I just thought Pig Candy would be an amazing way to get this pork recipes thread kicked off! Hope you agree.
Yeah, it never lasts for too long...but your friends who get some will thank you forever and never forget their first pig candy! Hope you all enjoy it (not worried... )
P.s., I am not honestly sure of the exact temp I used to cook the last batch of pig candy I did. Might have been lower than the 275 to 300 I put in the recipe. I would definitely suggest starting at 275 and move it up if it's cooking too slowly. If you're getting any sugar burn at 275, definitely back it down a bit. Better to cook the bacon all the way through before burning the sugar so you don't want the temp too high.
Thanks for the recipe. Do you remember approx. how long it was on the cooker? I was thinking of brushing each slice of bacon with pure maple syrup and then dredging. I've seen this is some other recipes....but I like your idea of dredging.
We do an annual thanksgiving turkey fry. I've been working on curing and smoking bacon. My last batch was a little salty, so I sliced it a little thicker, then lightly coated with 1/4 cracked black pepper. Then slow smoked in my electric smoker (YS640 on order) until the slices were firm. Served as the perfect stir stick in a bloody mary.