Bacon is the Man

Those potatoes are sweeeeeeet

Those potatoes are sweeeeeeet

This recipe will appeal to anyone who dips their bacon in the maple syrup. Or enjoys bacon, sugar and nuts.

Basically anyone who loves breakfast food.

Pecan Maple Bacon Candied Sweet Potatoes

  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes peeled and sliced 1/4″ thick
  • 3 slices thick apple smoked bacon cut into small squares
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans chopped roughly
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 oz bourbon

Steam potatoes until almost fork tender. In a three-quart saucepan fry bacon over moderate heat until fat renders. Add onion and saute over low heat, scraping up as many bits as possible, until deep golden brown. Add butter and melt over medium heat, deglazing the pan as it melts. Add brown sugar and mix well. Add syrup and mix again. Bring to a simmer then add bourbon and cook until somewhat thickened, about 5 minutes. In a greased baking dish layer the 1/3 slices sweet potato, then 1/3 pecans, then 1/3 sauce. Repeat and finish with any extra sauce. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees until browned and sauce is thick and bubbly, about 20-25 minutes.

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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5 Responses to Bacon is the Man

  1. cecilia says:

    This is such an american dish, I love bacon though, but I think bacon and maple syrup together are an aqcuired taste, probably at your mothers knee!.. .. have a lovely weekend .. c

  2. TasteFood says:

    Bacon is always the man.

  3. RoSy says:

    This looks DELISH!

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