Bacon and pepper pancakes with cheese sauce
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Bacon and pepper pancakes with cheese sauce

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 to 4
Author CASA Veneracion

Ingredients

  • 75 grams bacon cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper chopped
  • 2 tablespoons scallions sliced
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (do not press into the measuring cup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted

For the cheese topping

  • 1 cup cheese grated (any soft cheese should melt well but mozzarella is not recommended for this recipe)
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  • Heat a non-stick pan. Add the bacon and cook over medium heat until a little fat has been rendered. Add the chopped bell pepper and scallions. Cook, stirring for about a minute. Transfer the mixture to a plate and cool.
  • While the bacon mixture cools, make the pancake batter.
  • Stir together the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder.
  • In a mixing bowl, lightly beat the egg and milk.
  • Add the flour mixture and stir just until blended.
  • Pour in the melted butter and fold in.
  • Bacon and pepper pancakes with cheese sauce
  • Add the bacon mixture to the batter. Stir lightly to combine.
  • Bacon and pepper pancakes with cheese sauce
  • Reheat the pan (where some bacon fat goodness still covers the bottom) and start cooking the pancakes. Click here for tips.
  • You should be able to make about eight pancakes with the ingredients given above.
  • For the topping, stir together the grated cheese and milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for about two minutes or just until the cheese is soft enough to be stirred into a thick, smooth sauce.
  • Bacon and pepper pancakes with cheese sauce
  • Stack the pancakes and pour some cheese sauce over them. If you want added depth of flavor, color and texture, sprinkle with more sliced scallions and a little cayenne.