Yes, you read that right. PRALINE BACON. Sweet. Salty. Smoky. Nutty. This is good. Very, very, VERY good.
I first had praline bacon when I lived in New Orleans at an awesome restaurant right down the street from me in the Bywater called Elizabeth’s. This place is the bomb dot com, and if you are EVER in New Orleans you MUST go there. They even have a PRALINE BACON BURGER! Hmm… is it worth hopping in my car and driving 22 hours to eat there right now? Maybe not this time. But let me tell you, it’s tempting.
Pralines are a rich, decadent treat made from sugar, nuts (usually pecans), and milk or cream. The result is a super sweet candy-like cookie-ish treat that is also like fudge. It’s a bit hard to explain. Suffice it to say: they are delicious.
This recipe takes the praline’s sugar and nuts and puts it on BACON. I don’t know why, but I feel the need to capitalize the word bacon every time I write it. Probably because I am so excited when bacon + sugar get together! It’s the perfect (and impressive) side to pair with an otherwise savory brunch, such as alongside eggs benedict or a quiche.
OK here’s how this works. First of all, you must bake the bacon. Have you ever baked bacon before? Oh boy, you are in for a treat….