Beer and Bacon Battered Deep Fried Doritos

Beer and Bacon Battered Deep Fried DoritosI work in an office and every single day I go out to lunch. More often than not I end up at Taco Bell. There really isn’t any specific reason why I eat there so much, but that fact that it’s crazy cheap and I can be in and out in about ten minutes probably plays a small part in it.

If you’ve been to Taco Bell any time within the past couple years you’re probably familiar with their Meal Deal menu where for $2.49 you get either a Chicken Burrito, a Double Decker Taco, a Gordita Supreme or a Beefy 5-Layer Burrito plus a soda and a bag of Doritos. The weird thing about these deals is that the taco or burrito on its own along with a soda would already cost more than $2.49, so even if you don’t want a bag of chips you might as well just order the meal and get one anyway.

That’s my problem, I’m never in the mood for Doritos at lunch so I eat the rest of my food and then bring the bags of chips home where I toss them into my kitchen cabinet and sort of forget about them. Finally, after realizing that I had an entire cabinet full of snack size bags of Doritos I figured that it was finally time to do something with them, and that something involved a beer and bacon batter and my deep fryer!

For my beer and bacon batter I used the exact same recipe that I used when I made deep fried bacon and deep fried White Castle sliders, which pretty much just involves mixing equal parts flour and beer and then tossing in some diced bacon pieces. I was a little worried that the Doritos would lose their crunch after being deep fried, but they didn’t seem to at all. The hot oil also caused the batter to expand around the chips a little bit, so they sort of ended up looking like little puff pastries.

There are some recipes where I know going in that they’re going to turn out delicious, but this definitely wasn’t one of them. In fact, I wasn’t expecting too much from these deep fried Doritos at all, but they completely blew away my expectations. They tasted probably ten times better than I thought they would. I took a bite of one before I started taking pictures just to see how they were and before I knew it I’d finished five of them and had to stop myself from eating any more until I snapped a few photos first.

Seriously, is there a single food out there that isn’t better after being deep fried? After realizing how great deep fried Doritos are I think I need to work on incorporating Doritos into a an actual batter. Imagine how great chicken strips or cheese curds would taste after being deep fried in a batter made out of crushed up Doritos!

37 Comments on Beer and Bacon Battered Deep Fried Doritos

  1. Josh
    December 11, 2012 at 1:37 pm (12 years ago)

    I’d definitely like to hear how doritos work out as a batter…at an acquaintance’s suggestion, I tried using crushed up Trader Joe’s baked jalapeno cheese crunchies to batter fried chicken. It was delicious.

    • Nick
      December 11, 2012 at 1:38 pm (12 years ago)

      That sounds awesome! I’ll have to pick some up and try that out next time I’m at Trader Joe’s!

  2. @RangerRick
    December 11, 2012 at 2:45 pm (12 years ago)

    For when you think to yourself, “boy, I hate my arteries, CLOG THOSE SUCKERS UP!”

  3. The Beer Guy
    December 11, 2012 at 5:28 pm (12 years ago)

    What kind of beer did you use? Awesome!

    • Nick
      December 11, 2012 at 5:30 pm (12 years ago)

      Thanks! For these I just used Miller High Life because I had a bunch of it in my refrigerator.

  4. @mirellammarie
    December 11, 2012 at 6:41 pm (12 years ago)

    Because nothing says you hate your body more than beer and bacon-battered deep fried Doritos.

  5. mithu
    December 12, 2012 at 8:06 am (12 years ago)

    anything else? salt?

    • Nick
      December 12, 2012 at 8:38 am (12 years ago)

      Nope, nothing else. After the chips and the bacon I didn’t really think they needed any salt, but then again I’m not a huge fan of salt to begin with so you could always add some to the batter if you wanted.

  6. @Rob_Stott
    December 12, 2012 at 4:55 pm (12 years ago)

    My inevitable descent into morbid obesity begins here.

  7. @harponsports
    December 12, 2012 at 6:16 pm (12 years ago)

    Congratulations… You are FAT.

  8. @travis
    December 13, 2012 at 10:18 am (12 years ago)

    these better be at the next state fair

  9. @onionsaregross
    December 20, 2012 at 7:23 am (12 years ago)

    If I find this in my Xmas stocking I’m going to be a little upset.

  10. @1067TheDrive
    December 27, 2012 at 7:58 am (12 years ago)


  11. @Mix941Canton
    December 27, 2012 at 11:03 am (12 years ago)

    Ok, does this sound delicious or disgusting??

  12. Chip Review
    January 15, 2013 at 4:21 pm (11 years ago)

    DELICIOUS!!!! Are we even sure that these wouldn’t actually be healthy for us!!
    Package these up and send them our way – we want Chip Nirvana!!

  13. cokeysmurf72
    January 15, 2013 at 7:35 pm (11 years ago)

    sounds AMAZING! I am SO gonna make these! YUM!

  14. @TheGrillGeek
    January 15, 2013 at 8:06 pm (11 years ago)

    Must try this soon…very soon…

  15. @gmtomko
    January 15, 2013 at 10:22 pm (11 years ago)

    definitely going into my recipe book!

  16. @shahpriya
    January 15, 2013 at 10:42 pm (11 years ago)

    One bite away from a heart attack

  17. @joshgargiulo
    January 15, 2013 at 10:44 pm (11 years ago)

    This is amazingly insane.

  18. @hentor
    January 16, 2013 at 8:56 am (11 years ago)

    When your life isn’t worth living anymore?

  19. @geekazine
    January 23, 2013 at 1:19 pm (11 years ago)

    You trying to get me fat?

  20. @spencesavage
    February 5, 2013 at 5:42 am (11 years ago)

    Looking for Mexican food inspiration, who thinks of these!!!

  21. C.J.
    February 5, 2013 at 2:08 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh my, my oh my! Wow!!! What an incredible idea you had! Just incredible! Taste sensation of the millennium!

  22. Anne-Marie
    March 21, 2013 at 6:37 pm (11 years ago)

    Dude! You’re the bomb! My boys love these.

  23. Peet
    June 18, 2013 at 7:32 am (11 years ago)

    I just purposely went across to the corner shop to buy some Doritos purely to make this! 😉

  24. ErinChassereau
    October 25, 2013 at 1:22 pm (11 years ago)

    could you add cheese to these? if so, how?

  25. Raych
    December 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm (11 years ago)

    Where is the recipe????

  26. Daniel
    May 3, 2014 at 3:46 pm (10 years ago)

    Sound awesome. Thanks, Nick. Btw. Think I can use bisquick in a pinch?

    • Nick Chipman
      May 5, 2014 at 7:09 am (10 years ago)

      Yeah I’m sure that would work just fine.


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