Cinnamon Bacon — Who Knew?!

Our friend Joe brought over some Prairie Pride Farm uncured hickory smoked cinnamon bacon he purchased from Grass Roots Gourmet in the Global Market.  I was wary at first, for the mere description caused images of cinnamon rolls to dance in my head.  Of course, the image of cinnamon rolls in and of itself is not a bad thing, mind you.

Contrary to the instructions on the package, we cooked the bacon in a 375° oven for about 20 minutes.  I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome.  The cinnamon flavor is very subtle.  I’ll definitely enjoy more of kind in the future.

Prairie Pride Farm is a fifth generation family-owned farm in south central Minnesota.  Besides clover-fed free range chickens, they raise Berkshire hogs, known for their great flavor and tenderness.  They even offer non-hydrogenated leaf lard, which is difficult to find.  This type of lard is used for tender, flaky pie crusts and I want to try it out in my biscuit recipe some time soon.

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