Cornmeal-and-Brown Sugar-Crusted Bacon

Cornmeal-and-Brown Sugar-Crusted BaconRecipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett
For easy cleanup, line jelly-roll pans with aluminum foil.


Makes 8 servings
Total time: 1 Hours

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 1 Hours


1/4 cup plain yellow cornmeal
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
16 thick bacon slices


1. Preheat oven to 400°. Combine first 3 ingredients in a shallow dish. Dredge bacon slices in cornmeal mixture, shaking off excess.

2. Place half of bacon in a single layer on a lightly greased wire rack in a jelly-roll pan. Repeat procedure with remaining bacon, placing on another lightly greased wire rack in a second jelly-roll pan.

3. Bake at 400° for 40 to 45 minutes or until browned and crisp. Let stand 5 minutes.