RECIPE | Chef Shaun's Pumpkin-Bacon Hoecakes

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Pumpkin-Bacon Hoecakes
Recipe by Chef Shaun Whitmer, The Albert

1 ¼ cup pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup self-rising corn meal (white or yellow)
2 eggs
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp honey
¾ cup whole fat buttermilk
¼ cup water
¼ cup bacon grease
5 strips crispy bacon (diced small)

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well.

Allow the mixture to moisten by covering it with a towel for 15 minutes.

Once the mixture has settled, drop by the large spoonful into a skillet with hot bacon grease (or oil, butter, etc.) and fry over medium/medium-high heat until crispy on one side.

Flip the hoecake and allow to crisp on the other side.

Serve warm off the griddle. Chef Shaun prefers to top them with a blackberry butter or apple butter and some crispy bacon for garnish.

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