Eat like a pioneer with this delicious corn cake recipe served with thick bacon. Inspired by Little House on the Prairie, this easy to prepare meal is delicious and hearty and a fun family meal
3/4 cup cornmeal
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 slices thick cut applewood smoked bacon
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, milk, flour, egg, sugar, salt, and pepper.
- Set aside to rest while you cook the bacon.
- In a large cast iron skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until firm and crispy.
- Remove the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels and keep warm.
- Drain off all but 1 Tablespoon of the bacon grease in the skillet, but reserve the grease for use as you cook the cakes.
- Pour 1/4 cup amounts of corncake batter into the skillet and cook until small bubbles form, about 1-2 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side until nicely browned and cooked through.
- Remove to a plate and keep warm.
- Repeat with remaining batter, adding more bacon grease if needed.
- Serve the corncake and bacon with fresh berries and plenty of coffee!
For extra authenticity, cook this over a campfire!
Keywords: Corn Cakes Recipe, Pioneer Recipe, Historical Recipe