I was watching Season 3 Episode 2 of Man v Food and my jaw dropped when I saw him devour the ‘Saddlebags’ at the Buff Restaurant in Colorado. The ‘Saddelbags, as described on the menu, is:
‘PANCAKES FILLED WITH YOUR CHOICE OF DICED BACON, SLICED SAUSAGE, OR DICED HAM, TOPPED WITH TWO EGGS’.
Now, it might sound a bit odd, but before you judge you must look it up on YouTube and then you will see how unbelievably delicious this breakfast looks. I will admit, I didn’t like the idea of sausage or ham, so I just used bacon because it’s similar to how I would eat French Toast.
So, within hours of watching the episode, I wrote my shopping list, got all of my ingredients from the supermarket, and went to bed that night excited to cook my breakfast the next day!
I found a simple recipe for buttermilk pancakes at Best Recipes which was fabulous. I followed every step exactly except I only used 1 tablespoon of sugar because I was going to be drenching the pancakes in maple syrup anyway…
I found the recipe for oven-baking my bacon at About.com and that was also very simple and delicious. The bacon turned out super crispy; much better than fried bacon I think!
And, I used this YouTube video to learn how to baste an egg: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrXPLky2NyM
It was so easy, and so good! I’ve definitely been converted and wont be going back to fried eggs!
So basically, what I did was:
- Got my bacon in the oven
- Made my pancake mixture
- Cut my bacon into little pieces, and saved one longer strip for plating up
- Got my eggs, butter, water and pan ready to baste my egg
- Began cooking the egg
- Made my pancakes by pouring some of the mixture into a hot buttered pan and pressing bits of bacon onto the top side. Then flipping it over, letting it finish cooking
- Served the bacon pancake with a basted egg, a strip of bacon and a good drizzle of maple syrup!