I have a friend from Texas, and she told me that she was making “Chicken Fried Steak” one night for her boyfriend. Obviously, I asked “What the heck is Chicken Fried Steak?!” To make a long story short, she explained that it was a tenderized steak that was dipped in batter and deep fried like chicken, hence chicken fried. She went on to explain that “anything could be chicken fried”, which got me thinking… what about bacon?

Chicken Fried Bacon needs something to go with it, though. You could make traditional southern gravy to top it, yes, but I was thinking something along the lines of another meat to compliment it. If I can do Chicken fried Bacon, what about Bacon Fried Chicken. Imagine: Chicken Fried Bacon, with Bacon Fried Chicken. Stay tuned for the details of the latter, soon.

Now this recipe couldn’t be easier. Make the batter, dip the bacon in the batter, and fry it. Here we go!

Ingredients

For Batter:

15 Strips Maple Leaf Bacon

1 ½ cups All Purpose flour

2 tsp Baking Powder

1 cup buttermilk

2 Eggs

1 tbsp Cayenne Pepper

½ tbsp. Chilli Powder

1 tbsp Paprika

Salt and Pepper

Directions

1. Like I said, this dish is SUPER easy. Combine all your dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk them together until they are combined nicely.

2. Add your eggs and your milk to the mixture and continue to whisk until all the lumps have gone and the mixture is smooth. Let it stand for 5-10 minutes.

3. Once the batter has rested, dip a strip of bacon in, swirl it around and then throw it in a pan of vegetable oil or a deep fryer at 350°F. Now don’t literally throw it. You’ll burn yourself, and then probably sue me. So here I am saying it, don’t literally throw it – now you can’t sue, haha!

4. Fry the bacon for 10 minutes, until the outside is crispy and brown.

Eat the crispy bacony goodness.