Do you have a bacon lover in your house? I swear, Kiddo is the equivalent of the Cookie Monster when it comes to his love of Bacon. When it comes to breakfast meats, I’m a sausage eater at heart. However, I do appreciate a good, smoky piece of bacon every now and again. I don’t know about the bacon eaters in your house, but mine tends to shy away from vegetables. Well, there’s more than one way to get him to eat his carrots . . .
Bacon Wrapped Maple Glazed Carrots
2 lbs. young Carrots, with tops
1 lb. bacon
1/4 cup pure Maple Syrup
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
2 tablespoons Bourbon
Chopped Flat Leaf Parsley for garnish
Heat the oven to 425 degrees.
Peel carrots and trim tops, leaving just an inch or two for dramatic flair.
Wrap each carrots with a piece of bacon as tightly as possible so that when it cooks the bacon sticks to the carrots.
Place on a baking sheet that’s been sprayed with cooking spray and roast in the oven for 20 minutes.
While the carrots are roasting you can make the glaze by adding the syrup, cayenne pepper and bourbon to a small bowl and mixing together.
Remove from the oven and glaze generously with the maple glaze and roast again for another 15 minutes.
While the carrots continue to roast, chop the parsley for garnish.
Remove the carrots from the oven and glaze once more, sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.
Original Recipe: Mantitlement