Wednesday, December 12, 2012

254. Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes, gluten free


Bacon and corn, enough said!

I am pretty sure you already know my love and passion for this combination.  If you need a gentle reminder, check out this recipe I make with corn and bacon.

The two flavors just work and make my belly super happy.

I saw this recipe from Recipe Girl for her bacon and corn griddle cakes and fell in love.  

As is usually the case with most recipes, I have to convert them to a gluten free version and so for the original please visit her site.  To get to the original recipe go HERE.  The pictures that she has shared with this recipe are enough to make you lick your screen, or maybe that was just me…LOL

Do you remember as a kid having a glass jar under the sink that was layered with all different colors and layers of grease?

No? Yes?

I sure did.  It was bacon grease. My grandmother and Mom both saved the grease after every batch of bacon they made.  They would use it for everything.  I don't remember when my Mom stopped doing this but one day the jar was gone.

I have read recently where this is coming back into fashion.  I don't know how I feel about storing bacon grease for weeks and using it often BUT I do know that for this recipe having the bacon grease readily available to cook these cakes in, makes them that much better.

I don't mind using bacon grease in moderation.  

Oh the things we remember from our childhood.  I love the memories I have with my kitchen and the food I ate way back then and the memories I am making for my kids today.  

It makes me smile. 

I cannot wait to make these again nor can my family. ENJOY



Recipe:  Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes, gluten free
Adapted from Recipe Girl

4 slices of bacon, cooked crispy and cut into small squares
1 cup of corn kernels, drained
2 tablespoons of green onion, diced
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 cup of  brown rice flour
1/4 cup of corn meal
1/4 cup of tapioca starch
1/4 cup of almond meal
1/4 cup of milk

Bacon grease or oil to fry cakes 

In a medium fry pan with heat set to medium high, heat oil or bacon grease until hot.  

In a large bowl, combine all of the above ingredients and stir to combine.

I used a cookie scoop and placed 6 scoops in my pan.  Fry on both sides until golden brown.  (3-5 minutes).

Remove to a wire rack and let cool slightly.  Serve with your favorite sauce or eat as is.

See pictures below for steps to frying griddle cakes.





Written by Sherron Watson

  

3 comments:

  1. Those look terrific, Sherron! Some of my favorite ingredients for sure. ;-)

    Shirley

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  2. Yes, fried corn cakes are yum! I made a batch a couple of weeks ago (not on the blog yet) but mine were oven baked (typical me!) and didn't have the yummy bacon grease. I'm guessing yours taste better. :)

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