making candied bacon
Step 1: Get a Pork Belly
get a pork belly from your local butcher
Step 2: Remove Skin, Cut Into Manageable Size
carefully remove skin and cut into manageable size for curing
Step 3: Cure It
I like to do 5lbs, 50/50 blend of sugar and salt 1t cayenne
Step 4: Smoke It!!
After curing 5 days rinse salt cure off. hang and smoke for 4hrs. should reach an internal temp of 140 hold for 30min
Step 5: Slice It,
you just made bacon!!!! slice it thick and arrange on racks or sheet pan. I prefer to finish in hot smoker but a 400 degree oven works too
Step 6: Baste With Simple Syrup
every 8-10 min brush with simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water brought to a boil) as the syrup is baking it will start to brown Andale a candy coating. when done in smoker it gets A lot more smoky goodness
Step 7: Enjoy, the Tasty Meat Candy
After repeating the process 1 more time ( about 15mins in oven) let sit at room temp for about 5min, once cool eat the awesomeness. CAUTION do not eat straight from oven the sugar is molten at this point if you try eat it hot it will burn like napalm!!!