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Chicken Fried Bacon with Cream Gravy

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  • Non Veg
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    • 35 mins
    • Serves 6
    • Easy

    Ingredients

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    • For Cream Gravy :

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    A true essence of southern comfort, chicken fried bacon with cream gravy is the epitome of greasy deliciousness. Originated in the heart of Texas, USA in the early 1990s, this dish has left everyone asking for more.

    The dish is prepared by drenching premium bacon strips in a spicy batter, and then deep frying it like chicken fried steak. You can make this dish either as a side or an appetizer. It is also perfect as finger food for parties and gatherings with kids and adults. When the crispy bacon is paired with the creamy gravy no one will be able to stop eating this comforting dish.

    Health Benefits

    Since the dish is full of fat and cholesterol, it is recommended that you consume it in moderation. While the bacon might be a source of protein, the fat and grease from the deep frying can be harmful if eaten in large quantities.

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    How to Make Chicken Fried Bacon with Cream Gravy

    For Fried Bacon

    1. Heat oil in a deep pan over medium high heat.
    2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl whish together the egg and milk.
    3. In another wide mouth bowl, add the flour and season with spices that you prefer, and mix together.
    4. When the oil is hot enough, dip a bacon strip into the egg mixture, then coat it with flour and repeat.
    5. Drop the double dipped bacon strip into the hot oil and fry until it turns golden brown.
    6. Take out on paper towels to strain oil.
    7. Serve hot as a side with steak, or with cream gravy for dipping.

    For Cream Gravy

    1. Heat butter or beef drippings in a sauce pan over medium high heat.
    2. Add the flour to the sauce pan a little bit at a time, while whisking is vigorously to avoid forming lumps.
    3. When all the flour is blended into the butter, cook the flour for 2-3 minutes or until bubbly.
    4. Turn the heat off and pour the milk in the sauce pan in a steady stream, while whisking continuously until the gravy thickens.
    5. Whisk in the cream and season with salt and pepper.
    6. Serve alongside the chicken friend bacon as a dipping sauce.

    Trivia

    Chicken fried bacon was invented by Frank Sodolak, the owner of the Sodolak’s Original Country Inn in Texas, USA. Since then it had gained notoriety and has been featured on different TV shows, and also in comedian John Kelso’s Texas Curiosities.

    Camelia Smith

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