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Sourdough apple-oat pancakes with aged cheddar and bacon

Possibly the world's greatest hangover cure!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 4" cakes (2 to 4 servings)
Author: The Bojon Gourmet

Ingredients

  • 3 strips of bacon per bacon-eater (I recommend Niman Ranch, cured, applewood smoked)
  • 8 oz. liquid sourdough starter, (1 cup flat, 2 cups or more bubbly)
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter (or try bacon fat!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 large, crisp apple (such as granny smith, pink lady, or cameo), grated , (7 - 8 oz) (about 1 cup)
  • 2 oz. aged, extra-sharp cheddar, thinly sliced
  • maple syrup, for serving

Instructions

  • Fry the bacon in a cast iron skillet (or a griddle if you are so fortunate) over medium heat, turning a couple times, until done to your liking, 5 minutes or so. Remove the bacon to paper towels to drain. Pour the fat into a ramekin and reserve.
  • Measure the starter into a medium bowl. Whisk in the yolks, butter, baking soda, spices and salt to combine. Stir in the grated apple and oats.Put the egg whites in a clean, large bowl and whip until soft peaks form. Gently fold into the batter.
  • Heat a bit of bacon fat in the skillet (or a griddle) over medium heat. Pour in 1/3 cup of batter and cook until deeply browned, about 2 minutes, adjusting the heat as necessary. Flip the cake over, and place a couple slices of cheese on top. Cook until browned on the second side. Continue with the rest of the cakes.
  • Serve with the bacon alongside, and pass a pitcher of warm maple syrup.

Notes

Nutritional values are based on one of eight pancakes with toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 349mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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