It is Bacon Wednesday and we have hit the friggin’ jackpot this week. Spiced bacon twists. They are better than pig candy. We ate a whole container full. All of them. I am going home and making some more for tomorrow, even though Thursday is not an officially sanctioned bacon day at CRC World Headquarters.
This recipe comes from the Tuck U Inn at Glick Mansion in Atchison, Kansas, via allrecipes.com. Here’s the link. By the way, the original recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of dry mustard, which I think is a misprint. Use 2 teaspoons instead.
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.