For Fried Bacon :
- 1 lbs thick sliced bacon (cut in half)
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup milk (you can also use either cream or half-and-half)
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- salt, ground black pepper, paprika, garlic powder and other spices of choice (all just one pinch)
- Oil for deep-frying
For Cream Gravy :
- 3 tbsp Butter
- 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 2 tbsp heavy cream
- Salt and pepper to taste
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.
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.
How to Make Chicken Fried Bacon with Cream Gravy
For Fried Bacon
For Cream Gravy
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.