Bacon seems to be all the rage these days, so I guess I am just jumping on the bandwagon. I stumbled across the blog, Recipes We Love, which was featuring a sugar and coffee bacon recipe, and thought I should give it a try. It seemed like a fun little experiment, and I wouldn't even need to go to the store. Plus I always get brownie points from James whenever bacon is involved.
My favorite thing about this wonderful new adaptation to the classic breakfast meat is the contrast between the strong bacon and the subtle coffee and sugar flavors. And of course, it is so easy to make!
For my adaptation you will need:
- 1 tsp Ground coffee per 3 pieces of bacon
I cook my bacon on a cast iron pan. This adaptation isn't scientific and there are many different ways to approach the concept of coffee bacon. The easiest way to do this is to sprinkle the coffee and sugar on the bacon as it cooks, just don't forget to do both sides. However, you could also rub coffee grounds and sugar on the bacon prior to cooking. This will most likely enhance the flavor. Adjust the amount of sugar you place on the bacon according to your needs. If you feel you have put too much coffee grounds on, don't fear, just brush them off before you eat.
I kept the sugar to just a small pinch, but this bacon could easily be eaten in more of a dessert capacity. I have been seeing lots of bacon cupcakes, and this recipe would work perfectly for a cupcake topping. I am thinking dark chocolate bacon cupcakes with a mocha frosting and a coffee bacon topping, doesn't sound to bad.
However, this bacon was used as breakfast for dinner. Breakfast for dinner is always a good idea.