Friday, November 19, 2010

Stunt Week Day 6: Shopsin's Mac n' Cheese Pancakes

I watched a documentary called "I Like Killing Flies" (I know, not very vegan, huh?)about a month ago, and fell in love with this little store/restaurant in New York City, even though I have never been there. The owner, Kenny Shopsin (above) would probably kick me out if I told him I was vegan and he had to change a dish for me. But with a menu of over 900 items, I know there's at least one thing I could order. Trust me, it's on my list for my next trip out east.

Shopsin's is very well known for a lot of things (Kenny's rules, for one; no parties over four people!), but certainly most mentioned are the mac n' cheese pancakes. I would have never attempted this without Daiya. I have to say, it turned out pretty good.

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To make, use your favorite pancake batter recipe. Pour batter onto the griddle. When it's almost time to flip, throw some elbow macaroni (still hot) on the wet side, with a sprinkle or two of Daiya cheddar. Flip. Cook a couple more minutes, and slide onto a plate. I was a little squicked about putting maple syrup on these, but it absolutely made the whole experience complete. Incredibly easy, fun to make, and tasty. This would be a good one for the kids.


celyn said...

I got really excited when I saw this post because I have been to Shopsin--the original location and pregan--multiple times! There are toys at all the tables! When I first went, Kenny was taking a nap in one of the front booths and his wife and daughter were squabbling and taking orders. They had to wake him up to cook our orders. said...

Mac n a pancake...amazing!

Jen Treehugger said...

That totally made me dribble!

Gauri Radha गौरी राधा said...

I love vegan macaroni and cheese, never imagined a pancake version, sounds great!!