Chicken Fried Bacon

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I love fried food.  I also love bacon.  So the combination of fried and bacon intrigued me.  So today I created a recipe for chicken fried bacon with gravy.  Yep, it wasn’t unhealthy enough.

Chicken fried bacon was probably the most glorious thing that I have ever eaten.

Frying the Bacon

I tried to make these with raw bacon and with partially cooked bacon.  I found that partially cooked bacon worked the best.  Since I wanted the bacon perfectly flat I used the microwave to partially cook the bacon. Place 4-6 strips of bacon on a paper towel lined plate.  Then top with a nother piece of paper towel.  Place in the microwave and cook on high for 3 minutes, remove and let cool.

Uncooked Partially Cooked

Next dredge the cooled bacon in seasoned flour.

Dredge in seasoned flour

Then dredge it in an egg wash.  To make the egg wash, mix two eggs with a 1/4 cup cream and a couple dashes of hot sauce.

soak in egg wash

Now dredge the egg covered bacon in crushed saltine crackers.

Saltines

Place into a medium/high heat heavy bottom pan that is coated with vegetable oil.

Fry Up

Fry for about 2-4 minutes on each side.  Cook until the bacon is golden brown on each side. Remove from the pan and let drain on a paper towel.

Making the Gravy

To make the gravy melt 4tbs of butter in a pan and whisk in 3tbs of flour.  Cook until the flour turns slighly brown.

Making a Rue

Then add 1cup of chicken broth, 1/2 cup of cream, 1 tbs of worcestershire, a dash of hot sauce and salt and pepper.

Add remaining ingredients

Heat until boiling and then reduce.  Stirring frequently.  Once it starts to thicken, remove from the heat and let sit for a couple of minutes.

Boil and then let thicken

Serve the chicken fried bacon with the gravy for a heart stopping meal that is amazing.

The Perfect Meal
The Perfect Meal

 

Cooked golden brown until the bacon is crispy and delicious
Cooked golden brown until the bacon is crispy and delicious

This was the greatest appetizer/meal that I have ever had.  The chicken fried bacon with the gravy is unbelievably good.

Chicken Fried Bacon
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Recipe type: Deep Fried Awesomeness
Cuisine: Southern
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Serves: 6
 
Deep Fried Bacon - need I say more?
Ingredients
  • 1 lb thick sliced bacon
  • ½ cup plus 3tbs flour
  • ¾ cup cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 20-30 saltines
  • salt and pepper
  • hot sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbs worcestershire sauce
Instructions
Frying the Bacon
  1. I tried to make these with raw bacon and with partially cooked bacon. I found that partially cooked bacon worked the best. Since I wanted the bacon perfectly flat I used the microwave to partially cook the bacon. Place 4-6 strips of bacon on a paper towel lined plate. Then top with a nother piece of paper towel. Place in the microwave and cook on high for 3 minutes, remove and let cool.
  2. Next dredge the cooled bacon in seasoned flour.
  3. Then dredge it in an egg wash. To make the egg wash, mix two eggs with a ¼ cup cream and a couple dashes of hot sauce.
  4. Now dredge the egg covered bacon in crushed saltine crackers.
  5. Place into a medium/high heat heavy bottom pan that is coated with vegetable oil.
  6. Fry for about 2-4 minutes on each side. Cook until the bacon is golden brown on each side. Remove from the pan and let drain on a paper towel.
Making the Gravy
  1. To make the gravy melt 4tbs of butter in a pan and whisk in 3tbs of flour. Cook until the flour turns slighly brown.
  2. Then add 1cup of chicken broth, ½ cup of cream, 1 tbs of worcestershire, a dash of hot sauce and salt and pepper.
  3. Heat until boiling and then reduce. Stirring frequently. Once it starts to thicken, remove from the heat and let sit for a couple of minutes.
  4. Serve the chicken fried bacon with the gravy for a heart stopping meal that is amazing.

 

There is nothing like dipping fried fat into more fat.

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40 thoughts on “Chicken Fried Bacon

  • June 8, 2009 at 5:08 am
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    wow, you have reached a whole new level with this one

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  • June 8, 2009 at 9:45 am
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    Good lord man.

    I hope you dialed 91 on your cell phone before you ate this…

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    • June 8, 2009 at 9:48 am
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      Actually I took a low dose of aspirin before eating it so that my blood would be thinner. I should have had the paramedics there. Haha…

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  • June 8, 2009 at 10:23 am
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    My eye lit up and my taste buds did a little jig!

    Put more pork on my fork. Oh I am now following you on Twitter!!!

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  • July 4, 2009 at 11:06 am
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    Oh my God. I just gained 500 pounds looking at this. If fried bacon wasn't enough, you had to go and make a gravy to dip it in. Looks absolutely wonderful.

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  • August 5, 2009 at 12:08 am
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    No offence but that looks gross. I'm not a vegan or anything but there is a line and it was crossed by you quite some time ago. It seems that you just like fat for fat's sake.

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  • August 5, 2009 at 12:42 am
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    wow. that is most intense; it looks good, crazy good-crazy because just looking at it makes my heart cringe in fear of having a myocardial infarction, and good because i bet it is yummy 😛

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  • August 5, 2009 at 12:58 am
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    I do believe I feel my arteries clogging as I read this. Looks friggin awesome!

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    • August 5, 2009 at 3:25 am
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      Thanks for all of the comments. I will be honest. I thought it was overkill when I made it too. It was so tasty, but so bad for you too. It is definitely a once a year recipe.

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  • August 7, 2009 at 2:22 pm
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    That looks delicious – I love bacon and I love chicken fried anything. I can’t believe I have never seen this before.

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    • August 12, 2009 at 10:25 am
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      I know I didn't create the chicken fried bacon. It is just my take on it. After a few readers requested it, I figured I would give it a go.

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    • September 6, 2009 at 10:16 am
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      That does sound delicious. I may have to try to make one. Thanks for the idea.

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  • September 28, 2009 at 4:42 pm
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    So what if you have a digital camera and can over load this post with too many pictures that don’t add to understanding how to make the recipe? Less is more.

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    • September 28, 2009 at 6:58 pm
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      Jojo – I see where you are coming from. I will take that into consideration in future posts. Thanks for the input.

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  • September 30, 2009 at 7:47 pm
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    Wow! I love bacon. Even better is more bacon and what you’ve done here looks immoral and wonderful!!!! I hope they never make bacon illegal or keep it behind the counter at the pharmacy.

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    • October 1, 2009 at 9:45 am
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      Bonnie, I totally agree. If they made bacon illegal I would be the first to setup a bacon speakeasy.

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  • October 1, 2009 at 9:23 pm
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    Yeah, Rex, I’m all over that!!!

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  • January 26, 2010 at 4:58 am
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    Looks fantastic but there's nothing unhealthy about this recipe other than the saltine crackers and vegetable oil.

    Also, don't listen to Jojo, she's a serial food-photo hater. She's posted all over criticizing the use of photos on food blogs. She may just be jealous of your camera. Less is not more. More is more.

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    • January 26, 2010 at 5:31 am
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      Why thank you Caveman Sam. I was thinking about making the chicken fried bacon a little healthier by switching the vegetable oil to coconut oil and getting rid of the saltines altogether. But heck, everyone needs a little fat in their diet. Haha.

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  • March 18, 2010 at 3:38 pm
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    Insanity! I leave it at that, if you promise to pass the plate! GREG

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    • March 19, 2010 at 3:50 am
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      It was insanity. Sometimes blogging brings you to the edge of reality. To be honest, Chicken Fried Bacon was it.

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  • May 12, 2010 at 4:04 pm
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    From a European perseptive: I understand why diabetes type 2 is such a problem in your country… sorry..

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  • June 15, 2010 at 12:50 pm
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    @Chris – OMG chicken fried brisket sounds amazing!! I might have to do that next.

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  • November 27, 2010 at 6:57 am
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    Hi I loved your article. I feel that it's important when discussing diabetes to at least point out natural remedies that have been proven to be efficient in controlling high blood glucose. Various natural herbs can be including in a diabetics regimen that can help preserve a wholesome sugar level.

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  • December 9, 2010 at 11:29 pm
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    You are a frickin' genius! Yum

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  • January 19, 2011 at 10:17 am
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    I am really thankful to this topic because it really gives useful information ".'

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  • June 23, 2011 at 4:35 pm
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    Sounds yummy! I love bacon and would have never thought of frying it with batter.

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  • December 30, 2012 at 6:24 pm
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    oh, my goodness–I bet this is delicious!

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  • April 16, 2015 at 8:22 am
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    Um… where’s the chicken in this recipe? I just see a recipe for crumbed bacon…!

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    • April 16, 2015 at 8:48 am
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      Doug,

      Chicken frying in the US is a type of cooking where you cook a meat in the style of fried chicken. There is chicken fried chicken, chicken fried steak and the recipe above is for chicken fried bacon. Basically it is breaded and deep fried bacon served with a gravy dipping sauce. Not the healthiest thing in the world, but super tasty…..

      Rex

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