Thursday, February 3, 2011

Man-cakes

We were watching Man vs. Food the other day. The third season is on Netflix, if anyone wants to watch it. Adam was in Boulder, Colorado, when he went to this restaurant that served pancakes with bacon and sausage inside and egg on top. My kids all said they wanted to try it. So the following Saturday we made gigantic pancakes (1/2 c. batter instead of the usual 1/4 c.) We cooked up some bacon and sausage, cut them into bite sized pieces and sprinkled them into the cooking pancakes. We made them to order, of course, sausage in one, bacon in another, some wanted both. Then I made some eggs. Aaron and I had over easy, like the restaurant; my brother and kids had scrambled. Then we stacked them all up and poured syrup on top. I was surprised at how good they were. All the kids liked them. My brother declared it the best breakfast ever. The salty from the meat and the eggs was the perfect foil to the sweet syrup. The pancake stack was called something else at the restaurant, saddlebags I think, but I'm calling them man-cakes. Hooray for breakfast!

4 comments:

Boo said...

That sounds like what Dominic does with his breakfast. Although I don't bake the meat into the pancakes, he does eat them all together. That's a good idea for the kids to get into it, too. They might even eat more eggs that way.

Pink Panda said...

We saw that show too! We'll have to try it!

Jen said...

we like to have pancakes with fried eggs on the side. I feel a little better including some good nutritious protein with the pancakes. I wonder how the sausage INSIDE the pancake would go over.

hilary said...

although it sounds odd, i bet my kids would love it. they like syrup on eggs and bacon and sausage, so why not throw it all in a pancake?