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One of the messiest foods I ever make is bacon. Grease seems to appear on my hands, counter, and oven before I even know what's happening. The mess is especially excessive when I make sweet and spicy bacon, which just so happens to be the most delicious bacon in the world. Since I've discovered the Scotch-Brite™ Scrubbing Dish Cloth, I'm much more inclined to make a batch of it!
With bacon, splatter is inevitable, but the scrubbing dots make quick work of the grease, even after it's dried. This sweet and spicy grease is extra special though--it's sticky too, thanks to that glorious caramelized brown sugar. Never fear, this dish cloth takes care of it! I still had to soak my wire racks a bit, but with the help of a darn fine dish cloth, clean-up was pretty much a breeze, which is good news because that means I get my reward of sweet, crispy, spicy bacon that much sooner.
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- 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 pound bacon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Line two baking sheets with foil and place a wire cooling rack* sprayed with nonstick spray on top of each baking sheet.
In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and spices. Add the bacon and toss everything together until the bacon is well coated on all sides.
Arrange the bacon slices in a single layer on the racks on the prepared baking sheets. You can place them close together or even touching because they will start to shrink up as soon as they hit the oven. Sprinkle any remaining sugar mixture evenly over the bacon slices.
Place the baking sheets in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes. Check the bacon and continue baking, checking it every couple of minutes. You want the bacon to be a dark golden brown and slightly crisped. The sugar should be bubbly and caramelized. It will bake for around 20-30 minutes total, depending on the thickness of the bacon.
Remove the baking sheets from the oven and let the bacon cool on the rack for 5 minutes then transfer it to a serving platter. Be sure to remove the bacon from the rack while it is still warm or it will stick.
*If you don't have wire cooling racks, you can place the bacon directly on top of the foil, but the wire racks make the most crispy bacon!