Lacquered Chinese Bacon Recipe

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Lacquered Chinese Bacon Recipe

Adapted from The Bacon Cookbook by James Villas

  • Yield:Makes about 30 pieces of lacquered bacon
  • Active time: 10 minutes
  • Total time:6 hours


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


  1. 1.

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

  2. 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. 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.