Candied Bacon With Goat Cheese

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“This appetizer comes from the forthcoming "Cooking the Cowboy Way: Recipes Inspired by Campfires, Chuck Wagons and Ranch Kitchens" by Grady Spears with June Naylor.”

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  1. In a medium bowl, combine the sugars with the pepper, mixing until well blended. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or quick-release foil (regular foil works just as well) and spread the sugar mixture over the sheets. Press one strip of bacon at a time into the sugar mixture, then flip it over to coat the other side. Place the bacon strips side by side on the sugar as you finish, to form a single layer in the pan.
  2. Repeat with the remaining bacon on the other cookie sheet. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the cookie sheets in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the bacon is darkened and cooked through. Remove sheets from oven and let cool for 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Once the bacon has cooled and hardened, cut the strips in half and top each with a dollop of goat cheese.

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