ManCamping’s Soft Beer Pretzels Topped With Bacon Salt. 

Soft Pretzels Topped With Bacon Salt. 

Since we aren’t out in the woods today, ManCamping is spending some time in the kitchen. We normally use the winter time to dream up new recipes that we can take out into the wilderness with us when the weather gets warmer. Over the holidays my wife and I were asked over to a neighbors place for dinner and I thought I would try something new Fried Beer Pretzels topped with Bacon Salt. I am a huge fan of soft pretzels, beer and bacon so why not combine them all! 

I have made soft beer pretzels before and I am a huge fan of them, but they require baking. Baking is not something I will normally do when in the wilderness, so I wanted to see if I could make them a different way. Soft Beer Pretzels sound amazing around a campfire! So I figured I would try it. There is a little prep work you will need to do before your canoe or camping trip to bring these with you. Below is how I made these and they turned our amazingly! They turn out to have a little crisp on the outside and stay soft on the inside. Plus you can’t argue with a little hint of bacon on top. 

Here Is What You’ll Need:

Here’s How To Make ManCamping’s Soft Beer Pretzels 

  1. Bring your beer up to room temperature. DO NOT USE COLD BEER! You only need to use half of the tall boy, the other half is yours to drink while making these. Your’re welcome.
  2. Mix in yeast and stir until dissolved
  3. Pour in melted butter, table salt and flour and get to mixing. We started mixing this with a spoon and as soon as it was to thick we dove straight in with our hands to kneed and mix this up for about 10 minutes. 
  4. The dough will be one big ball  of sticky beer-y goodness. If the dough becomes to dry pour a little more beer on it and keep mixing. There isn’t anything in life that “pouring a little more beer on” can’t fix. 
  5. Let this dough sit for about 60 minutes.
  6. Cut the dough into 8 pieces and roll each piece into a ball. Take each ball and roll on a floured surface until you have a rope. Twist the rope into the shape of a pretzel or cut the rope into pieces to make pretzel bites. 

You now have the dough that will soon become Soft Beer Pretzels topped with bacon salt! If you are making these to eat at home then continue one to the next set of instructions. If you are taking these into the wilderness as a camping snack then stop here. You can vacuum seal and freeze your pretzels at this point. When you get to camp…. finish them off and enjoy.

To finish off your Soft Beer Pretzels topped with Bacon Salt:

  1. Heat up your oil in a pan or pot to 375 degrees (or just hot if you’re in the woods 🙂 ) and fry each pretzel for about 3 minutes or until golden brown on both sides. 
  2. Remove from oil and sprinkle on the Bacon Salt
  3. Have another beer while waiting for the pretzels to cool before eating. 

These soft beer pretzels topped with bacon salt go perfectly with some spicy mustard or a cheese sauce if you feel like getting fancy, but they are wonderful just as they are as well. 

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