In my last post, I shared my recipe for Corn Cake Toppers and showed how to serve them on top of chili and soup. Turns out that these pancake-style cornbread cakes also make a great base for layering breakfast foods. Think of eggs benedict with canadian bacon and egg on top of an english muffin, and all of the variations on that theme. The same endless combinations can be layered on top of a corn cake. And, let me tell you, it is some kinda wonderful!
I'm going to show the most basic corn cake breakfast stack in this post and then share some ideas of ways to expand on this theme. I just kind of happened onto this breakfast combo when I was left with some corn cakes in the fridge after topping chili with them the night before. Now I'm torn about which way I like them best--as a topper or a bottom-er. Hmmm. There must be a better word for that. Let me know if you think of one.
These breakfast stacks have 3 layers of ingredients: a fried egg, crispy bacon, and a corn cake. That's it. Here's how to make and assemble them.
Step-by-step photos for making
Bacon & Egg Corn Cake Breakfast Stacks.
Step 1. Make a batch of corn cakes. You'll find step-by-step photos in my Corn Cake Topper post. Here's the downloadable/printable recipe:
Step 2. Cook some bacon. I like to bake mine in the oven and freeze the cooked bacon. It can be reheated in seconds in the microwave. You'll find step-by-step photos in my Oven-Baked Bacon post. Here's the downloadable/printable recipe:
Step 3. Fry an egg, however you like it. I use one of these silicone egg rings. They work great for making the egg the perfect shape and size to top a corn cake or English muffin.
Step 4. Put a warm corn cake on a plate.
Step 5. Add some warm and crispy bacon.
Step 6. Top it with the fried egg.
I like some freshly ground black pepper on mine.
That's it. Easy, huh?
VARIATIONS TO TRY. You can mix it up with different layer combinations and toppings. There are so many possibilities. Here are a few.
MAKE IT CHEESY. Try adding cheese on top of the meat layer and melting it under the broiler before adding the egg (so the egg doesn't overcook).
FEEDING A CROWD? Set up a corn cake breakfast stack bar with a variety of layer and topping options, and let everyone build their own. Fun and easy.
This is stacking up to be a delicious breakfast. I'm going to eat this bite. Right now.
What kind of corn cake breakfast stack sounds good to you?
Make it a yummy day!