Whiskey & Maple Glazed Slab Bacon
link for whiskey sauce: Whiskey Sauce for Meats and Vegetables
- 4-5 lb
- cured slab of bacon, unsliced
- 1/4 c
- pure maple syrup
- 1+ c
- whiskey glaze (recipe link to follow)
Place slab of bacon in center of pan, fatty side up.
With a sharp knife cut cross every 1", about 1/2" deep..Then turn and cut across again, so it looks like tic tac toe, only with a lot of lines...
Cover tightly with foil and bake for one hour. Remove from oven, reduce heat to 325.
Turn slab over...brush or drizzle 1/2 cup or so of whiskey glaze over top, cover again with foil and bake another hour.
Butter or spray a 9x13 pan, set aside. In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring milk, cream, salt and sugar to a boil, stirring occasionally. When it starts to boil, slowly sprinkle in corn meal while briskly whisking the whole time, until all corn meal has been incorporated. Continue to whisk until thickened. Then pour into prepared pan. Set aside to cool. When cool cut into servings. Warm slightly before serving. May be stored in refrigerator for up to a week.