Beer and Bacon Battered Deep Fried Bacon

Deep Fried Bacon If you’re a regular reader of DudeFoods you might find this hard to believe, but out of all the things I’ve tried deep frying — mashed potatoes, nacho cheese, deviled eggs, lasagna and a ton more — I’ve still never made deep fried bacon. Pretty crazy huh? Seeing as how I just got an entire gift basket full of it from though I figured that now was as good a time as any to finally make some!

I also decided that when it came to the batter that I was going to use I had to go all out, so I mixed some beer and flour and then threw in some diced pieces of bacon for good measure. Yep, I battered my bacon strips with a beer batter that had even more bacon in it! It was actually the same batter I used when I made my deep fried White Castle sliders.

In the end my deep fried bacon turned out to be one of my favorite things that I’ve ever used my deep fryer for. When it came to the taste, the crispy bacon matched up absolutely perfectly with the crunchy beer and bacon breading. After trying it I really have no idea why I’ve never seen this item on the menu at any restaurants. You know, aside from the fact that it’s probably one of the most unhealthy things ever….

26 Comments on Beer and Bacon Battered Deep Fried Bacon

  1. Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    November 15, 2012 at 10:03 am (12 years ago)

    I dare you to bacon-beer-batter and fry one of your Verizon devices 🙂

    • Nick
      November 15, 2012 at 10:07 am (12 years ago)

      Ha ha ha!

      • PJ
        March 14, 2016 at 2:36 pm (8 years ago)

        I have had this in two restaurants!

  2. @MarkWeinmann
    November 15, 2012 at 10:20 am (12 years ago)

    Yo, dawg. I heard you like bacon.

  3. Julie
    November 16, 2012 at 1:54 pm (12 years ago)

    So, did you fry the bacon before you battered it? Or did it actually crisp up within the batter?

    • Nick
      November 16, 2012 at 1:56 pm (12 years ago)

      Oh no, I fried it first, then took the fired bacon and battered it and threw it in my deep fryer. I probably should have clarified that.

      • Cai
        December 3, 2012 at 10:04 am (12 years ago)

        I know it doesn’t fit with the “dude” part, but baking bacon gets it really nice and crisp.
        I love to take all the fat that runs off and use it to cook other stuff 😛

        • Nick
          December 3, 2012 at 4:45 pm (12 years ago)

          I do that sometimes if I’m going to fry up a burger. I’ll fry the bacon first and then cook my burger in the same pan right in the bacon grease.

  4. @Burp_Blog
    November 18, 2012 at 7:38 pm (12 years ago)

    Too much of a good thing?

  5. @cliffano
    November 19, 2012 at 8:55 pm (12 years ago)

    TIL: ‘Beer and Bacon Battered Deep Fried Bacon’ does exist.

    • @redditor
      November 21, 2012 at 1:17 pm (12 years ago)

      I totally just tried to upvote this comment.

    • Jim Konicke
      March 3, 2023 at 1:56 pm (1 year ago)

      Do I heat heart attack…

  6. Lisa (@crazymom)
    November 25, 2012 at 10:40 am (12 years ago)

    Because everyone needs bacon coated with beer batter and deep fried…

  7. @BK_Roche
    December 17, 2012 at 9:57 pm (12 years ago)

    Deep fried bacon because…America

  8. Dan
    March 4, 2013 at 8:12 pm (11 years ago)

    Actually did see deep fried bacon at a restaurant recently. It was at a Tiki bar in Three Lakes, WI. Delicious.

  9. Daniel
    May 1, 2013 at 7:43 am (11 years ago)

    I have made chicken fried bacon that is just crazy good with a cold beer and some horseradish sauce.UMMMM!

  10. Jake
    February 2, 2014 at 2:16 pm (10 years ago)

    Had deep fried bacon as an appetizer in Champaign, IL at Destihl Restaurant and Brew Works. It was amazing. They even had a burger with deep fried bacon on it.

    • Gwen
      December 24, 2014 at 6:24 pm (10 years ago)

      We had the deep fried bacon at Destihl in Champaign, IL too. IT WAS AWESOME! Topping it with maple syrup made it even better! So…since we loved it so much, we are trying it for our family Christmas tomorrow. Sure hope it turns out somewhat close to what we loved and enjoyed at Destihl.

  11. James
    February 12, 2015 at 8:12 am (9 years ago)

    What’s even better – wrap raw bacon around a 1″ piece of mozzarella string cheese, stick a toothpick through it, and deep fry it. Insane

    • Nick Chipman
      February 12, 2015 at 8:47 am (9 years ago)

      That sounds amazing! I’ll totally have to try that!

  12. Jo
    December 27, 2017 at 6:18 pm (7 years ago)

    Any ideas on deep frying ratatouille? Challenge set!

    • Nick
      December 29, 2017 at 8:29 am (7 years ago)

      Hmmmmmm, no idea. You could maybe try filling up silicone ice cube trays with it and freezing them into cubes so you can batter and deep fry them.

  13. Hayden
    June 19, 2022 at 1:58 am (2 years ago)

    Oh great,so now eating certain foods is a male privilege?Dude,can you just not?Stop putting gender labels on everything,thanks.

    • Nick
      June 19, 2022 at 7:26 am (2 years ago)



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