Corn Cakes with Queso Fresco Salsa

Serves 4


8 slices bacon, cooked crisp and chopped
1 medium tomato, diced
1 small onion, diced
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup biscuit mix
6 eggs, divided
1/2 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons butter, melted, plus more for cooking
1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed
1/3 cup (2-3 ounces) Wisconsin queso fresco cheese, plus more for garnish

Cooking Instructions

In small bowl, combine bacon, tomato, onion and basil; set aside.

In medium bowl, combine cornmeal and biscuit mix; make well in center; set aside. In another bowl, beat 2 eggs. Add sour cream, honey, 2 tablespoons melted butter and corn; mix to combine. Pour wet mixture all at once into well in dry ingredients and stir just until moistened.

Melt 1 tablespoon butter on griddle or bottom of heavy skillet. Pour 1/3 cup batter for each corn cake. Flip corn cakes when underside is golden brown and cook 1-2 minutes more, or until browned. Remove to warm platter, repeat with remaining batter, adding butter as necessary. In saucepan over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon butter and fry 4 eggs sunny-side up; set aside. In same pan, add bacon mixture and cook over medium-high heat 2-3 minutes. Add queso fresco, remove from heat and toss.

To assemble, place 2 corn cakes on each of 4 plates, top with an egg, divide salsa evenly among plates; garnish with additional queso fresco.