Just a few more days to go and we need some protein added to our menu! Remember the discussion I had with my “monsters”? Well, the next thing they yelled out after “lobster” was “MAPLE SYRUP.” New England is very well known for their maple syrup, I agree, but how on earth can we incorporate that into our menu?? It took some time and tons of Pinterest searches, but I finally found the perfect solution from The Kitchen Whisperer …. she calls it “man candy.” I was cracking up!! We are leaving out the bourbon, because, ya know … kiddos, but my oldest nephew is super excited about this recipe and wants to help! YAY! He wants to make these as skewers so we will adapt her instructions a bit to suit his idea.
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 cup light brown sugar
🥓 Soak skewers in water for 30-60 minutes.
🥓 Preheat oven to 400 degreesF
🥓 Combine brown sugar and maple syrup in saucepan over medium/low heat. Cook until reduced to a thick glaze. Stir frequently and watch closely!
🥓 Fold bacon strips accordian style
🥓Insert skewers through 2 pieces of bacon and unfold on skewers. Should look like ribbon.
🥓 Place bacon skewers on foil lined pan.
🥓Coat top side of bacon with sugar/syrup reduction.
🥓Cook for 13 minutes.
🥓Remove from oven. Flip skewers over. Coat top side with sugar/syrup reduction.
🥓 Cook for 13 minutes.
🥓 Let cool and enjoy!
Stayed tuned for the next item on our Super Bowl Sunday menu!