Just look at that beautiful crispy bacon. Is there anything more delicious?
No. No there is not.
It took me a long time to come around to bacon. It actually took me until my senior year of college. As I said before, I was a late-comer to meat, and I hadn't gotten around to breakfast meat yet.
One beautiful evening when I was just a bit under the influence a bacon-extra bacon-pizza was delivered to Joe's dorm room. I cannot possibly explain the amazingly mind-blowing experience it was when I tried it for the first time, so suffice it to say I am in love. Also, because it took me so long to find and love bacon, I feel that I am justified in making up for lost time by eating lots of it.
Now, I know this is total insanity, so just bear with me. I don't like pancakes. I didn't grow up in pancake family- I grew up in a french toast family (we were also a toaster family- not a toaster oven family). BUT when I went to Stax I felt compelled to try their bacon chocolate chip pancakes. Because for Pete's sake if there is a pancake I would love it is that one. And holy moly are they delicious.
So Joe and I had our own go at them for dinner one night. (He is from a pancake and toaster oven family- we're total breakfast opposites). They turned out great.
Just follow the directions and you end up with this:
Step Two: prep your add-ins.
In this case that's chocolate chips (I like the minis as they're not too overwhelming) and BACON!
Chop your bacon up. Not bacon bits tiny- just chunks.
God that looks delicious. I'm getting hungry for Second Dinner just looking at it.
Butter your pan, heat it up, pour your batter:
And chocolate chips:
Getting puffy on top and crispy on the bottom? Flip it!
Yummy yummy pancakes!
And yes, I do add more butter to these heart-cloggers. If you're already going down, might as well go all the way! Tomorrow you can drink water and eat salad.
Green beans sautéed in bacon fat:
The bacon fat crisps them on the outside without making them shriveled and soggy.
Plus fried eggs:
one for two!
For hashbrowns we use those pre-shredded ones by Simply Potatoes and sauté them in butter or bacon fat, depending on the mood that strikes me.
And the spares:
We ate everything.