It's time for the Maple Sugar Festival at Hale Farm & Village and Fox 8's Wayne Dawson got a first hand look at what visitors can expect. Dave Orozco and Lisa Pettry gave Wayne a lesson in maple syrup tapping and also shared a recipe that uses maple syrup in a unique way.
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Maple Bacon Popcorn
BACON MAPLE POPCORN
6 slices (about 1/4 pound) thick-cut bacon
2 tablespoons maple sugar 1 teaspoon salt
1 cup unpopped popcorn
1/2 stick melted butter
Slice 6 slices of bacon into strips. In a sauté pan, cook the bacon until crisp. Once cooked, remove the bacon but reserve the bacon fat.
Place the reserved 3 tablespoons of bacon fat in a large pot over high heat.
Once super-hot, add in the popcorn, cover and let pop, shaking constantly.
In small bowl, mix together the maple sugar and salt. In a large bowl, mix together the popcorn, maple sugar-salt mixture, chopped bacon and butter.