cornmeal cakes with bacon, scallions & corn

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When used sparingly (for those who care) bacon can make an appearance more often than not. It doesn’t take much to bring any dish from good to good-God! Some flavours are just made to be together, some surprising, others, not so much –

And when it comes to bacon, (besides eggs) it’s blessed with more bedfellows than you can count – kinda like Steven Tyler in the 70’s – when you got it, you got it!  So on that note – meet cornbread cakes laced with scallions & corn – and remember, when in doubt – add bacon. I wonder if Steven Tyler’s a fan … hmmm …

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1. Get some bacon cookin’ in a pan or the oven.

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2. Drain said bacon.

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3. Move it to a board – don’t you just love starin’ at bacon!

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4. Run a knife through the bacon a couple of times and yes, set it aside. If your house is like my house, setting aside won’t cut it, I have to put it under lock and key! We do what we have to do to save the bacon!

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5. At this point, get your frozen corn in a bowl and safe to say you can set this aside.

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6. The milk & eggs go in a bowl & give it a good whisk.

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7. Dry stuff goes down.

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8. Give it a good once over.

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9. Get a few scallions chopped and in a bowl with the corn.

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10. Add the wet to the dry.

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11. And stir it all around.

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12. Add the corn & scallions.

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13. Stir to combine.

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14. Bacon down.

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15. Gently fold and you’re ready to roll – I mean fry.

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16. In a preheated, lightly oiled or buttered skillet, start spooning in the batter.

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17. When the edges begin to brown and/or when bubbles appear, flip once.

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18. Move to a rack and keep going …

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19. Back to the pan to make more cakes.

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20. Flip.

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21. Move to a rack and repeat until you’re out of batter!

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22. Keep loading up your rack.

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23. Stack ’em.

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24. Or pile ’em – and there you got yourself a yummy buncha’ cornbread cakes. Serve with a dollop of sour cream, serve a fried egg on top, use in place of bread and enjoy sandwich-style or make this the filling –  with whatever you like – how ’bout a couple of strips of bacon?! For loads of ideas – keep reading!

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