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So, now that we’ve made our own bacon what can we do with it?  Bacon is delicious by itself but it pairs so well with  a ton of other ingredients.  In this recipe I used bacon to combine with fried oysters, sweet potatoes, corn and spinach to make a delicious dish.

bacon and fried oysters America's best food blogger

Bacon and Fried Oysters

Demetra Overton
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2 servings


  • 1- 6 ounce sweet potato cut into 1/4 inch dice
  • olive oil
  • 1 cup of corn kernels
  • 8 ounces of spinach washed and dried
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 5 ounces of bacon cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 8 ounces of oysters
  • 1/2 cup finely ground cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt


  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Drizzle sweet potatoes with olive oil and roast until tender about 15 minutes.
  • Add in corn, mix the corn in the olive oil and sweet potato and return to the oven until warm.In a skillet cook the bacon pieces until the bacon is crisp and the fat is rendered.
  • Remove the bacon from the skillet and reserve it for the finished dish. Keep the bacon fat in the skillet to cook the oysters.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil to a skillet and bring to medium heat.
  • Smash the clove of garlic and add to the oil.
  • Add the spinach and cook until the spinach is wilted.
  • Cook the oysters last. Mix cornmeal, lemon pepper, cayenne pepper and 1 teaspoon of salt.
  • Dredge the drained oysters in the cornmeal mixture and fry the oysters in hot bacon fat ( you may need to add some additional oil if the bacon fat isn't enough) for 1 ½ to 2 minutes each side until golden brown .


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