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Video:How to Make Deep-Fried Bacon

with Cliff Wildman

Deep-Fried Bacon is a great way to make a lot of bacon quickly. Learn how to deep fry bacon for your next breakfast feast with this video.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Deep-Fried Bacon

Hi, Cliff Wildman here with About.com food. In this video I'm going to show you how to deep fry bacon.  Deep frying bacon is a great way to make a lot of bacon very quickly. If you just need a slice or two, I'd suggest pan frying, microwaving, or baking instead.

Gather Ingredients to Deep Fry Bacon

So of course, we'll need our bacon here. I'm going to let this warm up to room temperature. This just allows the slices to pull apart easily as you see here. Next, we'll take a one quart pan and I'm going to fill that between 1/3 and 1/2 full of oil. You don't want to put too much oil in here because when you start frying the bacon, if you have too much it could spill over and cause a fire, so be very careful.

Oil Must Be Hot to Deep Fry Bacon Properly

I'm going to turn the heat onto high to get the oil warmed up. Typically, this takes 10 to 12 minutes for the oil to be hot enough to fry the bacon. Now once that oil is hot enough, simply put the bacon in piece by piece. Be careful to not put too many pieces in at the same time as that can cause the oil to spill. So go piece by piece and let the bacon start to cook a little bit before putting the next slice in.

Allow Bacon to Drain Once Out of the Oil

Now, you'll only want to let this fry for about a minute to a minute and a half, a minute and a half at the most. If you have thinner bacon that could be faster, thicker would take longer. You'll see here when I pull it out, it's golden brown and it is going to cook for a little while longer once I pull it out of the frying oil. Of course once these are out of the fryer we'll drain them on a plate with a paper towel. And when you're done cooking, you're ready to serve. And that's how you deep fry bacon. Thanks for watching, for more great videos check out About.com
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