We once held firm to the belief that there was no way to improve upon the tried-and-true classic of Peanut Brittle… Then Chef Elana introduced us to Peanut and Bacon brittle, marrying two of our all-time favorite flavors.
2 slices bacon
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons peanuts
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1. Prepare Bacon
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Place bacon in a medium pan over medium heat. Cook until fat is rendered and bacon is crispy, 5-6 minutes. While bacon cooks, roughly chop peanuts and set aside. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. When cool enough to handle, chop into ¼-inch dice and set aside.
2. Melt Sugar
Heat sugar in a medium pot over medium heat without stirring until it begins to melt slightly around sides. Then begin to stir constantly, avoiding sides of pot, until melted, smooth, and a medium amber color, 3-4 minutes. Do not touch the sugar mixture with your hands.
3. Make Brittle
Remove pot from heat and immediately stir in bacon and peanuts just to combine, no more than 10 seconds. Immediately pour mixture onto prepared baking sheet, being sure not to touch. Using a spatula, spread into a thin, even layer. Sprinkle over Maldon salt. Allow brittle to cool completely, about 5 minutes, then break into pieces and serve.
Recipe by: Chef Elana