What you need
1 lb bacon (preferably hickory smoked regular sliced bacon)
1 tsp cracked pepper
1/3 - 1/2 cup brown sugar (enough to coat bacon)
Skillet or griddle
Mixing bowl or large plate (for mixing ingredients)
Large plate for finished bacon
Step 1: Lay Out Bacon
Step 2: Crack Pepper
Step 3: Sprinkle Pepper on Bacon
Step 4: Mix in Brown Sugar
Step 5: Cook Bacon
Step 6: Finished Bacon
Step 7: Prepare to Eat
Congratulations! Enjoy your new favorite bacon recipe.
Trouble shooting and safety
Bacon will have a tendency to stick to the paper towel in the initial cooling stages. To prevent this from happening, flip bacon at roughly a minute and a half after being placed on the paper towel. Flip twice to ensure no sticking occurs.
Many bacon enthusiasts prefer their bacon crispy; However, crispy brown sugar & cracked pepper bacon becomes very difficult to eat and burns out the brown sugar flavor.
Clean your skillet/griddle as soon as it is cool enough to do so. The brown sugar turns into a molasses texture that can be very difficult to clean when left on a skillet/griddle surface for more than an hour after the cook.
The instructions are specific in stating to never cook the bacon at a higher level than medium heat. Grease will pop and subsequently get on clothes, other kitchen objects, and skin if your bacon is cooked at a higher temperature than medium.