Thai Bacon Brittle:
6 pieces hardwood smoked maple bacon
2 tablespoons sambal oelek (thai chili garlic paste)
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Kale And Honeycrisp Salad:
1 bunch kale, stems removed
1 large honeycrisp apple
4 ounces of your favorite semi-soft cheese (goat, bleu, feta)
2 tablespoons Sherry vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1-2 teaspoon maple syrup
To make your Thai Bacon Brittle: cook bacon on paper towels in microwave for 3 minutes. (Bacon will not be brown!) Pat dry and transfer to a wire rack placed on top of a lipped baking pan.
Mix sambal, brown sugar and maple syrup to form a thick paste. Using a spoon or pastry brush, glaze the top of the bacon. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 4 minutes, turn over and glaze the other side, continue cooking for another 3-5 minutes until golden brown and crisp.
To prepare dressing: Please adjust the ratio of vinegar/oil/syrup to your preferred level of sweetness/oil.
bacon recipe courtesy of: Lori Goldsby, for Food52.com