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These BLT Corn Fritter Stacks are the best switch up to the classic BLT…and even more perfect for summer. Homemade corn fritters made with gouda cheese are layered with chipotle aioli, crisp lettuce, juicy heirloom tomatoes, and sweet and crispy maple bourbon glazed bacon. It’s the ultimate summer BLT that’s fun to make and totally delicious.

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I am not usually the biggest BLT person, which I know sounds odd. I tend to find most BLT’s slightly lacking flavor. For me, a good BLT has to have great bread, a great sauce, and then tomatoes that are really ripe, so delicious, and basically perfect.

Of course, tomatoes are a key ingredient in a BLT. But because tomatoes can be a little hit or miss depending on the time of year, it can cause the BLT to lack in flavor. Because of this, I usually only make BLTs in the summer so I can be sure to only use really great tomatoes.

That leads me to this fun BLT. Yes, it’s early in the tomato season, but I found some really nice heirloom tomatoes. I created this fun stack that not only has good tomatoes, but a great sauce, and an even more delicious “bread”.

The original idea for these actually came to me a long, long time ago. But this year I  updated the concept a bit and I think it’s even better now.

I love a summertime corn fritter. And, of course, corn and bacon go so well together. So creating a BLT out of the two seemed like a pretty fun and delicious idea.

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Here are the details

I like to start with the bacon, which is basically candied bacon (warning, super addictive). I take some bourbon, maple, and cayenne and mix them together to create a sauce. I then drizzle the sauce over the bacon and bake until crisp and caramelized.

It turns out a little sweet and spicy with the perfect bourbon glaze.

Again just so delicious.

While the bacon is cooking, I like to make the fritters. These are really simple and very close to a corn pancake, just much crispier.

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You need lots of corn, melty gouda cheese, chives, flour, and milk. Simply mix and then pan fry until crispy all over. They come out airy in the center and perfectly crisp on the edges.

The very last thing is a quick chipotle aioli. I make it using my go-to avocado oil mayo, chipotle chilies, and lemon. It’s a nice creamy spread that helps hold everything together. All while creating an even more flavorful BLT.

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And now, we assemble

I take the fritters and layer them with the aioli, then add lettuce, tomato, and bacon. Finish with another fritter, then serve with the extra aioli on the side. Oh, and a little sea salt on top too. Delicious.

It’s definitely a fancy BLT. But one that’s so flavorful and great for these summertime months when corn and tomatoes are so plentiful.

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Looking for other summer tomato bacon recipes? Here are some favorites:

Everything Cheddar Tomato Bacon Grilled Cheese

Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Avocado Orzo Salad with Honey Mustard Bacon Dressing

Opened Faced Tomato and Goat Cheese Sandwich with Hot Bacon Vinaigrette

Lastly, if you make these BLT Corn Fritter Stacks, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

BLT Corn Fritter Stacks

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 510 kcal

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Ingredients

Fritters

Chipotle Aioli

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 400℉. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment.
    2. Arrange the bacon on the baking sheet. Mix the bourbon, maple syrup, and a good pinch of cayenne together. Drizzle the maple mix over the slices. Bake for 15 minutes. Use tongs to flip the bacon and bake until crispy, 5-8 minutes more. 
    3. Meanwhile, make the fritters. Combine the corn, flour, baking powder, chives, and a pinch each of salt and pepper in a bowl. Stir in the milk and cheese. The batter should be the consistency of a thick pancake batter.
    4. Heat a few tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add about 1/4 cup of batter to the skillet and then quickly smooth the batter out to a circle. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, flip and cook another 2 minutes, or until brown and crisped all over. Remove and repeat with the remaining batter.
    5. To make the aioli, combine all ingredients in a bowl. Season with salt.
    6. To assemble, spread one side of half the fritters with aioli. Layer the lettuce, tomato, and bacon on top, then top the with remaining fritters. Serve with the aioli on the side.

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  1. 5 stars
    My son can’t stop eating the fritters. He wanted me to tell you the sauce is the bomb! Two thumbs up.
    Thanks for all your great recipes. You’re website is my go to all the time.

    1. Hey Danielle,
      Yes, totally fine to use frozen corn, just thaw it first:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    Just made this tonight. Great flavor combinations. The fritter was great, didn’t have chives so used scallions and it worked well. Have to admit I didn’t taste all the extras on the bacon with all the other flavor profiles, but was still delightful. Thanks for a great recipe and a fun new spin on something old!

    1. Hey Courtney,
      Awesome! I am delighted to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it. Have the best week! xTieghan

  3. 4 stars
    These were so good. Subbed fake-on (vegan bacon) for the meat and it worked out so well with the glaze. Also added jalapenos to the corn fritters.

    Not sure what happened, but I had to add a bit of honey to the aioli to even out the flavor.

    This is definitely a keeper.

    Cheers.

    1. Hey Harley,
      I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for trying it out! Have a great Tuesday! xxTieghan

    1. Hey Meg,
      Wonderful! Thanks a bunch for giving this recipe a go, I am so glad it was enjoyed. Have the best weekend:) xTieghan

  4. Tieghan – this looks SO good, and making it tonight. I’m using fresh corn (not canned or frozen) – do I need to cook the corn beforehand? or toss it in the batter right off the cob?

    1. Hey Mary Ellen,
      No need to cook the corn first, you can follow the recipe as is. I hope the recipe turns out amazing for you. Please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

    1. Hey Adrienne,
      I would recommend using Cup4cup GF four. I hope the recipe turns out amazing for you. Let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  5. Hi, how many fritters does this yield? Not sure if I should double the recipe or not for family of 6. Thank you!

    1. Hey Jenni,
      This will make 12 fritters. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  6. I love this but I can switch out the corn for courgettes? I really, really, really, really do not like corn.

    1. Hey Skyla,
      Sure, I don’t see why that wouldn’t work for you! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

    1. Hey Magan,
      Thanks so much! Sure, that would be fine to omit the cheese. I hope the recipe turns out amazing for you, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  7. This sounds so amazing! I want to invite my friends over for lunch this weekend and serve this! But, a bit of work. Can you provide some make ahead tips? would love to just assemble (perhaps warm up the fritters and bacon) while guests are there.

    1. Hey Andrea,
      You could make the bacon ahead of time and prepare all of your veggies and sauce, but I would highly recommend making the fritters fresh for this recipe. Please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan