Crispy Cardamom Sugared Bacon.

I’m still in full blown holiday mode.

I decided I was never going to eat again in my entire life.

Then I made this bacon.

Sort of weird. Right? I love cardamom, but let me tell you how I realllllllly feel about it: When I smell it? Like right out of the shaker thing? I think it smells like… orange. And only orange. I dunno.

But then when it’s in things, like poundcake and cupcakes and frosting and brown butter and pasta and a trillion other things I should never let cross my lips again, I want to jump it’s bones. It’s like a cozy, cuddly fire and warm woolen mittens and a hot mug of drinking chocolate. And the only way it gets better is with BACON.

Oh, and by the way, I just googled “what does cardamom smell like,” and let’s just say…turns out I’m not the weirdest person on the inter-webs.

Crispy Cardamom Sugared Bacon

makes 10 slices

10 slices thick-cut bacon

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, then lay a wire rack on top of the baking sheet.

On a large plate, mix sugar and cardamom. Dredge bacon slices through the mix, lightly patting the sugar on top but not overdoing it. Lay strips on wire rack and bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping the bacon once halfway through.

Remove and drain on paper towels for 1 minute.

Tomorrow I’ll show you what the heck to do with this weird stuff. Besides inhale it.