Pig Candy

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by prov1, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. prov1

    prov1 Smoke Blower

    What is the secret to making pig candy? I had a recipe that called for coating bacon strips in brown sugar, put on the smoker between 225-250 for about 30-40 minutes and you could expect great results. I am going on an hour now and it sure is not looking anywhere near being done? Am I missing something here?[​IMG]
  2. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I hear it-s pretty sweet stuff-have not made it myself-I use my off fall pork for tasso-the lady uses alot of that.
  3. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    We make it all the time, i add a little rub then brown suger
  4. oc-ken

    oc-ken Fire Starter

    ok This is new to me! what is pig candy?
  5. The first (and last) time I made some it seemed more like 1-2 hours before I was convinced it was cooked. I never did get it crispy, but it sure was good. I do need to make more one day. BTW....it's also good with sugar/cinnamon mix, like you'd put on toast. To steal a line....definitely good eats!
  6. short one

    short one Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Pigcandy is thick sliced bacon, rubbed with brown sugar and placed in the smoker and cooked until done. Several variations around, I use a sweet rib rub and make it up without the salt and rub the bacon with this and it is pretty tasty. Kinda like fatties, your imagination is the limit. Just watch the salt content of what you rub it with or it will be salty. Hope this helps.
  7. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    tho........arent you supposed to smoke it at temps like 300?
    so it DOES crisp up..........i mean......with the b.s. it should get SOME kind of barq
  8. prov1

    prov1 Smoke Blower

    I Kept cranking up the heat until I was getting some results....first batch I burned the heck out of it....the second batch turned out really good. Not sure if this will become habit forming like the rest of the meats.....[​IMG]
  9. bertjo44

    bertjo44 Smoking Fanatic

    Look guys, I have to work at least 5 days a week which makes it hard to smoke more than two, so the ideas have to slow down. Pig Candy, huh.
  10. Do you use actual cured bacon, or uncured bacon for these?
  11. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I use home made cured bacon myself, since the bacon is already smoked I just put some on a rack and coat the heck out of them 1 side with turbinado sugar / rub mixture and put them in my roaster oven until they look like pig candy,  this stuff is addicting and I really don't have a sweet tooth myself. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2011
  12. Thanks for the info meateater. I'll have to try this sometime soon.
  13. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

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