Crunchy, cheesy Nacho Doritos®. Open up a bag of those babies and I won’t be able to stop eating them. Coincidentally, I have that same problem with bacon, which pretty much means my mouth is like a black hole to these Nacho Doritos® Battered Bacon strips, forever devouring until there’s none left. I’m not really sure what brought me to the idea of deep frying strips of bacon coated in nacho Doritos, but the moment it happened, I knew I was on the edge of an amazing discovery. And, lucky for me, I was right.
The first bite was like venturing into the time vortex (because who doesn’t know how to time travel?). At first it’s a little scary, but as the flavors jumbled around in my mouth, I couldn’t help but fall in love with the excitement of it. The way that the Doritos saturated themselves in the batter made them taste more like melty cheese than crunchy chips, which clearly is a bonus. Finally, a satisfactory way to eat my bacon covered in CHEESE. These are AWESOME! I mean, come on… Just look at this picture! first published 3/28/14
1 teaspoon salt (substitute sugar for sweet batter)
1 cup milk, beer, or water (I used milk)
Line an edged baking sheet with foil. Lay your bacon strips on the sheet, then place in the oven. Heat the over to 375 and cook for about 15 minutes. When done, transfer to paper towel-lined plate to drain excess grease.
Heat 2-3 inches worth of oil in a deep fryer or skillet to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, mix together flour, Doritos, baking powder, and salt. Mix thoroughly so that the baking powder is evenly distributed. Slowly add in 1 cup of milk. Stir until combined. The batter will be thick to give the texture of crispy chips when cooked, but if you would prefer a thinner batter, add a little more milk.
Cut the bacon strips in half, or smaller bites if you'd like, then coat each piece in the batter. Carefully drop it in the hot oil. Cook for about 2-4 minutes, turning over half way through. Place cooked pieces onto a cooling rack or another paper towel-lined plate.