Twist the bacon for a texture that's crisp on the ends and chewy in the center.
Cut bacon slices in half.
Combine sugar and pepper in a shallow dish. Dredge bacon in sugar mixture, shaking off excess.
Twist each bacon slice, if desired. Place bacon in a single layer on a lightly greased baking rack in an aluminum foil-lined baking pan.
Bake at 425° for 20 to 25 minutes or until crisp. Allow bacon to cool before serving.