Recipe of the Week

Candied-bacon popcorn

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Candied-bacon popcorn.
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By Connor Daniel O’Neill
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Ingredients

 

  • •4 qts popcorn, organic
  • •2 each bacon, strips
  • •2 cups bacon, medium diced
  • •1/3 cup Aleppo pepper
  • •1 cup brown sugar
  • •1 cup light corn syrup
  • •1/4 cup butter
  • •4 oz. baking soda
  • •1/2 tsp. salt

 

 

Method

 

Render fat from bacon strips over low heat in medium saucepot. 

Remove strips from fat and discard.

Over medium heat pop the corn in bacon fat. 

Once corn is fully popped remove from heat and place in mixing bowl. 

In a separate pot over medium high heat combine sugar, corn syrup, ¼ tsp salt, and butter and stir constantly, allowing it to boil for two to three minutes. 

Remove from heat and stir in baking soda. 

Pour caramel mixture over popcorn and stir thoroughly.

Stir in bacon, Aleppo pepper, and salt.

Spread evenly on sheet pan and place in 250 degree oven until bacon is rendered (approx. 35 min.), rotating the pan and stirring throughout the cooking process.

Remove from oven and, once cooled, store in airtight container.

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