Black Sesame Bacon Brittle

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Savory and sweet. This bacon brittle did not come from your Grandma’s kitchen. It has black sesame seeds for extra crunch.

Black Sesame Bacon Brittle

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  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

  • Cook bacon in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat until most of the fat is rendered and bacon is starting to crisp. Transfer bacon to a sieve set over a small bowl; reserve drippings.

  • Return bacon, 1 Tbsp. drippings, sugar, and sesame seeds to same skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until sugar turns the color of milk chocolate, about 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to prepared baking sheet and use a spatula to spread out evenly; let cool. Break brittle into shards. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.

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    Ingredients

    • 8 slice bacon
    • ⅔ cup sugar
    • 3 tablespoon black sesame seeds
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda

    Directions

    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.