Cornbread BLTs with Creamy Blue Cheese

by Andie Mitchell on April 20, 2011

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I promise I won’t share another bacon recipe again

for at least ten straight hours.

 

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Things are just getting a little carried away ‘round these parts. It was BLTizza, then bacon pancakes, and really…

I have standards.

Very few, but still.

I also won’t tell you again about how much salty bacon loves sweet cornbread.

Or how blue cheese completes them.

I won’t even tell you that BLTs are the second coming of the Lord.

Because it’s almost Easter, and you’ve got your own convictions about food and religion. (But I’m right about this one)

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And no, I’ll never again share a photo of two sweet ‘n’ gritty cornbread pancakes acting as the bread in which I stuffed crisp applewood smoked bacon strips, thick slices of vine ripened tomatoes, crispy green leaf lettuce, and crumbly blue cheese.

I just won’t, okay?

And I’m not going to tell you how delicious it was.

Not going to do it.

So get it while it’s hot.

And then come over and sympathize with Daniel, who told me yesterday, “I think you’re going too far with the bacon thing.”

One day I’ll divorce him.

We’ll get married, first, of course, and then I’ll have to leave. Love should know no (bacon) bounds.

What were we talking about?

 

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Yes, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and blue cheese sandwiches on cornbread.

And really, this is the last bacon recipe I’m posting for a while.

A solid day or two.

No more bacon.

Or cornbread.

Don’t even think about it.

No, I’m sorry.

I just won’t do any more.

Please understand.

It’s not you, it’s me. (But obviously, it’s not me)

And that’s that. Show’s over.

 

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Cornbread BLTs with Creamy Blue Cheese

serves 2

6 slices applewood smoked bacon, cooked to a crisp and drained on a paper towel

4 slices tomato

2 large leaves of lettuce (romaine or green leaf)

¼ cup crumbled blue cheese

2 tablespoons blue cheese dressing (recommended: Ken’s Steak House Chunky Blue Cheese)

4 cornmeal pancakes (recipe below)

 

I can’t tell you how to combine all these things because I don’t want to offend your finer sensibilities. All I’ll say is this: evenly pile bacon, lettuce, tomato, blue cheese, and dressing onto each of two pancakes. Top with remaining pancakes. Got it? Good.

Simple Cornmeal Pancakes

makes 6

½ cup boiling water

½ cup cornmeal, fine grind

½ cup buttermilk

1 egg

½ cup all purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

2 teaspoons sugar

½ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon canola oil

Pour water over cornmeal, stir until thick. Whisk in the buttermilk and egg.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Stir this into the cornmeal mixture. Stir in the oil.
Ladle 1/3 cup batter onto a hot, nonstick griddle and let cook for about 3-4 minutes per side. Flip when bubbles begin to appear on the surface of each pancake.

 

Nutrition info per pancake: Calories: 121, Fat: 3.8g, Carb: 18.1g, Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 2.5g, Protein: 3.6g

Nutrition info for one BLT (includes 2 pancakes, 3 strips bacon, 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese, 1 tablespoon blue cheese dressing, leaf lettuce, and 2 slices tomato): Calories: 495, Fat: 26.1g, Carb: 21.6g, Fiber: 1.4g, Sugars: 3.1g, Protein: 14.1g

{ 47 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristina @ spabettie April 20, 2011 at 9:47 pm

marry me?? oh, wait, WHAT?

okay, but yes, I CAN stay for dinner.

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AndreaSomething April 20, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Woman! You and your delicious cornbread recipes. I was already forced to try your creamy chicken casserole. Now this? FINE.
;)

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Ellie April 20, 2011 at 10:41 pm

I just had cornbread tonight!! mmmmm holy cow! or should I say, holy bacon! this looks and sounds so delicious :D Not the biggest fan of bacon, but regardless, everything else looks great to me

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Melissa E April 20, 2011 at 10:46 pm

You know there really aren’t any excuses for you throwing around comments like “no more bacon”. Who gave you the idea that that was okay?

Although I live in a house where chicken/turkey bacon is what is usually on the menu and real bacon only exists when I find it outside in the real world.

Hm, what a bossy comment. I’ll just keep looking at your photos and eating my pickles. *crunch*

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Frieda April 21, 2011 at 12:22 am

There will always be delicious things that boyfriends do not understand. I could eat goat-cheese everyday and my boyfriend things that goat-cheese every two month would be ok. Do not see how we should work this put yet ;)

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Halley April 21, 2011 at 12:29 am

J’taime bacon. Also good call with the creamy chicken casserole – so satisfying and delicious!

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MelissaNibbles April 21, 2011 at 2:00 am

That’s it. Make room on your couch because I’m moving to Seattle. This seals the deal.

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Lauren at Keep It Sweet April 21, 2011 at 3:51 am

Oh I think I am in love with this sandwich! How did you even come up with this?!

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cleaneatingchelsey April 21, 2011 at 4:32 am

Yooohoooo – over here! When you divorce Daniel (after you marry him of course) I will be more than happy to keep you company at dinner.

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Matt @ The Athlete's Plate April 21, 2011 at 4:55 am

I’m totally loving bleu cheese right now! Maytag is where its at ;)

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Beth April 21, 2011 at 5:09 am

What a great sandwich! I love the idea of cornmeal pancakes – they almost look like a sandwich thin but I bet tasted a million times better!

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 21, 2011 at 5:11 am

I have still yet to try cornbread but I bought some Bob’s Red Mill gluten free mix the other day that I plan to try next week. Your pancakes (and this entire recipe) sounds great!

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getfitsummer2011 April 21, 2011 at 6:16 am

Cornbread? WITH bacon?

I’m so glad we live in the state because I’m coming to your house so you can make these for me :)

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snackgirlgoeshealthy April 21, 2011 at 6:25 am

hahaha that’s so creepy!! was logged into a different account! ^^ that was me! lol

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newlywedcooks April 21, 2011 at 6:43 am

I don’t even particularly LIKE bacon and I want to eat this up. It’s probably your knack at taking exceptional pictures. :)

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Liz @ Tip Top Shape April 21, 2011 at 6:47 am

Haha, a man thinking there is too much bacon going on? Impossible!

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brandi@BranAppetit April 21, 2011 at 6:56 am

i don’t mind them :) this looks great!

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Kelly April 21, 2011 at 7:14 am

Or dear lord….amazing!!!

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thetwentyfifthyear April 21, 2011 at 7:18 am

I’m really not a fan of bacon.

I’ll pause for your reaction.

BUT I do LOVE me some blue cheese. Or is it bleu cheese? Who decides which is which?

Anyway, I am really a fan of reading whatever you create and laughing over my morning cup of coffee.

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Jessica April 21, 2011 at 7:32 am

Omg I have the best idea. So how about we take turns visiting each other like every week, and like, one week I’ll come stay with you and you’ll cook for me, and then you can come stay with me, and you’ll cook for me…and wait…nope, that’s what I meant.
I can like paint your toenails and I’ll totally buy the wine though…

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Can You Stay for Dinner April 21, 2011 at 7:38 am

Sold on the idea. Where do I sign? :)

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Megan April 21, 2011 at 8:24 am

You had me at blue cheese. Nothin’ wrong with a little bacon in our lives every now and again, either. Secretly, I’d eat bacon every day if it were legal. Oh, wait, it is legal. Brb, I gotta run to the store.

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Can You Stay for Dinner April 21, 2011 at 8:43 am

LOL :)

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Clarissa @ Sober and the City April 21, 2011 at 9:41 am

Awesome! I would like to hire you as my personal chef and story teller, does that work?

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Rachel @ The Avid Appetite April 21, 2011 at 11:25 am

Wow Andrea, these look amazing! I absolutely love corn anything (Michael Pollan would hate me)…but as a sandwich? Um yes! Thank you for bringing this into my life :)

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Can You Stay for Dinner April 21, 2011 at 11:34 am

Thanks Rachel!! I loooove corn :)

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The Chocolate Covered Kitchen April 21, 2011 at 2:09 pm

I’m still scratching my head trying to figure out how you lost all that weight eating these things! But my, my, it does sound beyond delicious. Wish I were eating one now!

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Can You Stay for Dinner April 21, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Thanks Janice :)

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Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 21, 2011 at 3:30 pm

I am having a serious love affair with blue cheese lately :)

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Colleen April 21, 2011 at 7:19 pm

I just discovered your blog today thanks to a reader’s comment on carrots ‘n’ cake. I love it!
Another blog I love is Daily Garnish. Emily and her husband are moving to Seattle in a few weeks. You should do a blogger meet-up :)

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Can You Stay for Dinner April 22, 2011 at 7:27 am

Thanks Colleen! I absolutely will do a meet up with Em!!

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hungryhealthyhappy April 21, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Mouth is literally watering over here! Swoon!

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Jo @ Jo In the Kitchen April 22, 2011 at 8:10 am

Cornbread pancakes? Genius!

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chefshellina April 22, 2011 at 6:20 pm

I almost went into a food coma just looking at this- can’t wait to try it. More bacon is fine by me. :)

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Can You Stay for Dinner April 22, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Thank you!!

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Audrey Ellen @ My Scene and Herd April 23, 2011 at 7:05 am

One thing you can add to bacon to make it even more deadly and delicious is blue cheese, you’ve done it, it looks incredible. Like a fork and knife sandwich of the best quality.

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Can You Stay for Dinner April 23, 2011 at 7:39 am

Thank you Audrey Ellen!!

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Stephanie @cookinfanatic April 23, 2011 at 7:24 am

Please come to Virginia and make these for meeeeeee… please?!?!

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Can You Stay for Dinner April 23, 2011 at 7:39 am

Done, I’m on the first fight out :)

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Can You Stay for Dinner April 23, 2011 at 7:39 am

*flight. duh.

On Sat, Apr 23, 2011 at 7:39 AM, Andie Mitchell wrote:

> Done, I’m on the first fight out :) > >

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rsmacaalay April 23, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Wow that bacon looks so tempting and so crispy then match it with the contrasting flavour of blue cheese dressing, this is heavenly

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Sarah April 27, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Not really that relatable to this exact post, but more in the spirit of our love for great breakfast.

New York’s cheap answer…
http://newyorkknowsbest.wordpress.com/2011/04/25/cheapest-breakfast-in-new-york/

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Bernabe February 5, 2012 at 8:41 am

I know you are still wirnokg on the list and can’t thank you enough for all of the hard work you are doing. Just wanted to mention that I don’t see my blog on the list either and I have signed up.Thanks again for everything.

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Irene L. May 24, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Holy Crap! I just made this for dinner! It was mind blowing! It takes the BLT to a whole nother level! The only problem? You must make more than two!

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Crystal May 30, 2012 at 2:45 pm

I just discovered your website via Pinterest today…I am in LOVE. Seriously, it’s like you’re inside the ‘foodie’ segment of my brain!

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Melody August 24, 2012 at 6:18 pm

The instructions for the pancakes say to use baking soda, but it’s not on the ingredient list. Is there supposed to be baking soda in this recipe or not? I’m super pumped to try it! :)

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Hannah March 24, 2014 at 8:55 am

if you are feeling down, you know what to fry. Bacon! haha. Nice recipe you have there!

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