Saturday, October 30, 2010

Chicken Fried Bacon

As we left Montgomery, TX this morning and were passing through College Station, home of Texas A&M, Snook was only 12 miles out of our way. So we just had to take the detour. Where is Snook, TX, and why would we want to go there?


Snook is the home of Sodolak's Original Country Inn, home of Chicken Fried Bacon. We learned about this artery-clogging gourmet delight on “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” on TV. Frank Sodolak carries the distinction of being the inventor of the dish.


I couldn’t find a web site for the restaurant, but you can Google it and find lots of reviews and comments. It’s the kind of place where bikers, hunters, roughnecks, firefighters and ordinary folks (like us!) are equally comfortable.


Served with creamy white gravy, hard to see in the photo, the calorie count is beyond my imagination. But you have to do this kind of thing once, right?


Don and I certainly enjoyed it, and we both agreed that it tasted lighter and crunchier than expected. It didn’t even taste as greasy as regular fried bacon.


So now we can say “Been there, done that, got the T-Shirt.”



  1. I think my cholesterol level jumped a 100 points just looking at that plate of 'chicken fried bacon'!

  2. Do it once, that's enough for a lifetime. Come back to Benson, give the idea a try some day and we'll stop by and help you eat it!


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