So I’m really not into meat, like at all. However, put an In N Out cheeseburger, chicken strips, or turkey bacon in front of me, and I’ll pig (ha) out.
I made these bacon twists a while back for a girls-only brunch tea party, but it might be time to make them again! You really don’t need a specific recipe; it’s all fairly straight forward and you can add more quantities as needed.
Caramelized Turkey Bacon Twists:
Pre-heat oven to 350°. Cut each strip of bacon length-wise to make room for the twists on wooden skewers.
Pat each strip, front and back, into a plate loaded up with brown sugar and whatever additional flavors you want to add. I used freshly cracked black pepper and a dash of cayenne for a spicy glow.
Next, wrap each piece around thick, wooden skewers (you can pre-soak these if you’re concerned, but I didn’t since they aren’t in very long and aren’t exposed to flames). Place on a wire cooling rack on top of a foil-covered cookie sheet. (This will help prevent the bacon from burning in the sugar goo and will make cleanup so much easier.) Twist and tuck the ends down best you can. Some will likely still unravel a bit, but that shouldn’t be too noticeable in the end.
Once all your bacon is dressed, wrapped, and placed, sprinkle leftover sugar mixture over the top for some crunchy goodness (most of the earlier sugar you put on will have already soaked in/melded with the bacon juice).
Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until your bacon is cooked to your liking.
Let cool, then gently push the bacon off the skewers and into a serving dish.
Sample your tasty treat, and decide if you want to share or not!
P.S. Want to see my crazy bacon project for school a couple years ago? Check out the post here.