Thursday, January 15, 2009


Cook Time: 35 min
Level: Easy
Yield: 6 to 8 servings


* 4 strips thick-cut bacon, chopped
* 2 cups stone-ground cornmeal, white or yellow
* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 2 tablespoons sugar
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 2 teaspoons baking soda
* 2 teaspoons kosher salt
* 4 large eggs
* 2 cups milk
* 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives


Heat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Put the bacon into a cold 10-inch cast iron pan and cook over medium
heat until the fat is rendered and the bacon bits are crisp. Do not
let it burn. Remove the bacon to a paper towel lined plate. Keep the
bacon fat in the pan and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking
powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl beat the eggs with a
whisk until foamy; whisk in the milk. Add the wet ingredients to the
dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Fold in the bacon bits,
and chives. Pour the batter into the cast iron pan. Bake until a
toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 to 25


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