Lacquered Chinese Bacon Recipe


Adapted from The Bacon Cookbook by James Villas

Recipe Facts



Active: 10 mins
Total: 6 hrs
Makes: 30 pieces of lacquered bacon

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  • 1 pound of Chinese bacon, soaked in water for at least 6 hours
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cut the meat crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick pieces.

  2. Place the sugar in a wide dish and dredge both sides of each bacon piece in the sugar, pressing the sugar firmly onto the pieces with your fingers.

  3. Arrange the slices on a pan or skillet and bake, turning once, until the bacon is cooked and browned, about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Special equipment

baking pan or skillet

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