I just had to write that as part Deux instead of part two. I was typing and suddenly channeled the movie “Hot Shots- Part Deux”. Truthfully, one of the stupidest movies ever made (it DID star Charlie Sheen after all even if it was before he had tiger blood…or was it a jaguar…or maybe just a baboon). But I admit that stupid as it was, it made me laugh in a few parts. The frightened laughter of one who is quickly going insane, but laughter nonetheless.
Part Two…erhmmm, Deux is a Double Cheese/Bacon Muffin. These are lumpy and funny looking and deformed and they taste fantastic. Why do they look funny you ask? Because they are quite possibly more cheese and bacon than they are muffin batter. This isn’t a bad thing. Think about it; do you eat a muffin for that tasty batter or do you eat it for what is IN that tasty batter? Yeah; that’s what I thought. me too. So I made a muffin that was more tasty things than tasty batter. Be ready though; Like I said… these aren’t pretty. But they taste yummy enough that you won’t care. Slather them with butter… trust me on that. Butter…cheese…bacon… need I say more?
Double Cheese And Bacon Muffins
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 12 ounces bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
- 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
- 8 ounces shredded Swiss cheese
- 5 green onions, sliced thin
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of your favorite hot sauce (I use Franks Red Hot Sauce- best hot sauce ever)
- 1 egg, beaten (bad egg, bad egg! Sorry… couldn’t resist)
- 1 cup milk
- 4 tablespoons oil
- 2 tablespoons bacon drippings (you heard me… use it gosh darn it )
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 12 muffin cups. Do NOT use liners; this will stick and it will be like trying to peel a piece of hot bubble gum off of paper if you do)
- Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, green onions and cheeses. Stir well to combine.
- In another bowl, mix the egg, milk, oil, hot sauce and bacon drippings. Stir well.
- Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet mixture. Just barely combine them. Fold in the bacon JUST until mixed.
- Spoon into the greased muffin cups and bake at 350 until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
- Slather with a ton of butter and eat. Then eat another. Then decide, as my son in law did, that while you weren’t sure at the first bite, that these are now your favorite muffin ever.