Millionaire’s Bacon

New York City lost one of its iconic society restaurants last week when Swifty’s, which opened in 1999, surprisingly closed its doors.

However, one of its famed dishes, Millionaire’s Bacon, will live on and can be replicated in your very kitchen, regardless of your proximity and familiarity with the NYC favorite.

The way we see it – if it’s the cat’s meow among the upper crust of Gotham then it’s worth a try.


Here’s a look at the recipe for bacon for a millionaire or Millionaire’s Bacon

Serves 8-10


1 lb. bacon

1.5 cups light brown sugar


1. Separate strips of bacon and blot dry with paper towels. Put sugar into a wide dish. Coat both sides of bacon in sugar, firmly pressing sugar into each strip. Lay bacon out on sheet pans as coated (some sugar will fall off).

2. Cook bacon in a preheated 425° oven, turning once, until browned and lacquered, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a lightly oiled sheet pan to let cool. Break slices into thirds.

“Caramelized brown sugar adds an irresistible layer of sweetness to crispy bacon. The late chef and food consultant Gene Hovis gave this recipe to Mortimer’s in New York City; it was subsequently adopted by that restaurant’s successor, Swifty’s, and served at cocktail parties both on premises and off.”