Pigs in a Pancake

pigs in a pancakeWhether for breakfast, brunch, or breakfast for dinner, these pigs in a pancake are a delicious meal any time of the day. They're a lot like they sound -- savory sausage wrapped up in a fluffy, yet crunchy pancake. Think the best corn dog you've ever had, but way better, and you're getting close.

This recipe from Todd English's new cookbook, "Cooking in Everyday English," is easy as it uses pancake-and-waffle mix and pre-cooked sausage. You just put them together, do a little frying, and serve with a yummy syrup and yogurt dipping sauce. They are guaranteed to disappear.


Just-add-water pancake-and-waffle mix, 1 cup
Milk, 2/3 cup
Large egg, 1
Vegetable Oil, 1 Tbsp.
Precooked breakfast sausage links, 8
Wooden skewers, 8
Vegetable oil
Low-fat plan yogurt, 1 cup
Pure maple syrup, 2 Tbsp.
Applesauce (optional)

Whisk together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl just until blended (Batter will be thick.)

Thread 1 sausage lengthwise onto each skewer, leaving 4-5 inches of skewer on one side as a handle.

Pour oil to a depth of 3 inches into a Dutch oven; heat over medium heat to 365. Dip skewers in pancake batter, shaking off excess. Fry skewers in batches, 2 minutes or until golden brown, turning often. (Use metal tongs to keep skewers submerged while frying.) Drain on a wire rack over paper towels.

Stir together yogurt and syrup in a blow. Serve skewers with yogurt mixture, and if desired, applesauce.


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