Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
....*WHAT?* Rest assured, you can tell yourself this is about the healthiest thing you could possibly eat. (Course, you can tell yourself you have 7 birch trees growing out of your left eyeball if you want – It’s not like I’m gonna argue.) ;) The measurements and yield here are approximations as I stole this recipe (Bacontarian) and it didn't come with anything useful. The author serves this with soy sauce with garlic and red pepper flakes in it. YOW!
- 1 1⁄2-2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon white pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon smoky paprika
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne powder
- 1 lb sliced bacon, slices halved for easier handling
- 1 large onion, cut into chunks
- oil (for frying)
- Combine first 7 ingredients (through cayenne powder) and mix well.
- Fry bacon halfway to your liking.
- Heat about ½ inch of oil in large skillet to 350°F.
- Dust bacon and onion chunks with seasoned flour, shake off excess (I use a mesh colander) and place in heated oil, being careful not to crowd, which lowers the heat and allows too much oil to soak into what you’re frying.
- Fry to your desired doneness - (This is so subjective, I’m going to leave it up to you) – golden brown works for me.
- Not just for breakfast, consider also using as a garnish for a steak or on a bed of warm, braised brussels sprouts tossed in garlic and mustard.
This was very simple to make, and the seasonings were wonderful. The bacon turns crisp, but has a light flour coating on it rather than a tempura batter. I opted not to make the onions and feel it should be listed as 'optional'. Overall a nice and unique way to make bacon.
Well I didn't make tempura bacon, however this recipe inspired me to chop up some bacon into bits to use in my temura batter. I also added capers, it was so good. We had bacon/caper battered shrimp and chicken tempura. Thanks for the idea!