March 18, 2014
2/3 CUP SUGAR
2 TABLESPOONS SESAME SEEDS
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a non-stick pan liner. Set aside.
Slice cold bacon crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces. In a cast iron or heavy skillet, cook bacon until almost done. Remove from pan, draining all but 2 tablespoons of the fat. Add sugar, sesame seeds and drained bacon. With a heat proof spatula, stir continuously. Sugar will melt. Continue stirring until it is a rich chocolate color and you see a small wisp of smoke. Immediately and quickly pour onto prepared pan. Spread around as thin as possible. Let cool. Blot to remove any extra bacon fat. Break and store in a tin.
NOTE: Have everything ready before beginning the recipe....it goes fast and there is a very limited window of opportunity for spreading the hot brittle.