Thursday, July 30, 2015

Maple Bacon Peanuts

Maple Bacon Peanuts
(12 servings)


2 tbsp. Olive Oil
12 slices (2½ cups) Thick Slices Bacon, thinly sliced
4 tsp. Bacon Fat (from cooked bacon)
6 cups Roasted Unsalted Peanuts
1½ cups Pure Maple Syrup
6 large Fresh Egg Whites, beaten until frothy
2 tsp. Thyme Leaves, roughly chopped
to taste Kosher Salt


Over medium-high heat after a large sauté pan is hot, add oil and bacon.  Cook bacon stirring occasionally until crisp (about 5 minutes).  Drain bacon in a stainer over a bowl.  Then place bacon on paper towels and blot grease.  Reserve the needed bacon fat for later.  Place bacon in food processor and pulse until very fine.  In a large mixing bowl combine the bacon, bacon fat, peanuts, syrup, egg whites and thyme.  Pour mixture evenly into a rimmed sheet pan with a silicone mat or parchment paper.  Place pan in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.  Remove and stir mixture before returning to oven for another 15 minutes or until caramelized and syrup has reduced.  Season with salt immediately after removing from oven and let cool.  Break into clusters as it cools and store in air tight container.

Note:               You could try using other types of nuts or mixed nuts in this recipe.

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