Updated: Aug 16, 2021
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “so good you’ll slap your mama?” Well this is the sin of all sins that tastes so good, that you just may at least think about it. Hmm, how did I arrive here? One night at about 10 o’clock, my wife was hungry (as she usually is) and said these exact words, “I want something hearty, juicy, crunchy and sweet.” I literally went in the kitchen and pulled what I felt at the time were the right ingredients for this burger. The creative opportunity came from the fact that we had run out of hamburger buns. So in the pantry, Aunt Jemima looked at me and said you know what you need to do; and my reply was, “Let’s do it!” I presented my wife, with a juicy Angus hamburger, together with thick apple wood smoked bacon hugged gently by two buttermilk pancakes and smothered with syrup! Let’s just say the rest is history!.
Here's what you will need
BACON - 5 strips BURGER - 1 tsp vegetable oil 2 quarter lb hamburger patties Salt (season to taste)
Pepper (season to taste) PANCAKES - 1 cup pancake mix 1/3 cup water 1/3 cup milk 4 Tbsp bacon grease 1 cup warm maple syrup
Here’s how to do it:
STEP 1 - Fry bacon as you normally would (pan or oven) and set to side. Save bacon grease!
STEP 2 - In a large skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil. Season hamburger patties (thawed at room temperature) with salt and pepper. Place in skillet and cook until desired temperature. Remove from heat.
STEP 3 - In a mixing bowl, combine pancake mix, water, milk and a teaspoon of bacon grease, and mix together until smooth.
STEP 4 - In a medium skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of bacon grease and add enough pancake mix to make a 3 to 4 inch round pancake (this depends on the diameter of your burg- er, you want the pancakes to fall slightly over the burger similar to buns). Repeat until you’ve completed pancakes making sure to add bacon grease to the pan each time.
STEP 5 - To build the sandwich, place one pancake on a plate, then add a hamburger, a couple pieces of bacon, and pour maple syrup over the bacon. Top off with another pancake followed by warm maple syrup over the top. It’s best to eat this with a knife and fork!