Pancakes always get a bacon smile. But what about me, breakfast? When do I get my bacon smile?
It looks like that smile could come from bacon pancakes -- the latest meatstrosity from Wired writer Matt Blum, as he embarks on a quest (the Great Bacon Odyssey) to discover the ultimate bacon dish.
Last month, Blum managed to choke down the bacon burger, a patty made entirely of bacon. Breakfast, the traditional realm of bacon, appears to have treated him more kindly.
The bacon pancakes were a runaway success with readers, who suggested additions of everything from apples to peanut butter. And this recipe for bacon banana buttermilk pancakes from pete bakes! might redefine the pancake discussion. As to whether Blum was happy, I'll let his words speak for him:
Every single bite had what in my opinion was the perfect balance between meaty, salty, airy and sweet.Bacon pancakes are not a new invention of our crazy, bacon-obsessed world but rather a rediscovery of a lost American treasure. There apparently is a historical precedent with the blog Four Pounds Flour showing an advertisement from 1961 for Rath Black Hawk Bacon, which shows pancake butter being dripped onto sizzling bacon. The ad promises that there's the complete recipe in every package for bacon strip pancakes. Don't I wish that was in the recipe box when I got married.