Battered Bacon

Battered Bacon
Photo: Karla Conrad
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
42 mins
24 pieces


  • 12 slices thick-sliced bacon, halved crosswise

  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten

  • cup carbonated water

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • Vegetable oil

  • Powdered sugar (optional)

  • Pure maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line two 15x10x1-inch baking pans or shallow roasting pans with foil. Place wire racks in the pans. Arrange bacon pieces in a single layer on the racks. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels; cool.

  2. For batter, in a medium bowl combine egg yolk and carbonated water. Stir in flour just until moistened (batter should be slightly lumpy).

  3. In a medium heavy saucepan heat 1 1/2 to 2 inches of oil to 375°F. Dip bacon into batter, letting excess batter drip off. Fry bacon, a few pieces at a time, in hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Keep fried pieces warm in a 200°F oven while frying remaining pieces. If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with maple syrup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

124 Calories
10g Fat
7g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 124
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 128mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 53mg 1%
Folate, total 8.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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