Candied Bacon Sriracha Appetizer

I am going to show you one of the best appetizers that has ever existed. The Candied Bacon Sriracha Shot.

About a month ago my wife and I were invited to a Christmas party coming up on Friday. We are all supposed to bring an appetizer to share. Well, last week I was at hockey practice with my kids when the hostess saw me and jokingly jabbed me with “I expect big things Ashbach … I know you are a food blogger.”  Gauntlet thrown.

It was game time. I decided to make a candied bacon flight. For the party I will be adding a flight of different sauces, but tonight I only have Sriracha. This should create a fatty, salty, sweet, and spicy flavor all at the same time.

Let’s get started. You will need the following ingredients to make the Candied Bacon Sriracha appetizer.

  • Bacon
  • Black pepper
  • Brown Sugar
  • Sriracha and other sauces to make a flight

You will also need two baking sheets. I got the idea for cooking the bacon this way from the FoodNetwork.com. But I decided to expand a bit and make the Sriracha shots for our Christmas party.

Start by placing some parchment paper on the bottom baking sheet and line it with bacon. I like to cut the bacon in half because it makes a nice size for the appetizer.

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Then sprinkle some black pepper and brown sugar on top of the bacon before placing another piece of parchment paper and the second baking sheet on top.

 

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Now, bake for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees or until the bacon is cooked to your desired doneness.

 

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Take the bacon out of the oven and let it sit so the sugar can firm up a bit before patting up the grease with a paper towel.

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Finally, take a shot glass and place a dab of your sauces on the bottom and put your bacon in it.

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Enjoy!

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Chris Ashbach is one of the founders of Dan330. Chris is a pilot and avid outdoorsman who loves fishing, hunting, camping, and exploring. He loves taking kids (especially his own) on trips to share his passion of the outdoors. Chris is also a gardener, volunteers at Let's Go Fishing, and teaches Sunday school. Chris holds a MA in Organizational Leadership and is faculty at a local university in Minnesota; teaching undergraduate business classes.