Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Candied Bacon with Soft-Boiled Eggs

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Candied Bacon with Soft-Boiled Eggs

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"The secret to preparing these candied soldados, or soldiers, so that they are crisp rather than chewy is to slow-roast the bacon in a low oven for up to an hour," author Josephine Caminos Oria writes in her book.

cup traditional dulce de leche

teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 pound center cut, uncured thick-sliced bacon, or your favorite high-quality bacon, sliced

2 sprigs fresh rosemary

6 large eggs

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and fit with a wire rack.

Add dulce de leche and cayenne pepper to a bowl and mix well. Add the bacon and toss gently with your hands until evenly coated.

Place bacon in a single layer on the wire rack and put sprigs of rosemary on top. …

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