Friday, May 08, 2015


makes two cups 

4 slices hickory-smoked bacon, chopped
5 1/2 cups thin sweet onion strips
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons bourbon
pinch of dried crushed red pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt 
Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Add onions to skillet; cook, stirring often, over medium heat 15 minutes or until onions are caramel colored. Add sugar, stirring to dissolve. Stir in vinegar and next 4 ingredients. Cook 5 minutes or until liquid is consistency of syrup. Add bacon; cook, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes or until thickened and consistency of thin 
bacon recipe source: Southern Living Bourbon & Bacon: The Ultimate Guide to the South's Favorite Foods, by Morgan Murphy (Oxmoor House, 2014); Food Republic, December 23, 2014

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