Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th Of July Poppers

The middle Poppers were without the Panko just the batter...

Last week my boss was telling me about a recipe he had seen on TV, the cook was doing beer battered deep fried bacon. I spoke to my husband about this and we took the bacon and beer batter idea and ran with it. We came up with a great idea for some awesome 4th of July snacks, we had them plain but they would also be great with your favorite dip along side. I hope you give them a try...we really think you will love them.


1 12oz. - Beer (your favorite)
1 - Egg
1 C. - Flour
1 Tsp. - Baking Soda
1/2 Tbs. - Garlic Powder
1/2 Tbs. - Smoked Paprika
1/2 Tsp. - Cayenne
1/4 Tsp. - Pepper
Pinch Kosher Salt

Mix the batter and let sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes while you prepare the meat.


24 - Cheddar Little Smokies
1 Lbs. - Thick Cut Bacon (cut each piece in half)
2 - Eggs
1 C. - Flour
1 C. - Panko Crumbs
24 - Toothpicks

Roll each little smokie in a slice of the bacon and secure with a toothpick, brown in a frying pan over medium high heat until both sides are cooked and crisp. Let the little smokies cool before battering them. Place the eggs into a bowl and lightly beat them, place the flour into another bowl, place the beer batter next in line followed by the bowl of Panko crumbs. Dip each smokie into the egg, then flour, then batter and then into the Panko. Deep fry in oil at 320 degrees for 3 1/2 - 4 minutes make sure to keep the poppers moving in the oil so they don't stick together. Drain on paper towel and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

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Melody said...

I love America!

Anonymous said...

Mary Beth - holy shit my mouth is watering just looking at those!!

Hope you guys had a great 4th!

Anonymous said...

Why not just fry the bacon-wrapped smokies in the oil before battering them? It'll crisp the bacon faster and more evenly, and it reduces the pans you'll have to clean later.

Julie said...

That sounds like something I would really enjoy...I'm really interested in the ones with the panko breading.

Sandi said...

wow these look really great!! you have a great blog here as well...gonna have a look around at all your good food

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