Monday, February 4, 2013

Why Women Really Should Stay in the Kitchen

Women should stay in the kitchen because men might die while occupying the space. Not because they can't use knives, and not because they can't clean properly (I have learned many useful cleaning tips from my own husband), but because the recipes they come up with might really be lethal.

Jeremy used to joke that the only chicken recipes he could make was chicken alfredo. Well we know how healthy alfredo sauce is for you. But that's honestly child's play compared to what he came up with last night

We were listening to a comedian, Jim Gaffigan, who was going on and on about bacon. Who doesn't love bacon!? Jeremy looks at me and says, with a scary brightness in his eyes, "Why hasn't anyone DEEP FRIED bacon?"

I blinked, stared at him for a bit, and replied, "Well, darling, probably because it would kill you".

Ok, we don't really use pet names like darling, but it fit.

Unconvinced, he continued to mention it for a week or so. Last weekend he smiled nicely and asked, "Can we have a superbowl party here?"

"Um sure"

"Ok great!"


"Can I make deep fried bacon!?"

And he did. In all it's deep fried baconey glory.

Happy Ending: No one actually died in the process nor after consumption. I might also add that I always do appreciate Jeremy in the kitchen despite his artery clogging recipes!


Jeremy used a deep fryer

2 cups flour
1 lb thick cut bacon
2 eggs
1/4 cups milk
salt and pepper to taste
Maple syrup (for dipping)

Preheat oven to 350. Whip up your eggs and milk in a bowl. Combine flour, salt and pepper in flat pan or bowl. Cut your bacon in half. Dip in eggs and then coat in flour. Place in deep fryer for about 5 minutes or until looking bubbly. Remove and place on a baking sheet. Put in oven for a few minutes or until golden brown. Serve with maple syrup.


  1. But how did it taste? :) It actually sounds...inventive. And I'm all for clogging arteries a few times a year.

  2. I thought it was pretty tasty! When you put it in the oven, you lose a lot of the grease, so you don't feel so terrible eating it. Jeremy didn't use thick cut bacon, and I think that would make all the difference. It seemed as if a bit of the bacon flavor had just... fried away? However, I think I'm enjoying them more day two :)

  3. I agree, thick cut would have been great; but not bad for a first attempt! I think I might have heard of chocolate covered bacon before, and contemplated chocolate covered fried bacon last night, but fear of causing scandal stopped me... ;P

  4. This post made me smile for so many reasons! i am going to send this to all of my male friends. Deep fried bacon...doesn't make me regret being a vegetarian. Could you make chocolate covered deep fried bacon? Definitely keep the thick bacon, though, to maintain the flava flave.