Pig Candy recipe?

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by keywesmoke, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. keywesmoke

    keywesmoke Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I can't find one here, maybe the search function is steering me away. I defrosted a bunch of stuff including bacon and want to make some pig candy. Anyone have a recipe?
     
  2. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Seems to me that Dutch posted a recipe for that under a different name wayyyyy back. I'll look for it.

    Cheers!
     
  3. seaham358

    seaham358 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    When I made it all I did was get some thick sliced bacon and coat both sides with brown sugar. I put this in a aluminum pan and smoked until the beacon was done. I had it on the hot side of my smoker and it came out great.
     
  4. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  5. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    that went str8 into my bookmarks............

    another "CANDY", was that video of chicken fried bacon........summin like that.....i can't locate that video........it was shot down in texas.......where ELSE?


    d88de
     
  6. keywesmoke

    keywesmoke Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I know there's cayenne in the sugar mix........thought this would be around here.
     
  7. keywesmoke

    keywesmoke Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

  8. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    It is posted here somewhere I tried it. Let me see if I saved it someplace ...


    Nope can't find it. I remember it was brown sugar. According to my log all I used was brown sugar and apple juice spritz.
     
  9. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Will bacon brittle do?

    Bacon Brittle


    MAKES ABOUT 1 POUND
    1 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup light corn syrup
    1/2 cup water
    1 tablespoon unsalted butter
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1⁄2-3⁄4 tsp. salt
    3/4 cup chopped pecans
    1 cup cooked bacon bits (about 12 ounces uncooked bacon)
    Grease or butter a large nonstick baking sheet.
    In a medium heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and water over medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves and the syrup comes to a boil. Attach a candy thermometer to the pan, increase the heat to high, and cook, without stirring, until the mixture reaches 290 degrees.

    Remove from the heat.

    Stir in the butter, vanilla, baking soda, salt pecans and bacon bits. The mixture will foam.
    When it stops foaming, pour the hot mixture onto the prepared baking sheet as thinly as possible. Use a silicone spatula or a buttered spatula to spread.
    Cool at least 10 minutes before breaking into pieces. Store in a covered container.
     
  10. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Damn girl, even though thats not BBQ, that sound's pretty good [​IMG]
    And i thought i had heard it all!! [​IMG]
     
  11. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Can't go wrong if bacon is involved.[​IMG]
    (should be my motto)
     
  12. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Do you have to refrigerate this?
     
  13. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Debi, it usually doesn't last very long..but if I have any leftover, I stick it in the fridge.
     
  14. coleysmokinbbq

    coleysmokinbbq Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

  15. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i just use dark brown sugar and a little bit of cayenne pepper

    as Deb said, spritz with apple juice
     
  16. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    And that is all there is to it....good stuff!![​IMG]
     
  17. keywesmoke

    keywesmoke Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Made these last night and took them to my local bar to give to friends. BIG HIT! Nice sweet bite, chewy and a slight hot finish from the cayenne. Great with cold beer. Success.
    Breakfast links, wrapped in bacon, rolled (I rolled heavy) in brown sugar and cayenne, then smoked at 250 for 2.5 with apple. By the time I got the smoker hot, the brown sugar had melted into the bacon, so they don't look coated but they are. Some came out black but they all tasted great.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    just LOOKING at them, my blood sugar went up 100 points.........

    good job

    d88de
     
  19. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    MMMmmmm keywesmoke, those look fantastic! [​IMG]
     
  20. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Pig candy can be made very easily by just pushing thick slice bacon into brown sugar and then into the smoker. Light brown and dark brown sugar make for completely different tastes. Light brown is sweeter and dark brown provides a slightly bitter taste. Debi, I would say that since the meat doesn't become as dry as jerky dehydration that it probably should be refrigerated. I refrig mine.
     

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