I spent the past weekend at Lord Camden Inn, Camden, Maine. Creating a Farmgirl style breakfast with their own chef, Eric Boucher. We had a blast and everyone loved the food. One thing we served was Maple Pepper Bacon. Super simple to make at home! So many nice people asked how to make it, I thought I’d put the recipe up. Just a quick mix up of a few spices and you’ll be on your way to a sweet and savory maple experience. If you’ve ever been to Camden, Maine during the summer but never during the holiday season- you must. Lord Camden Inn and its sister properties are gorgeous. The staff is ready for your every request, rooms are spotless and the property is perfectly maintained. Full-breakfast comes with your room with your stay at Lord Camden Inn. This breakfast is prepared by their chef, Eric Boucher and his team. It varies a little each day to keep your taste buds singing. They use as many locally sourced ingredients as they can.
Line a half sheet pan with a piece of parchment paper for easy clean up. One-pound of bacon fits perfectly on a half sheet pan if you overlap it just a tad. Generously sprinkle the bacon with the maple pepper mixture and bake in a preheated 425 degree F oven for about 20 minutes. Or until it’s cooked like you like it. Remove from the pan immediately, or it will stick to the pan. Let it drain on a paper towel. This bacon is delicious in baked mac and cheese, BLT’s or breakfast sandwiches. We also love it on a grilled chicken sandwich with avocado. Yummy. You’ll be licking your fingers on this one.
Maple Pepper Bacon
- 1 cup granulated maple sugar
- 3 tablespoons dry mustard
- 5 tablespoons ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon granulated onion
- 2 teaspoon granulated garlic
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl with a spoon. Place the spice mixture in either a glass jar with a lid or airtight deli-style container.