This is one of those rare blog simulcast thingies because if I did not share the Spiced Bacon Twists we had on Bacon Wednesday at the Community Resource Center World Headquarters God would strike me flat dead.
The Chicks all decided that these wonderful logs of fatty sweet saltiness taste better than Pig Candy. You know that thing you get on your face, that goofy smile, when something tastes beyond delicious? We all had that thing going. The Women of St. Paul’s are hosting a reception for our new priest on Sunday and I do believe these tasty little gems will find a way on to the reception table. I will be so popular. They may even canonize me.
I know you can’t wait any longer for the recipe, so here it is, from the Tuck U Inn at Glick Mansion in Atchison, Kansas. They serve them for breakfast and I have to believe this is the most popular place in town. I’ll bet the locals spend the night there just to get some Spiced Bacon Twists.
Spiced Bacon Twists
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons dry mustard powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pound sliced bacon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set a wire rack over the foil. Use a baking sheet that has sides to catch the grease.
In a small bowl stir together the brown sugar, mustard powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne pepper. Press each slice of bacon into the mixture until coated. Twist each strip a few times and place on the baking rack.
Bake until bacon is browned and crisp enough to hold its shape, about 30-40 minutes.
(Note: We found this recipe on allrecipes.com. Here’s the link, but I think there is a misprint in the recipe, which calls for 2 tablespoons of dry mustard. That would be too much. Use 2 teaspoons.)