I’ve been meaning for quite some time now to put a few recipes up on the blog – it’s not all porridge and Clif bars – and sometimes a “what’s on hand” experiment is worth repeating. So – here’s a Free Range Rodeo Recipe – feel free to adapt as necessary!
Fry up 6-8 slices of bacon in your skillet with a small onion (diced) and a hot dried pepper (crumbled) – chop up the bacon into sections before or after frying. Leave everything in the pan.
In a bowl or sauce pot mix up a box of muffin mix as per directions (we use Jiffy, the 6-8 muffin size – which calls for 1/3 cup of milk and an egg) – add a small can of corn (drained) and a handful of craisins.
Pour the corn muffin mix into the hot skillet – all of it – like you’re going to make a giant pancake. As it starts to crisp up (when you’d normally be trying to figure out how to flip this thing without losing a bunch of it) start to slowly “scramble” it – gently turning over parts and folding them into other parts – some of it will be crispy and some of it will be soft – that’s the beauty of it.
It’s done when it’s mostly “dry” – but you’ll be able to push it together and it’ll stick to itself. It’s a different sort of texture than most USA food – but I like it! This serves as a main meal for two cowgirls. I discovered today, making it for the first time solo, that the leftovers (saved in a ziplock bag) are quite tasty at room temperature later.