Sunday, July 06, 2008

Chicken Fried Bacon

Americans are known around the world for a lot of things, but healthy food isn't one of them. We love our high fat, high sodium, high cholesterol food, and our poor hearts be damned. We will batter and deep fry anything at all. One restauranteur in Snook, Texas was noodling around in the kitchen, and came up with what has to be a quintessential Texas idea. Chicken Fried Bacon. Yep, take big strips of bacon, dip them in batter, and drop them into a vat of boiling fat. But of course, that isn't enough. You also have to have a big side of cream gravy to dip them in.

Truthfully, I'd like to try an order of these. But I also am slightly afraid of the consequences. Do they supply a defibrillator with each plate? And by the looks of the owner of the restaurant, he has probably had his share. If I want to try them, I may have to get down there before he drops dead!

I looked on Google Maps, and found that Snook is only about 14 miles southwest of College Station, a place I have gone through many times in the past. I guess that just one order wouldn't hurt, so maybe my next trip to Texas will have to include a stop in Snook. If I dare!

The video above is a segment from the television show Texas Country Reporter, which I saw on the RFD TV network.