Bacon + Chicharon is One of The Best Mashups Ever
Who doesn't love bacon and chicharon, right?
Two pork favorites-bacon and the local chicharon-in one indulgent, crunchy treat? We're game! Remember to serve these with spiced vinegar to balance the richness.
vegetable oil, for frying
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons chili powder
salt, to season
1/2 cup cornstarch
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground pepper
12 strips thick-cut bacon, sliced into 3-inch lengths
1 Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
2 Combine brown sugar, chili powder, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
3 Combine cornstarch, baking powder, and ground pepper in a bowl. Lightly dredge bacon in mixture until completely coated.
4 Fry bacon until crisp and golden, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Make sure bacon strips are completely submerged in oil but remain flat on the pan. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
5 Sprinkle with sugar mixture. Serve immediately.