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Pig Candy

Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
edited 7:15AM in EggHead Forum
 
I decided to try my hand at Pig Candy this afternoon. I mixed Dark Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Black Pepper and a little sea salt in a plastic bag. Sorry I didn't measure anything, it was all to taste. If I had to guess I would say I used, 1 1/2 cups Dark Brown Sugar, 1 tablespoon of Cinnamon, 2 teaspoons of Black Pepper, 1 teaspoon of Sea Salt. I cut the bacon strips in half so they would be more manageable and put them in the bag with the sugar combination and shook them up making sure to get full coverage.
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I arranged them on an expanded aluminum grill topper and grilled at 400º indirect over a plate setter, drip pan and porcelain grid.
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At this temperature they were pretty easy to manage and only needed turning once. When they looked done I removed them from the heat.
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When they had cooled I cut them into bite sized pieces with a pair of sharp scissors.
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I packaged them in single layers separated by plastic film so they wouldn't stick together and then wrapped in foil.


Gator

 

Comments

  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Gator, That reminds me that I need to make some more pig candy. Nicely done! :P Tim
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    You wrapped it up??? I would have eaten it all...LOL...that looks delicious... B)
  • Gator, that Pig Candy looks da bomb!

    The only thing better is the quality of those last two photos - great job !
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Oh my Blair! That looks so fantastic!! You did a great job!! I gotta do that!!
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Gator the best pig candy I've seen the pics are great too
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    Thanks Tim, I hope to see your post so I can see how you do it. This was my first and was fun. It's simple yet has great room for experimentation.

    Gator

     
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    Thanks Kim, LOL, my conscience made me do it. I nibbled on enough while making it to last me the day.

    Gator

     
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,671
    I love pig candy and yours looks real good. I had to quit making it for friends because I kept eating it :whistle: It don't last long around here :)
  • Thanks Clark, I need to hide the Pig Candy somewhere safe till after my next doctors appointment. :(

    I have been upgrading my camera equipment and just got the lens I used for the last 2 photos, a 105mm Micro Nikkor. I was able to shoot those hand held with the fluorescent light over my desk. I have a new flash on order for that lens that should be interesting. :cheer:

    Gator

     
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    Thanks Molly, It's almost sinful to take something as good as bacon and make it sweet and sticky as well! :laugh:

    Next time I may increase the Black Pepper, maybe use a cracked instead of ground also. I found a couple pieces that had enough extra pepper on them to make them interesting and the smoky heat of the Black Pepper was great with the bacon and the sweet.

    Blair

     
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    Thanks Beli, It was a cold, windy afternoon here and the BGE helped keep me warm and out of trouble.

    Gator

     
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    Thanks Pat, I wrapped mine up just for that reason, it would have vanished around here also and I was afraid where it was going to go. :blink:

    Gator

     
  • Rib BonesRib Bones Posts: 449
    Great looking Pig Candy. Photos are incredible!!! :) :woohoo:
  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,123
    Morning Gator:

    Pig Candy good and yours looks delish! I like the idea of adding some cinnamon...I need to do some more soon!

    Have a GREAT day!

       Jay

    Brandon, FL


     

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    Thanks Rick, the Pig Candy was a success and the photos are all part of the fun around here.

    Gator

     
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Gator,

    I ain't never seen no pig candy look quite that good. :woohoo:

    I gotta make that stuff.
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    Morning Jay, Thanks, the cinnamon I'm sure came from here on the forum somewhere. I was tempted to try adding some nutmeg also but got lazy and talked myself into keeping it simple for my first try.

    Gator

     
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    Thanks Adam, I think my cooking improved with my new camera. :laugh:

    Gator

     
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    That may very well be the most BEAUTIFUL pig candy I ever saw!!! :)
  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,678
    Nice pics dude ;) That's some good looking pig.
  • RicklesssRicklesss Posts: 391
    Gator, Hope you don't mind, but that second to the last photo is now my home page shot. (don't know how long the Mrs. will allow it, but we'll see...)
    It looks GOOD!
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    Thanks Hoss, LOL, I need to quit cooking and go back to photography. It's the only Pig Candy I've ever had so I don't know if it taste as good as it looks or not. :laugh:

    Gator

     
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    Thanks JoJo, I've wanted to try Pig Candy for a long time.

    Gator

     
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    Hey Rick, Glad you like the photo. LOL, I've looked at bacon most of the afternoon and thought it was a nice picture but I am pleasantly surprised and delighted that people are liking the photographs (particularly that one I think). I don't mind at all. :)

    Gator

     
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    I think I just hurt myself trying to get a bite of the last two pics :( :sick:
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    Hi loco_engr,

    I think your supposed to print before eating! LOL. Use a low salt, low fat ink and you have invented a healthy bacon.

    Please don't hurt yourself, one pig has already given his all for the production of this post. :(

    Gator

     
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