Sunday, January 11, 2015

Maple-Lacquered Bacon

Last summer while on vacation I bought myself a new cook book, Amy Thielen, Midwestern Table chef and author.  Like me she is a Minnesota girl.
Even my husband watches her show with me, he loves all the Minnesota stuff about it from the chopped wood, homemade firepit grill to all the local products she grows or buys and of course her awesome cooking.
It's fun we can relate so well to her show!
So this weekend I decided to make her Maple Lacquered Bacon with crushed peanuts

What you need:
1 Package of a nice thick bacon, approximately 12 pieces
1/4 Cup Maple syrup
1/4 Cup salted peanuts, crushed
Parchment paper

How to make it:
Preheat your oven to 375
Line your baking sheets with parchment paper
Dip your bacon into the maple syrup and coat well, I was going for a Minnesota theme with this appetizer so I used this Maple Syrup produced in Hamel, MN.

Also I found a this bacon from Duluth, MN.  If you have not been there go, it's an awesome city, beautiful views and lots of good eats!

Lay it onto your baking sheet and sprinkle with pepper

Bake for 20 minutes
Flip the bacon and continue to bake for 10 -15 minutes
Put your peanuts into a sandwich bag and roll over them with a rolling pin or whatever you can find to crush them.

(Do you like my Rooster coffee cup?  My Grandma gave that to me for Christmas one year.  I call it my cock cup haha! Sorry TMI am I over sharing? Yes I can be a weird-o)

Once that 15 minutes is up flip bacon  and if you desire to at this time sprinkle with your crushed peanuts.

We just munched on this throughout the day this weekend, it was so crunchy just an awesome flavor combination!

Hope you enjoy them!

*I'm calling this an appetizer but this could be a breakfast food too!


  1. Hi Ang! I have been to your blog once or twice in the past but was dense and never signed up for emails. I'm fixing that right now. I love your blog and your appetizers. My channel sadly lacks appetizers, so I will be fixing that too.

    1. You're the sweetest Beth! And me on the other hand have to many appetizers! Thanks for reading xoxo!