Datz Celebrates Bacon!

Datz is comfort food with flair. It’s a craft beer oasis, a bourbon lover’s paradise, a foodie wonderland filled with bacon, cheese, and house-made breads.   Located at 2616 S. MacDill Ave. in Tampa.  Click here for a complete menu

Smoked Chili Candied Bacon 
 
2#     Thick cut Neuske Bacon
2 cup  Brown Sugar
4 tsp   Chili Powder
1 tsp   Cayenne Pepper
1.5 tsp Smoked Paprika
 
Directions:
 
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine sugar, chili powder, cayenne pepper and mix well. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a wire rack on top of baking sheet. Spray rack with cooking spray. Lay out bacon on rack making sure that the pieces do not overlap. SPrinkle with 1.5 tsp of smoked paprika. Place in oven and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle sugar and spice mixture to evenly coat the top. Return to the oven and cook 10 minutes. Remove from oven and flip the bacon. Sprinkle the remaining sugar and spice mixture, evenly coating. Return to oven and cook 10 minutes. Let cool 1 minute.
 

Maple Candied Bacon
 
2#     Thick cut Neuske Bacon
1c      Maple Syrup
3 tsp  Dijon Mustard
10 twists of cracked black pepper
 
Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a wire rack on top of baking sheet.  Lay out bacon on rack making sure that the pieces do not overlap.
In a small bowl, whisk maple syrup and mustard together. Generously spoon over the top of the bacon and cook for 12 to 15 minutes. Turn bacon over and baste with the remaining syrup mixture. Bake another 5 to 10 minutes or until desired crispiness is achieved. Remove from oven and while hot sprinkle the freshly ground cracked black pepper on top. Then flip over and repeat on other side.
 
Beer Candied Coffee Bacon
 
Yield 20
 
2#     Thick cut Neuske Bacon
1c      Brown Sugar
1/2c   Chickory Style Stout Beer
1TBS  Kona Ground Coffee
 
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a wire rack on top of baking sheet.  Lay out bacon on rack making sure that the pieces do not overlap. Cook for 10 minutes
 
In a bowl, combine brown sugar, stout, and coffee, whisking together to form a syrup.
 
Remove bacon from oven and brush one side of bacon with coffee beer syrup. Flip bacon and coat other side with the syrup as well. Return to oven and cook another 10 minutes. Remove from oven and repeat process another time or two, until bacon is crispy and browned and all the glaze is finished.
 
 

 

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