Keto Curry Candied Bacon Recipe
A lot of quirky restaurants I stumble upon during my travels feature candied bacon, sometimes decorating cakes or donuts or some other over-the-top festival of a dessert.
Suspicious of what might be drizzled on said bacon, I typically pass. But it did inspire me to create my own “special bacon” that my keto friends can also enjoy.
If you like this keto curry candied bacon recipe then you’ll love our other sweet candy recipes.
Cooking Bacon in the Oven
Even if you’re not sold on candied bacon, this tip can be lifesaving. I spent too many years cooking bacon the old-fashioned way.
I’ll bet you’ve done it too. You station yourself over the stove, working slowly in batches as the bacon sizzles to perfection. While it does, it splatters hot grease everywhere, mostly on your hands.
But no more. Oven-baked bacon is delicious, easier to clean up, and super convenient. You can go about your life while the bacon does its thing. Awesome!
Line your baking pan with aluminum foil to catch the drippings. It will really simplify your cleanup.
Keto Ingredient Swap
One of the nice things about this keto curry candied bacon recipe is that it requires few ingredients. All you need is bacon (if you’re buying from the store, aim for one with few ingredients), curry powder, and erythritol, a type of sugar alcohol.
Candied bacon is typically created using a brown sugar rub. Since that’s not a good idea on a keto diet, I used erythritol instead. Simple swap, delicious results. Maple bacon is another popular snack/topping, but syrup is not something that the keto diet allows for. This keto curry candied bacon recipe will definitely satiate any cravings for sweet bacon!
You’ll notice that the serving size is two strips of bacon, so don’t be tempted to eat the whole batch in one sitting!
For a more “traditional” candied bacon, check out this recipe.
- 8 slices of bacon
- 2 Tablespoons (24 g) erythritol
- 1 Tablespoon (7 g) curry powder
- Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C).
- Lay the bacon slices on a baking rack.
- Mix the curry powder with the erythritol and rub over the bacon slices.
- Bake the bacon until crispy (approx. 20 minutes).
- Enjoy as entire slices or crumble into small pieces for a snack.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 0 g
- Calories: 261
- Sugar: 0 g
- Fat: 26 g
- Carbohydrates: 1 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 6 g