Brown Sugar Bacon with Gorgonzola Dipping Sauce

  • Photo and Recipe courtesy of <a href='http://chefericlevine.com/' target='_blank'>Chef Eric LeVine</a>
  • Yield: 4 servings

    Ingredients

  • 8 pieces smoked bacon
  • 1 c. light brown sugar
  • Dipping Sauce:

  • 8 ounces gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1/2 c. plain yogurt

    Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350&deg; F. Rub raw bacon with brown sugar, pressing so that sugar adheres to both sides. Place coated bacon on a non-stick baking pan covered with parchment paper and place in oven until bacon looks caramelized and crisp, about 15 to 20 minutes. (This may take a bit longer depending on your oven.) Remove from oven and set aside to cool. Do not touch while hot as the caramelized sugar may burn you.
  • To Make Dipping Sauce:

  • While bacon is cooling, combine all ingredients until well incorporated.
  • Serve when bacon is fully cooled. Keep Dipping Sauce cold until ready to serve.