Sunday, July 25, 2010

Breakfast #32: Bacon Pancakes

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Have you let bacon pancakes into your life yet? They are great friends I promise. They are easy to throw together (especially if you get your pancake batter sorted the night before) and can make even the most bleary-eyed mornings seem promising. They can even make a Monday morning seem like a Friday morning – and that’s saying a lot especially if you, like me, is a person for whom Mondays loom ominous at every Sunday’s end!

I know I am certainly not alone in my dread of Mondays. It’s a day many are not particularly fond of. For me in particular, Mondays are when most all of my work reports are due. Pair that with the mountain of mails that always seem to sneakily pile up during the weekend, and you’ve set yourself up for a hectic chase every beginning of the week. This aside from the fact that Mondays, in and of themselves, are already frenetic and moody-bluesy and goodbye-lovely-weekend-feeling.

I have tried working later Fridays, as well as throughout the weekend, but nothing can quite prepare oneself for the advent of a mad and merciless Monday.

Except maybe for these.

Delicious, gut-sticking, unrepentantly indulgent, slightly tacky. Bacon Pancakes…I submit myself to you.

I stumbled onto these dubious beauties here – resplendent in their defiant retro-ness. I had to have them. Not just for Mondays either – they likewise work a treat when you are down with one of those untraceable, painful-throat, scratchy-cough, runny nosed, mystery illnesses. And no, I don’t listen to those types that claim that sweet and sticky things will only make your throat worse. Depressing food will make you worse I say!

I'm not ashamed to adsmit I've used boxed pancake mix here (I’m all for making things from scratch but Mondays, and illness, bring out the deviant in me), but if you have an easy, Monday-morning-friendly pancake recipe then by all means use that! Just fry some bacon in a hot skillet, leaving space in between each strip for the pancake batter. Then pour your batter of choice directly on the sizzling bacon when it is cooked but not too crisp. Once the underside is done, and lots of little bubbles appear on the surface, flip your bacon pancake and cook it the rest of the way through. I wish mine had turned out as perfectly shaped as those in this photo but it appears I am sadly lacking in 1950’s pizzazz. Or maybe I’m just messy.

Anyway…

The next time you are battling a miserable Monday, or an even more miserable flu-like bug, throw together some pancake batter, set the bacon on the griddle, and prepare for redemption.

***Another lovely thing to cheer me up when I’m ill…this little blog was mentioned in the online version of the Sunday Inquirer Magazine! Thanks to Travels with a Gourmet for the mention! :)

38 comments:

Alex said...

The pictures look really good...especially the crispy bacon

toni said...

OMB! Oh my bacon! I have to to try this. My sister just made Deep Fried Oreos yesterday. Same thing, cookies in pancake batter. Now I want to try bacon in pancake batter thanks to you! Definitely a must-try!

♥peachkins♥ said...

I will have to try bacon pancakes...

Mom-Friday said...

Ohhlala! Just like my fave Bacon Waffles from Pancake house...good thing I have bacon, will try this later thanks!!! :D

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What devilishly scrumptious pancakes!

Cheers,

Rosa

Paula said...

oh, I like these pancakes so much!

have a nice day!
Paula

pancake recipes said...

Wow, that looks really good! I'm quite positive that hubby's going to love it. I'm not so sure about the kids because they prefer fruit bits in theirs more than anything. I think I'll make some of these to see how the little ones take it. As for hubby and I, well, it's a sure thing already, yum!

TS of eatingclub vancouver said...

"Depressing food will make you worse I say!"

Haha, well said.

Midge said...

Kudos on being featured in Sunday Inquirer's online edition!

Much as I'd love to make these for a special breakfast, visiting kinfolk are insisting on longganiza and tocino breakfasts. (There's a bacon glut in San Francisco, I suppose.) But I think I'll try my hand at these because, honestly: who in their right mind would turn a nose up at bacon pancakes?!

Ling said...

oh glory glory!! :D The hubby is eternally grateful, Joey!

ChichaJo said...

Hi Alex! Thank you :)

Hi Toni! Wow! That sounds over the top! Hope you like these :)

Hi Peachkins! Hope you like them!

Hi Mom-Friday! These are super easy to make (love those at Pancake House too!) :)

They are Rose! ;)

Hi Paula! Thank you…glad to hear it! :)

Hi TS! I believe it! ;)

Hi Midge! Thanks! My hubby would always much rather go for a longganisa breakfast over this so I just have to make them for myself!

Hi Ling! Haha! Glad to be of service ;)

Lynne @ CookandBeMerry said...

I always wished there was a remedy for Mondays, and here it is! Bacon will do that for you. Thanks.

Jen Tan said...

hello joey!!!! yummy---bacon pancakes are grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat! we like it as a lazy sunday morning treat---my baby sis loves that =)

hugs for the little one!

Jen Tan said...

funny thing...i just turned to another foodie page and got the same thing---bacon pancakes! hahaha----maybe I gotta get some now! ;P
http://vanillakitchen.blogspot.com/

Stella (Sweet Temptations) said...

Wow, what a brilliant idea! Sure would be great for brunch!

nayna said...

wow! i also posted that exact retro photo some time ago :)) did the bacon stay crisp?
it looks good..especially with the syrup -drizzled -over- it part.
i like to "accidentally" (ha!) pour syrup on my bacon[ or big breakfast sausage at mcdo]...hehehe

kaoko said...

I've a fairly good idea of what I'm having for breakfast on Saturday.

Pille said...

LOVELY! I love how you've incorporated the bacon into the pancakes - I've only ever seen pancakes being served with crispy bacon (separately, that is).

Tv Food and Drink said...

Great great pics - do I have to wait until tomorrow morning to make these:) - Gary

A Plum By Any Other Name said...

I never thought I'd describe a pancake as beautiful, let alone a bacon-adorn variety, but they look stunning. Good show!

Trissa said...

Hi Jo - my family will usually enjoy bacon pancakes every Saturday morning - it's a great way to start the weekend.

Pam @ best cookware reviews said...

I thought I had commented here, oh well. I never had a bacon pancakes being a vegetarian, so I am going to try that with vegan bacon and see how it tastes!

Tea and Taro said...

What an orginial recipe. I'm surprised all the brunch places haven't thought of this yet. If I saw this on the menu, I'd probably order it :) or get my carnivorous guy friend to so I can try it haha.

Junglefrog said...

That looks so good! But then what is not to like about bacon pancakes!!

Anonymous said...

OMG Jo! thank you for this! it will make my mondays tolerable! *sigh*...and for little k too, in the far future when he starts going to school and mondays becomes THE dreaded day!---CJ

ChichaJo said...

Hi Lynne! Bacon is a remedy for a lot of things, Mondays included :)

Hi Jen! It’s good any day of the week! Yes, I think it’s definitely a sign that bacon pancakes are in your near future!

Hi Stella! I agree...so glad I stumbled upon it!

Hi Nayna! Really? Wow, great minds think alike then ;) The bacon stayed moderately crisp, although I don’t like it too crispy if it’s cooking in the pancake. Hmmm…I am familiar with exactly that sort of “accident”! Heehee :)

Hi Kaoko! Hope you enjoyed it!

Hi Pille! Thanks! I think they are fun to eat this way and I can imagine that kids would find them fun too :) Oh boy, did I just endorse this for kids? Healthy mums don’t strike me down!

Hi Gary! You can have them any time of day :)

Hello Plum! Thank you! :)

Hi Trissa! I’m sure it is…will try to convince my husband to have pancakes for a weekend breakfast…it’s a bit difficult to convince him away from rice!

Hi Pam! I think it should work…

Hello Tea and Taro! Hmmm…I haven’t seen them in any brunch places either…I would definitely order this too!

Hi Junglefrog! I know right? ;)

Hi CJ! Yes, good idea, then Mondays will become “Bacon Pancake Day” and he’ll be jumping out of bed!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I've dreamt about a combination like this

veron said...

bacon and pancakes, I am so there!

ChichaJo said...

Heehee! Gotta love this combination! :)

Ash said...

These are the coolest things ever!!! I must try this, since this... well my two most favorite things ever!!

Sherri said...

I just started to re-introduce myself to pancakes and loving it. I will definately give this a try, sorry you were not feeling well but I am sure this dish made you feel a lot better!

Chin said...

I shall not rest until I make bacon pancakes a part of my life. You hear that, palate? We shall prowl grocery shelves until we see this!

ChichaJo said...

Hi Ash! I love them too :) Hope you like it!

Hi Sherri! This always makes me feel better :)

Hi Chin! Haha! You go!

canDIshhh said...

OMG!!

made me crave.. I'm going to make one of those!! Hahahaha....

Salivating...

ChichaJo said...

Hi CanDIshhh! Hope you enjoy it! :)

Lauren said...

Okay I have a little brother who practically lives for bacon and he is not fat by any means but will sit down to breakfast and consume as much bacon as my mother will allow. I cannot wait to surprise him with this! I have never heard of such a thing. I work with Better Recipes and see Breakfast Recipes all the time but I this is truly unique. I mean its so simple, to cook bacon into a pancakes but I know my litter brother is going to freak out!

Zita said...

Hello Joey.

The photo looks good enough to eat. I had something similar to this when we went to NY a few years back. I usually make pancakes on weekends, more time to do things. My 1st son loves pancake weekends. He has his with fruit on top with golden syrup while I have pancake with bacon on the side. Same diff no. But they are great combo! It's making me hungry now.

Sigita said...

pancakes and bacon is a match made in heaven :)