Virtual Tailgate: Mancakes!

Aug 27, 2012

I thought long and hard about a recipe to share for Kaitlyn's Virtual Tailgate link-up, but every single thing I thought of paled in comparison to one of my favorite recipes of all time:

Mancakes

Even though I've blogged about it before (don't judge me for recycling old posts) what sounds more perfect for a bunch of football loving Americans than pancakes made with beer and caramelized bacon?

We had a few bottles of Dogfish Head Festina Peche beer sitting around, so we figured it would be the perfect substitution for plain 'ol boring beer!

Feel free to use any type of beer you wish, and if you find a good beer that works great with the recipe, let me know, I'd love to try something new!
I once came across a maple beer, which has a lot of potential!

The first (and truthfully, the only step that matters) is the bacon.
The recipe calls for 8 strips, but who's really counting. 
We did a fewwww extra.
You know, some extra to taste test, in case any come out a little funny looking. 

Heat the oven to 350, lay the strips out on a foil covered cookie sheet, bake for 10 minutes, flip the bacon, sprinkle with brown sugar, bake for 10 more minutes, flip, sprinkle, bake 10 more mins.

. . . and voila.
Magical sugary heavenly crunchy bacon.
There's truly nothing better than that.
In the universe.

The funny looking ones tasted FANTASTIC.
We were kinda tempted to just skip the whole pancake thing and just eat the bacon.
It was that good.
I recently learned brown sugar coated bacon is called pig candy.
Appropriately so.

Anyways, back to the cakes!
To make the batter you blend 2 eggs, 2 cups pancake mix, and 1 cup of beer.
Break the bacon up into small pieces and
then stir whatever you didn't eat during preparation into the batter.

 Then just cook them like normal 'ol pancakes.

. . . and then stack them up so they look super awesome and professional and pretty for their picture.

Then feed them to your starving man (with Steen's syrup of course!)

. . . and then your man becomes a realllllly happy man, requiring lots and lots of insulin!

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3 comments:

Alex Butts said...

omg love this idea! if there was a beer based syrup or something… mmmmm

Laicie said...

Ooh these look delicious!! Basically anything that involves bacon and beer wins in my book.

Leslie Gilmore said...

Looks good! I agree with Laicie...beer and bacon together is a win everytime!

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