So this is the culmination of a couple different ideas I have come by the past couple of months. We first saw the Batter Blaster pancake batter on a website in January and found out that our local Costco carried it. So we picked some up. The batter basically dispenses out of a whipped cream can. It is fairly decent as far as pre-made pancake batter goes, nothing fancy, just the basics, but saves time when you have a pack of (3) hungry kids and a mommy and daddy to feed in a hurry.
Then last month I saw an episode of Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" show where Guy Fieri interviewed this Diner owner who made his "Birdie in a Basket" (and egg fried in the center of a piece of bread) in pancake batter instead! It looked awesome!
Here is my attempt to recreate that!Birdie a la Batter Blaster!
Step 1: Heat skillet and set to medium.
Step 2: Make a ring in the skillet with the batter.
Step 3: Butter flavored cooking spray in center of the batter ring.
Step 4: Gently crack egg into center of batter ring. If you leave the yolk intact you end up with it over medium. Or you can break the yolk for a fried egg, but where's the fun in that?
Step 5: Salt and pepper the egg if you like, but try not to get any in the batter.
Wait till the bottom side of the pancake is done, as usual, look for the bubbles.
Use the biggest spatula you have and flip it!
Step 6: Continue cooking till the other side is all done. Transfer to a plate.
Step 7: This is crucial here. Bust the yolk and spread the LOVE!
Well, I hope you get a chance to enjoy your own. My only regret was that I didn't have any bacon to go with it. But I will next time...