Is it a pancake? Is it a sausage link? It’s both – married and living happily ever after in your tummy! Well maybe your tummy, if you’re lucky enough to get some!
So this weekend, I decided that I was going to change breakfast up a bit. Honestly it gets quite boring, cereal, oatmeal, waffles, pancakes, sausage gravy, etc. The boys woke up late, Chris woke up late, and I didn’t feel like making a four course breakfast. I wanted something fast, eat-with-your-hands, finger-licking good!
I’m calling these Pigs In A Pancake – Maria Style because to call them any other thing, just wouldn’t be the same. Now, you can do them two ways – you can be lazy like me and just use ready to use pancake batter or make your own batter. You can also substitute the pancake batter for cornbread batter and make breakfast corn dogs. Now I’ve gone into another realm of breakfast.
Seriously folks, do ya’ll realize how many ways breakfast can be served?! Ok but we can discuss this another day. Right now I’m going to show you how to make these little piggies in under 3o minutes and have your whole family fed – or asking for more!
- First and foremost have your cup of coffee, then realize that you in fact DO NOT have any breakfast sausage in the house.
- You immediately send your husband, spouse, partner to the store.
- You should then proceed to look high and low for the deep fryer that you can not find, because HE put the dishes away all wrong.
- You unfortunately have to wait for him to come home, so that he can find it – even though he doesn’t remember where in the world he put it.
- Once he arrives with the BOB EVANS MAPLE BREAKFAST SAUSAGE, you immediately get to work!
Pigs In A Pancake Ingredients
- Pancake batter, on the thicker side. (Will give recipe later)
- 2 packages of Bob Evans Maple Breakfast Sausage
- Frying Oil
- Wooden Skewers
- A deep fryer (make sure you know where it is)
- You want to cook your sausage. I boiled mine because it was a lot quicker than frying them, and you don’t lose all of the yummy flavors. Drain the sausages.
- Once you have your batter ready, make sure it’s nice and thick but still a little runny. Prepare your skewers.
- Once everything is ready and set, turn the stove on and let the oil heat to 350°F. You want that oil nice and hot. **Note: To check if the oil is hot enough, drop a little batter in the oil – if bubbles form around it and it begins to brown almost immediately, you’re ready to go.***
- Place the skewer through one end of the sausage link and make sure it goes straight through, so that it’s nice and stiff. (Please, just stop laughing right now!)
- Dunk the skewered sausage into the batter and immediately place it in the fryer. I was doing between 3 and 4 at a time.
- Fry for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from fryer and place the Pigs in a Pancake on paper towels to dry off some of the oil.
- Remove the skewers while the Pigs in a pancake are still warm (it makes it so the pancake batter doesn’t crack)
Drizzle some maple or any syrup of your choice, add some fruit, a glass of milk – or chocolate milk – and voilà a well balanced breakfast!
- For the Pigs in a pancake
- 1-2 packages of Bob Evans maple breakfast sausage
- Pancake Batter (recipe to follow)
- Frying oil
- Wooden Skewers
- Syrup of your choice
- For the Pancakes
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1-2 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons water
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla
- Or you can use a ready to mix pancake mix of your choice.
- For the Pancakes
- Mix all ingredients together and combine until a nice thick batter is formed, but still runny. Add the milk a little at a time until it reaches the consistency you want.
- For the Pigs In A Blanket
- Cook the sausage - you can do this by boiling them, baking them, or in a skillet
- Place the skewer through one end of the sausage and push it through until you can feel the pointy tip come through the other end.
- Do this until all of the sausages are skewered
- Dunk them in the batter, and turn a couple of times until the sausage is completely covered in the batter.
- Place 3-4 skewers at a time in the fryer and fry for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from oil and allow to cool for a couple of minutes and remove the skewer from the pig in a pancake.
- Serve them with your choice of syrup and fruit