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Topic: Birdie in a pancake basket w/ tutorial - IMAGE HEAVY - *warning: runny yolk  (Read 6046 times)
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« on: March 05, 2008 10:00:32 PM »

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...

Comments/critique welcome.

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2008 10:13:00 PM »

 Cheesy I had no idea pancake batter came like that! I will have to investigate about finding it. I too love watching diners, drive ins, and dives. I love making the original (egg in a hole, as my family calls it) with just bread, but pancake batter sounds awesome! Thanks for the idea.
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2008 10:57:02 PM »

Thats so cool in a frightening way lol.....nothing here in Australia comes in a can ...

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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2008 11:25:13 PM »

Batter Blaster! Ive seen the website for that stuff, unfortunatly its not available in canada yet. is it as amazing as I hope it is?
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2008 11:28:29 PM »

Cheesy I had no idea pancake batter came like that! I will have to investigate about finding it.

That is s weird! I have never even heard of pancakes from a can like that, I too feel a need to investigate! Thanks so much for the recipe, it looks neat Cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2008 03:51:39 AM »

WOW that almost looks like buckeyes.....we made in scouts.

I will have to try that for Grandson.
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2008 06:36:25 AM »

Pancake batter in a whip cream can?Huh  How awesome is that?Huh  I have never even heard of such a thing--i will be looking for it though.  Looks delish...will try making for hubby this weekend maybe as a payment (partial of course) for him teaching a cpr class to a bunch of nurses that work with me. 
ps --absolutely love that show too!!!!  every weekend it seems like that is all i watch--the food network and cooking.
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2008 06:39:16 AM »

I am cracking up at "Batter Blaster"! But your post reminded me of when I was little, my Dad would make pancakes on Saturday mornings. We could request shapes and he would pour our pancakes in the shapes we asked for. Aw, good times.

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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2008 10:57:44 AM »

I"ve never seen the can either, but my husband would LOVE this, he won't eat pancakes without egg yolk on them and then syrup on top, do you put syrup on top of yours?


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