Pork / Cracked Pepper Bacon
Cracked pepper rubbed bacon is an easy way to jazz up dishes that require bacon. We use it to make B. L.T.'s or to crumble on a salad.
Several years ago we decided to make B.L.T.'s,
you know, bacon, lettuce and tomato. It is really almost
a salad on toast if you think about it. Simple yet always
ready to please.
We have had the good fortune to try something that has
added a new dimension to our faithful B.L.T.. It is easy
and it will change the way you think about bacon. Although
in my family bacon is thought to be the perfect food,
and yet we have improved it.
We are in the habit of baking bacon (say that 3 times).
It always comes out perfectly cooked and fairly flat.
In doing this it was decided to sprinkle and lightly rub Knox's All Natural Cracked
Pepper Dry Rub into the bacon. It was a wise decision
and came out of the oven adorned with dry rub and a flavor
that was bacon but better. A bit of a bite with the sweet
smoky bacon flavor.
Here is what we did. You could also follow this recipe
with fresh ground black pepper with good results.
Baked Cracked Pepper Bacon Recipe
Take your bacon and lay it in a single layer on a cookie
sheet covered in foil.
Sprinkle Knox's Cracked Pepper Dry Rub over the bacon.
Bake in a preheated 375 degrees oven for approximately
20 minutes. It will be golden brown when done.
Remove form oven when done and place bacon on your B.L.T. (or it would just be a L.T.)
We thought this would also be great in salad or in sautéed
mushrooms for steak or possibly wrapped around shrimp
before grilling. Our heads are spinning from possibilities.