Monday, February 21, 2011

It's Better Than A McGriddle

   I would like to preface this post with the disclaimer that I have never had a McGriddle.  Also, I am starting this as I come down from my Sunday night drunk courtesy Krista and Haley.  (Happy House Warming!)  I do not intend to edit what I write in this limbo of alcohol.

   I learned several things last night/this morning.  Firstly, I do not think I will ever learn the rules to Egyptian Slap Screw.... Rat Screw?  (That is not a political statement.)  Also, only a of couple drinks is enough to completely dissolve comprehensional differences between Marvel and Capcom.  Batman is my only real true love in the comic world so it's not like anything else is of much consequence anyway... unless "Rage" was a real comic (Queer as Folk, anyone?)  Most importantly, if your hot friend has a blog topic idea..... GO WITH IT!!!!

   And now we arrive at the food.  Crazy story of how we get here, but it is a good one if you have an afternoon to spend chatting at a coffee shop about ridiculous, vapid shit.  My friend Andrew supplied a blog title..... Sarina and I ran with it! Ninety minutes later we had planned, shopped, and cooked our very own version of the McGriddle!  (To the shock of the entire party, I suppose.  But, hey... that is what I do.)  I really had NO idea how this was going to turn out.  But I think it went over pretty well, based on the scarfing.  (End drunken transcript.)

   Good job... I feel that drunk me may be more eloquent than regular me.  Oh well, whatevs.  This little thing was tasty though.  It was interesting cooking with a range I had never used before, I burned one pancake because 7 on this stove is not the same as 7 on my stove.  That's alright.  It was a very sparse kitchen to say the least... no decent knife, no cutting board.  I attempted to cut prosciutto with a dull pizza wheel.  Craziness all night long.  This recipe sounds really weird.  But a McGriddle is really weird.  This was actually delicious and I will make it again.
Photo by DrunkHeather, haha!  Still... better than some people can pull out.

Better Than McGriddle
2 C Bisquick Mix (Heart Smart preferred)
1 1/4 C buttermilk
1 egg
zest of one lemon
8 large eggs
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/3 C shredded muenster cheese
4 (or more) slices of prosciutto
1/4 C honey
1/4 tsp chili powder
pinch of crushed red pepper flake
butter or oil (amount will vary)

   Lay prosciutto out on a baking sheet and place in a 375 deg F oven for 10-15 min until crisp.
   Combine honey, chili powder, and red pepper flakes.
   Combine ingredients for pancakes.  Cook over medium heat in oil or butter until little bubbles form on the surface.  Flip and cook on the other side until golden brown.  This may be done as large pancakes cut into wedges or as individuals.  If you do large pancakes, the batter will make three ~10 inch pancakes; you can get 6 decent wedges from each.
   Beat eggs and Italian seasoning together.  Cook in butter or oil over medium heat.  You want a soft scramble, do not brown your eggs!  (If they are brown throw them away and start over.)  Just before the eggs are done, mix in cheese.
   Place eggs on pancake.  Break off a piece of crispy prosciutto to top the eggs with.  Drizzle honey over it.  (Heather stole basil off of another bite of food just for the picture.  We did not intend for it to be there.)
   18 hors d'oeurves servings.
Sometimes Thorny is a creeper. <3


  1. Best idea we have ever had while intoxicated. Ingredients for this should be kept handy whenever we had a party because this is wayyyy better than a late night drunk trip to ihop. :)

  2. Sometimes I am a creeper, you're right about that. These were absolutely delicious, thank you for making the magic happen. It's what you do best. :)

  3. This does sound sort of bizarre but I totally believe you that it tastes really good - sometimes the strange recipes make the best meals!

    xoxo ~ Courtney


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