“Bacon is the duct tape of the kitchen, it can fix anything.”
This is one of our favorite side dishes. The bacon fat doesn’t make it the healthiest in the world but it sure tastes good! This recipe rated 4 1/2 stars (out of five) on the source website at AllRecipes.com
Cook the bacon in a large saute pan over medium-high heat until the fat has rendered out and the bacon has begun to crisp, about 5 minutes. Go ahead and eat one or two of the bacon strips because you really only need a minimum of six! Remove the bacon, crumble it into half-inch sized pieces and set aside leaving the bacon fat in the pan. Add the sugar snap peas and toss them with a spatula coating them with the bacon fat. Cook and stir until just cooked through, about 5 minutes. Pour in the balsamic vinegar, sugar, and bacon. Continue cooking until the balsamic has reduced and the sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve immediately. (Please remember that a good quality balsamic vinegar is a MUST).