Bacon Breading Recipe


Meatballs, burgers, homemade cheese sticks, even as topping for mac n cheese… bread crumbs and breading can be pretty damn versatile.

bacon-breading-pork-rindsNow imagine it with bacon…yes a bacon bread crumb. We’ve been toying with how to coat things in bacon for a while and kept getting stuck at the bacon clumping with flour.

So our answer… pork rinds. When in doubt, add more pork.

bacon-breading-baconThe rinds keep the bacon from clumping, and add to the salty and savory coating this breading will bring. Keep in mind this is a basic recipe. Feel free to add in Italian seasoning for cheese sticks, onion and garlic powder for meatballs or throw in some ranch seasoning and cheese puffs for a cheesy bacon ranch burger! The noms are endless!

Bacon Breading
Bacon Breading

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1/3 cup

  • 3 strips cook bacon
  • 1 oz pork rinds
  • 1 tbsp bread crumbs
Cook your bacon until crispy, drain and allow to cool to room temperature. In a food processor add your pork rinds and process until a powder. Crumble your bacon, add to the rinds and process until fine. Add bread crumbs and repeat.