So, to make it I sliced the scallops in half and pounded them thin. I toasted the pine nuts and cooked the 3 slices of bacon. I added the bread crumbs to the bacon fat and sauteed them for 2 minutes. I stirred in the bacon, chives and salt. I set up a 3 bowl breading station with flour, egg and bread crumbs. I coated the scallops in flour, egg and bread crumbs and fried them in 1/2 cup olive oil.I only had to fry them for a minute on each side.
I made the arugula pesto by combining arugla, parm reggiano, pine nuts, garlic and salt in the food processor and adding olive oil. I plated the scallops with the sauce.
No one could taste the bacon or liked the sauce. The scallops werre good, though. I might make it again with more bacon.