Baking bacon can be a lot more fun, once you get the right way to cook it. Bacon is a kind of pork which is salt-cured. Moreover, It can be eaten as a main dish like scallops and shrimps or side dishes like bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches. Sometimes it is also used as a condiment or topping on pizzas, salads or sandwiches and soups.
Moreover, Baking bacon has evolved many new recipes like chicken fried bacon, chocolate-covered bacon, etc. Bacon is cured before cooking differently like wet cured, dry-cured, smoked or boiled. Baking bacon in the oven is the most popular way.
Some New Baking Bacon Dishes To Try
Chicken Fried Bacon
- 12 slices thick-cut bacon
- Two eggs
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- Freshly cracked black pepper
- Vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
- Kosher salt
- Black pepper (freshly ground)
Pinch of paprika (optional)
Directions For Baking Bacon
Whisk the eggs and milk in a deep bowl. Take another bowl and mix the flour and black pepper in it. Dip the bacon, first in the flour mix then in the egg mixture and again in the flour mix.
Next, heat a skillet on medium flame, heat oil in it. Add the bacon and fry them till golden brown on both the sides for about two minutes. Shift it to cool on a plate.
Now for the gravy, heat butter in a large skillet on medium heat. Add flour to this, cook until a golden bubbly occurrence is noticeable, until 2 mins. Add milk and let it simmer. Put salt, pepper, and paprika. Cook the mixture until a thick gravy is obtained. It may take 3-4 minutes. Take it off from the heat. Spread the bacon on a baking tray and also pour the gravy and bake it for 15 minutes.
Chocolate Covered Bacon
- 12 strips bacon
- 1 pound chocolate
- Flaked sea salt, chopped nuts, or any other favorite of your toppings
After collecting all the ingredients, the first step is to bake the bacon. Now, you can also bake it in the oven or fry it. The main thing to be kept in mind is that the bacon should come out crispy after cooking whichever way.
Let the bacon cool and also drain the excess fats and pat it a paper towel to make sure no fats are sticking on the surface. Then, melt the chocolate. You can melt it in the oven or a pan overheat. When using real chocolate (unlike chocolate candy coating), make sure that it is tempered well so that it has a glazy appearance at room temperature also.
Moving further, hold the bacon and dip it the melted chocolate. Make sure that almost whole of the bacon is dipped well.
When it is covered with a chocolate layer on both sides, lay them on a tray with the wax paper lining. Sprinkle sea salt and also chopped nuts over the wet chocolate layer. Make sure it is covered well with the topping. Freeze the covered bacon for 15 mins.
Bacon is favorite of all, whether with dips or eaten as a wrap or coated with a delicious chocolate layer. Bacon mostly consists of fats; therefore, calories watchers better look for its nutrients values.