Wednesday, February 6, 2013

National Pancake Day

Ah yes National Pancake Day one of the great holidays of the year in our house...  A much anticipated day in the midst of crappy gray weather and slush.  This year we moved a bit out of the box and tossed away the sweet pancakes and decided to go a more savory route with Bacon and Green Onion Corn Cakes.  To be honest this was not well received by the little people in my house they felt it was blasphemy to take a beloved day of sweet dinner and make it well... not sweet.  Jeff and I much enjoyed this deviant treat and we hope you will also. 

remember save your bacon fat!

Bacon Green Onion Corn Cakes

1 1/2 C. Cornmeal
1 C flour (I did a mix of WW and AP)
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp sugar
5 strips of bacon cooked and chopped
2 green onions sliced
1 C of cheddar cheese grated (although small chunks would also be nice)
1 egg beaten
4 Tbsp of melted butter 
1 Tbsp of bacon fat
2 C milk (or more to get the desired consistency)
eggs for fryin'

Warm up your griddle or fry panOkay this is totally simple mix all these ingredients together except the extra eggs for frying.  I found a drop biscuit like consistency worked really nicely so add milk as needed.  Place on your griddle (grease it if you need to) cook until the edges start to get cooked looking also and flip to the other side.  Cook your extra eggs how you love them I love a good runny yolked egg (dippy eggs as my nephew calls them) the kids had fried egg whites.  Place on top of your corn cake and enjoy with a quick crack of fresh black pepper.