Sunday mornings we usually have a big breakfast, especially during Cross Country season when the guys burn off as many calories as they can eat. Dom makes this bacon as a special treat, and it is even fancy enough to make an appearance on a cocktail party tray.
1 lb. bacon
1 1⁄2 cups light brown sugar
Black pepper as desired
Separate the strips of bacon and blot dry with paper towels. Put the brown sugar into a tray or wide dish. Coat both sides of bacon by pressing each strip firmly into the sugar. Sprinkle with pepper if desired. Lay bacon out on sheet pans covered with parchment paper. Cook bacon in a preheated 425° oven, turning once, about 15 minutes until browned and lacquered. Let cool and serve.
*The late chef and food consultant Gene Hovis gave the recipe for this decadent bacon to Mortimer's in New York City.