Monday, July 13, 2009

Sausage Pancake Tacos

Ever seen those Jimmy Dean frozen sausage & pancakes on a stick? Well, even in my meat-eating days, I don't recall ever trying one. But for some weird reason, I got a craving for sausages rolled up in pancakes. Using a couple of Vegan Brunch recipes — Cherry Sage Sausages and Perfect Pancakes — I attempted to create a vegan version of the classic sausage pancake roll-up ... but they look more like Sausage Pancake Tacos:

See? Tacos. I can't even begin to describe how awesome of an idea this was. Isa's Cherry Sage Sausages, made with the classic Julie Hasson steamed gluten sausage method, are amazingly good! And the simple Perfect Pancakes recipe complements these little dudes so well. I made both mini-sized sausages and smaller pancakes to create an easy-to-hold roll-up. I dipped my tacos in heated maple syrup. Mmmm-mmmm.

By the way, I'm entering these in Chocolate-Covered Katie's Pancake Challenge, a vegan food blogger contest challeging folks to create delicious pancakes recipes. At first, the contest was actually for dessert pancakes, but Katie later said savory flapjacks were okay too. There's still a week to get involved, so join up if you haven't already!

Since I made enough sausages and cakes to last all week, I get to eat this meal again and again. Damn, now I can't wait until breakfast....

28 comments:

nora said...

Whoa! I hope you win, girl!!
It reminds me of the vegan sausage/waffle cart in portland (that i've never been to, but fantasize about)...I think they serve them with maple syrup too! Love the little toothpicks holding them together.

Tara said...

Wow, that looks so strange and yet so good at the same time. I love the cherry sage sausages and I love pancakes, so this is something I have to try!

andrea said...

"pigs" in a blanket !

tahinitoo said...

Wow, you even snazzed up your tacos with festive toothpicks!!! I am certain that this brekkie would make my tummy happy for many hours! Great creativity Bianca!

The Voracious Vegan said...

Those are so cute! I bet they are quite tasty too.

Mary said...

That sounds heavenly. I love pancakes, and I've been craving sausages, so I might have to make breakfast tacos as well...

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chocolatecoveredkatie said...

They look even more gorgeous than I imagined they would! I'm so glad you found the time to make these! If I get the chance, I'm so going to make them for my dad this weekend... I wonder if he'd be adventurous enough to eat vegan sausage. I bet if they looked that good, he would!! (Of course, I'll save some pancakes for me, too!)

You're just too awesome for words!

caribbeanvegan said...

This is so good. This is what i use to do with pancakes when I was an omni. Because I love savory breakfast. Ha ha I have some stiff competition now.Have not seen these toothpicks in forever they really suit this dish.
Jokes aside it was honestly a great way to think up of pancakes from the norm.

shelby said...

Must. Have. Now.

Do you think you could ship those over here? ;)

T said...

Hahaha, classic. Now you need to make the McDonalds version where the sausage is flat and there's a slice of cheese on top...

i would gobble these up in a heartbeat!

Jen said...

damn girl, great job! now all you have to do is get it on a stick.

Kiersten said...

Cute! And probably a hell of a lot better than those frozen ones.

brandi said...

i have an intense love for sausage and pancake on a stick. we had them at my school when i was little, and they. are. so. good.

alas, i haven't had any since giving up meat, but this looks so awesome i may have to try it.

sausage pancake taco!? genius!

Jem09 said...

Oh my Gosh that looks SO yummy! I will have to try those two recipes combind for sure. I hope you win! good luck!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

So cute! And that pasta from your last post is gorgeous.

Laura said...

zomg i used to eat those pancake on a stick things all the time in my high school pregan days!! this sounds like a fantastic idea!

Jen said...

hey crunky lady:

yes nacho cheese by teese would work for the diablo dog. i can't wait to hear about your results!

xo jewy

Cyn said...

Maybe I'm just pervert, but something about those seems kinda dirty to me. (You know, because it's a SAUSAGE in a pancake TACO and also I am five.) I bet they are delicious, though! Yum.

pbprerog said...

hey! i just found your blog and see that you live in memphis too! your food looks awesome and i look forward to reading more!

Theresa said...

Uh, yum? Those look really great, in that weird-but-totally-awesome-food-combination sort of way.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

These are insane! & awesome!

Mike K said...

I've seen those Jimmy Dean pancake/sausage wraps, and thought it would be a good challenge for veganification - seemed a little intimidating, so good work! Can't wait to try these.

jessy said...

oh damn, Bianca - those look amazingly awesome! sausages rolled up in pancakes sounds like the most glorious combination! i think i'd be eating breakfast all day long! mmmmmmmmm!

vegan.in.brighton said...

5've never seen or even heard of a Jimmy Dean frozen sausage & pancakes on a stick thing but this veganised version looks pretty rad!

Not sure about sausage and maple syrup though...it's one American thing I just can't get my head around!

Peanut Butter Swirl said...

this is such a creative way to use pancakes!! i love it :)

Caroline said...

Oooh, another excuse to eat food wrapped in more food. Perfect :D

Minor thread said...

Heavenly!