Loaded Maple Bacon Donut Fries
Loaded maple bacon donut fries are the breakfast indulgence you didn't know you needed. This sweet, savory treat will make you feel a little bit naughty- like you are sneaking dessert before breakfast! It's easy to make and even easier to enjoy!
For The Donut Fries
- canola oil for frying
- 6-8 strips of bacon cooked crisp and crumbled
- 1 large 48 oz can of buttermilk refrigerated biscuits
For The Glaze
- 1 cup powdered sugar sifted
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter browned
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp milk
- Hot Fudge sauce or chocolate syrup, for drizzling
To Make The Donut Fries
In a medium sized skillet, heat two inches of vegetable oil, over medium heat, to 350 degrees You can use a candy thermometer to monitor the temp. Turn your heat down slightly to prevent the oil from getting too hot.
Remove biscuits from container, press into flattened, wider circles and cut into strips lengthwise. Now, using your hands, roll each cutting into a long string, about the thickness of a pencil. Cut in half if necessary.
Once the oil is ready, slowly drop biscuits into oil. Let them cook for about 15-20 seconds on each side until the dough has turned a golden brown.
Using a pair of tongs, remove the ‘donut’ from the skillet and set on some paper towels to drain off the excess oil.
When finished deep frying, leave your candy thermometer in the oil until it is completely cooled. When cooled it will be safe to dispose of the oil.
To Make The Glaze
Sift the powdered sugar (this will ensure a smoother glaze). It’s recommended, but not absolutely necessary. Set aside.
Melt the butter in a small pot. Once melted, stir continuously until it turns a golden brown. Immediately remove the pot from heat.
Pour the browned butter, maple syrup, and milk over the sifted powdered sugar.
Vigorously, whisk until smooth.
For a thicker glaze, add only 1 tablespoon of milk instead of two. Or add additional powdered sugar. To make glaze thinner, add additional milk.
If using Hot Fudge sauce, heat it briefly in the microwave to make it easier to drizzle over the fries.
To assemble the fries, put a bottom layer of doughnut fries on a plate and drizzle maple glaze and chocolate syrup over-top of them. Sprinkle with some of the crumbled bacon. Repeat for as many layers, and/or plates as you want to make.
- Use a candy thermometer to get the oil to the right temperature.
- Make sure to let the oil cool all the way prior to disposing it.
- To make the maple glaze, sifting the sugar isn't absolutely necessary but it will make the glaze extra smooth.
Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg