Savoury Bacon Fritters

savoury bacon fritters

Savoury Bacon Fritters

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Collar rashers are lean and less expensive than back bacon; they are ideal for this recipe: Serve with a selection of relishes, and with a colourful white and red cabbage coleslaw.
Servings: 4
Calories: 283

Ingredients
 

  • 10 oz lean bacon rinds removed
  • 4 oz plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons mustard powder
  • large pinch of celery salt
  • large pinch of sweet paprika
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 eggs separated
  • 5 floz beer
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper deseeded and chopped
  • vegetable oil for deep-frying
  • tomato wedges to serve

Instructions

  • Sift the flour into a bowl with the mustard powder, celery salt, paprika and pepper to taste. Make a well in the centre, add the egg yolks and beat to mix thoroughly, gradually working the dry ingredients into the centre. Beat in enough beer to make a batter with a thick coating consistency.
  • Cover the bowl with cling film, then set aside in a cool place for 2 hours (see Time).
  • Grill the bacon until cooked but not crisp. Drain on absorbent paper, then cut into 2.5 cm (1 inch) lengths.
  • Heat a little oil in a frying-pan. Add the onion and pepper and fry gently for 5 minutes until the onion is soft and lightly coloured. Remove with a slotted spoon and add to the bacon.
  • Pour enough oil into a deep-fat frier to come halfway up the sides. Heat the oil gently to 190C/375F, or until a stale bread cube turns golden in 50 seconds.
  • Meanwhile, in a clean dry bowl, whisk the egg whites until they are standing in stiff peaks. Using a large metal spoon, carefully fold the egg whites into the batter with the bacon, onion and green pepper.
  • Drop a few tablespoonfuls of batter into the hot oil and deep-fry for 3-4 minutes, until puffed and golden brown. Drain well on absorbent paper and keep hot while frying the remainder, but remember to reheat the oil between each batch.
  • Serve with tomato wedges.
Calories: 283 kcal
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Protein: 21 g
Fat: 9g
Saturated Fat: 3 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 82 mg
Sodium: 1452 mg
Potassium: 144 mg
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 2 g
Vitamin A: 175 IU
Vitamin C: 14 mg
Calcium: 29 mg
Iron: 2 mg
Ingredients Bacon, Pork
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