Chicken Fried Bacon has to go on your list to try soon. An over the top amazing appetizer or breakfast and it makes the most amazing BLT you’ve ever had!
I did it, I went there. I battered and deep fried bacon and you should too! It is so dang delicious.
I have had Chicken Fried Bacon on my list to try for quite sometime. I saw a Facebook friend had tried it as an appetizer at a restaurant and knew I would love it.
One of my favorite things about this recipe blog is being an ambassador for Petit Jean Meats. I grew up loving all of their products and their bacon is hands down, the best ever.
I used this method and baked it for about 15 minutes, about half way through for thick cut bacon. I drained the bacon on paper towels and let it cool for about 15 minutes.I dredged it in seasoned flour and then dipped it in an egg and milk mixture. I dredged it back through the flour, just like I do Chicken Fried Steak Bites or Chicken Fried Steak Sandwiches.
I deep fried it in an iron skillet and drained it on paper towels. It cooked super fast, about 1 minute per side. I had been putting off making this because I thought it would be a pain, but it really wasn’t.
I made a quick batch of gravy with the bacon drippings and it was phenomenal. Right up there with one of the best things ever. Seriously epic!
The crunchy coating is just like a chicken fried steak. The bacon is perfectly crisp without being crumbly. Dip it in a bit of gravy and oh my, my….
My sister in law came by when I was frying it up and mentioned that it would also make an insanely delicious BLT. For the record, she was right! My husband was in the hay field, so I decided that would be a great lunch for him.
Just when I thought a BLT couldn’t be any better. Oh.My.Word! Now I’m thinking I need to try it on a grilled burger, what do you think?
I know this isn’t the most healthy thing to be eating but all things in moderation, right? I won’t be making this on a daily basis, but it is seriously something you have to try.
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- 12 slices Petit Jean Meats Peppered Bacon
- 1½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon Lawry's Seasoned Salt
- ½ cup milk
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons bacon grease
- ¼ cup all purpose flour
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ¾ teaspoon pepper
- 3 cups milk
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add bacon in a single layer. Bake for 15 minutes or until bacon is cooked about half way through.
- Drain on a paper towel lined baking rack for about 15 minutes.
- Add flour and seasoned salt to a shallow dish and mix well.
- Add milk and egg to another shallow dish and mix until well combined.
- Dredge bacon in flour mixture, dip in egg and milk mixture and then dredge in flour mixture again, coating both sides. Shake off excess and place in a single layer on a clean or lined baking sheet.
- Add oil to a large skillet and heat to about 325 degrees.
- Fry bacon, about 4 slices at a time, cooking 1 minute on each side or until well browned. Place on a paper towel lined rack to drain.
- Add bacon grease to a large skillet and place over medium- high heat. Add flour and whisk continually until well browned. Add milk, salt and pepper, whisk constantly until thickened. Remove from heat.
- Serve Chicken Fried Bacon with Gravy or on your favorite BLT!
Disclosure: I have an ongoing relationship with Petit Jean Meats. I was provided product for recipe development but I was not compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.