How to Make Chicken Fried Bacon




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After being inspired by the Pig Candy instructable, I decided to give chicken fried bacon a whirl. So here goes....

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Step 1: Ingredients That You Will Need

The ingredients are pretty simple. You will need the bacon, of course, some oil of your choosing, white flour, bread crumbs, eggs and whatever spice mix that you prefer, I like Lawry's

Step 2: Setting Up the Coating Mix

You will need three shallow bowls, lined up in a row, and a seperate plate to put the coated, raw bacon. The first bowl has the flour, at this time mix in a teaspoon or two of the spice and mix it in well with a fork. In the second bowl, crack two or three eggs and beat them well. The number of eggs that you will use depends on how much bacon that you are going to fry up. The third bowl has the bread crumbs.

During this time, you will add approximately two inches of oil to a medium sized frying pan and heat it on the stove top. SAFTEY TIP- turn the handle of the frying pan to the inside of the stove top so that you don't accidentally tip over the pan and spill the hot oil. You can seriously burn yourself!!

Step 3: Dredging the Bacon in Flour

Take a strip of bacon and liberally coat in flour, ensuring that the entire piece is coated.

Step 4: Dipping the Bacon in Egg

The next step is to dip the bacon into the egg batter. Egg batter sometimes doesn't want to co-operate and will not cover the bacon in some places. It is important to ensure that the bacon is totally covered in egg.

Step 5: The Breadcrumb Coating

This is the final step of the coating process. Put the bacon onto the breadcrumbs and pat them down onto the bacon. Lift out the bacon strip with your fingers and give it a little shake to release any breadcrumbs that have not adhered properly.

Step 6: Raw and Ready to Go

After coating each piece of bacon, you can place it onto the plate that you have next to your "coating assembly line" It is better to wait until all the pieces that you want to cook are ready to fry instead of frantically trying to make new pieces while watching the bacon cook at the same time.

Step 7: Frying the Bacon

Now here comes the fun part! If you have a thermometer, the oil will be ready to use at 375 degrees. If you don't have one, sprinkle a litte flour into the oil. If it starts to fry, the oil is ready to use. With a pair of kitchen tongs, NOT your fingers, drop in two or three pieces of bacon into the oil. If you overload the pan, the oil temperature will plummet and the oil will not be hot enough to fry. After about 30 seconds, flip the bacon strips over so that the other side gets cooked. The cooking process happens really quickly, about one to 1 1/2 minutes. You will know when the bacon is done when both sides of the coating turn a golden brown. Remove the bacon and place on a plate covered with a few paper towels.

Step 8: Removing Excess Oil

Once you are done all the cooking, place another paper towel ontop of the bacon and gently pat out any excess oil. With this recipe this sounds a little counter intuative, but it will make for a better eating experience.

Step 9: The Finished Product

Now admire your artery clogging, heart stopping culinary efforts! A creamy ranch dressing makes a great dip!



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    9 years ago on Step 9

    Gorgeous! This method of coating is called "Milanese" (from Milan, Italy) In my country, Argentina, It's part of our culinary religion!!! It is like talking to God himself... Try It with cow meat slices (2 to 3 mm thick, no more) I do them in this manner: (we don´t use flour) a)mix the eggs with the spices, crushed garlic is a MUST b)soak the meat in the eggs, for at least one hour c)like in your recipe, there goes the bread crumbs and frying. d) best companions: fried potatoes and/or fried eggs, or merely potatoes or sweet potatoes pureé

    8 replies
    Chicken SpitAsmodeo

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Ah, Yes! I had something very similar to that in Uruguay. US food isn't nearly as good as down south there.

    AsmodeoChicken Spit

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    You , lucky guy!!!
    Meaning no ofense, "down under" here We have tastier foods than "up there"in USA, with a few exceptions....


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    wow, thats kind of sad, u dont noe thatr bacon comes from a porker? (other wise known as pig)


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    DERP he's talking about Asmodeo's comment that says USE COW MEAT. Pretty sure cow is from cow not pig.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I recall as a child seeing an episode of Gomer Pyle USMC, where Gomer prepared bacon by dredging it in flour with a bit of sugar and cooking it in an oven.

    I tried this method years later and it is very nice, but messier then a fry pan. Take about a half cup of white flour and a heaping teaspoon of sugar. Coat the bacon in this mixture and cook it in the oven at 350 degrees (a pre-heated oven). Use a rack with a suitable baking pan underneath, to catch the fat, which will be clear and usable for other cooking. Watch the cooking time, though. Because the direct heat is not as intense, it does not shrink as much. Turn it over after ten minutes and cook another 5 to 10 minutes as needed.



    8 years ago on Step 8

    Once you are done ^with^ all the cooking. For some reason Canadians, especially the younger set, tend to omit important prepositions and create rambunctious run-on sentences.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Aha- I always wondered what "chicken fried" meant. I always assumed it was like frying eggs in the fat you just cooked the bacon in, but with chicken, or something disgusting like that. I assume the name means "battered and fried as if it were fried chicken"? Deep fried (ulp) bacon? If ever there was a "so wrong but so right" food, this is it.

    2 replies
    Doggie StylishPKM

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    The whole "chicken fried" thing is definetely an american thing. I am a Canadian and until I ate at my first Denny's, I wondered what the chicken fried thing was too. And let me tell you, eating this food is total happiness in the belly!!

    Probably more Southern US.

    I grew up in the Northeast and I'd never heard of chicken frying anything but chicken, which is just frying.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    yes, chicken fried requires cream gravy. We've had this at restaurants and it is wonderful!