Savory and sweet. This bacon brittle did not come from your Grandma’s kitchen. It has black sesame seeds for extra crunch.
- 8 slice bacon
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 3 tablespoon black sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
Place bacon into a large, non-stick or cast skillet. Turn the heat to medium and cook bacon uncovered until crisp on both sides, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels, then crumble or chop well.
Pour off all but about 2 tablespoons bacon fat from the skillet. Add the chopped bacon, sugar and sesame seeds. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until sugar turns the a medium amber color, about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and quickly stir in baking soda.
Transfer mixture to prepared baking sheet and use a spatula to spread it out evenly to about 1/8‑inch; let cool. Break brittle into shards. Can be made 1 day ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.