If you are tired of simple fried bacon, try this. Bacon is simmered in a spice blend, then cooked until crisp and coated with great flavor.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet, stir together the water, garlic, and paprika. Separate the bacon slices, and place in the skillet. Turn the heat to high. The water will evaporate leaving the bacon coated with the garlic and paprika. Reduce the heat to medium-high, and continue to fry to your desired crispness, turning as needed.

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Nutrition Facts

107 calories; protein 7.2g; carbohydrates 1.5g; fat 7.9g; cholesterol 20.6mg; sodium 433.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2006
Ok I admit I was skeptical. I really didn't see how fried bacon could be improved upon. Wow was I wrong! This is unbelievably delicious. I made it exactly as stated the first time and loved it. The next time I upped the garlic powder and decreased the paprika - outstanding!! Thanks Whats His Face and Bill!! (PS Bill's Bacon is magnificent in a grilled cheese sandwich. I made it using the quick and easy 'Bachelor Grilled Cheese' recipe from this site. Holy cow! Delicious!!) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/05/2006
This was okay but I prefer plain bacon. This also did not smell good while it was frying. Thanks anyway. Read More
(40)
44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 2 stars
08/05/2006
This was okay but I prefer plain bacon. This also did not smell good while it was frying. Thanks anyway. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/26/2005
Perhaps it was the type of bacon I used (maple) or because I reduced the recipe to one serving but this just tasted like regular bacon. Nice idea however. I might try again sometime with regular bacon. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/30/2006
I wasn't that impressed - it was just okay. It was nice to have a change from the regular bacon but it didn't make enough of a difference in the flavor for the effort so I'd rather just have the plain bacon. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/24/2006
My husband LOVES bacon and garlic but this bacon did NOT disappear like I thought it would. If I make again I will cut paprika in 1/2 and maybe even lessen the garlic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2006
Ok I admit I was skeptical. I really didn't see how fried bacon could be improved upon. Wow was I wrong! This is unbelievably delicious. I made it exactly as stated the first time and loved it. The next time I upped the garlic powder and decreased the paprika - outstanding!! Thanks Whats His Face and Bill!! (PS Bill's Bacon is magnificent in a grilled cheese sandwich. I made it using the quick and easy 'Bachelor Grilled Cheese' recipe from this site. Holy cow! Delicious!!) Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2007
Hands down the best bacon I've ever had or made! It's absolutely savory! I'm not sure what that person meant by "it didn't smell good" because my mouth was watering by the smell the whole time I cooked it. I didn't cook it in water instead I just sprinkled it on while on the skillet. I added some onion powder as suggested I also added a pinch of cayenne pepper and a good dose of fresh-ground peppercorn melange. Next time I will add some more of both peppers to give it more of a kick. But as it is it melts in your mouth. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/15/2007
We prefer regular bacon. Thanks anyway. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2005
My family enjoyed this! Gave the bacon a different flavor! Will definetly make again! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2006
I couldn't believe bacon could get any better but this proved me wrong. Went with the spices as written and I wouldn't change a thing. Thanks Whats His Face. Read More
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