Cornmeal-and-Brown Sugar-Crusted Bacon

For easy cleanup, line jelly-roll pans with aluminum foil.

Cornmeal-and-Brown Sugar-Crusted Bacon
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Total Time:
1 hrs
8 servings


  • 1/4 cup plain yellow cornmeal

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper

  • 16 thick bacon slices


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Combine first 3 ingredients in a shallow dish. Dredge bacon slices in cornmeal mixture, shaking off excess.

  2. Place half of bacon in a single layer on a lightly greased wire rack in a jelly-roll pan. Repeat procedure with remaining bacon, placing on another lightly greased wire rack in a second jelly-roll pan.

  3. Bake at 400° for 40 to 45 minutes or until browned and crisp. Let stand 5 minutes.

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