Can You Deep-Fry Bacon?

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Bacon is a food that cooks very well in a deep fryer because of its high fat content. However, it needs to be considered a rare treat because it contains even higher levels of saturated fats when deep-fried.

There are several different recipes for deep-fried bacon that populate state fair stands around the country. Most people enjoy encasing their bacon with a breaded crust as evidenced by the popular chicken fried bacon dish. Other people enjoy using a beer batter and dropping it in the deep-fryer for a food reminiscent of something that comes from the kitchen of a local pub.