A Salt & Batter Story About The Long Tradition Of Bacon Pancakes

October 25, 2010 5:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Who has always been trusted to put the wide and enthusiastic smile on the “Happy Face” of every child’s pancake, eggs and bacon breakfast over the last 100 + years?

Bacon, that’s who!

So what’s with all of the national buzz and sudden shock and surprise being displayed all across the country, from mass media outlets and news portals stretching from San Diego CA to Portland, ME and from Seattle WA to Miami FL, all hysterically going on and on about how amazingly odd and totally off the wall, but deliriously, delightfully delicious these Bacon Pancakes  are?

Parent’s have been making bacon happy faces for their kids since long before the airplane or even automobile was invented and obviously you’ve never stayed the night and woken up alive at a family members home anywhere in the south or mid-west, if you somehow haven’t had the flavorful frenzy of waking up to a breakfast of hotcakes, eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, grits, biscuits, gravy, fruit, coffee, juice, milk … and that’s just the pre-meal appetizers to get you ready for the REAL FEAST!

Ladies and Gentlemen, I just don’t get the sudden surprised reaction to bacon and pancakes going together as perfectly and naturally as peanut butter and jelly, steak and potatoes, cookies and milk, coffee and cake.

I’ve been making bacon pancakes all my life, as did my father and his father before him. Probably goes back much farther than that, but these are facts that I can solemnly swear and attest to in a court of law, because I saw, smelled and enthusiastically ate the bacon pancakes made by my both my father and grandfather.

Featured in the accompanying photo to this article, is a January, 1961 advertisement for “Rath Black Hawk Bacon” and Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Pancake Mix,” showing the pancake batter being poured over the slices of bacon cooking on the griddle. Just one look and you can instantly smell the aroma of that flavorful, traditional taste combination.

Bacon Freak has been selling its bacon Pancakes for years now and if you have ever traveled throughout the Midwest or south, you have to have come across at least 100 diners that proudly present Uncle Buck’s or Aunt Edna’s Home style Bacon Pancakes as part of the menu or as “Today’s Special” for as long as I’ve been traveling.

So stop freaking out and simply try them. You’ll soon discover that they have become a regular part of your family’s breakfast tradition! Enjoy!


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