Galley Talk

Use of Leftover Bacon & Pancake Batter

Onboard space is prime real estate and dual functionality is important. While I have made homemade buttermilk pancakes in the past from scratch, I don’t find a quick use for the fresh buttermilk. For many years, we have used Bisquick Shaker Bottles and Pearl Milling (formerly Aunt Jemima).

Over the winter of 2023, I came across Cultured Buttermilk Blend and followed the buttermilk pancake recipe on the container. Much to our surprise, it was lighter than other powder mixtures we tried. For just the two of us onboard, there’s always leftover pancake batter. Any leftover bacon we tend to crunch into little pieces and make a bacon and cheese egg omelet.

For something new, rather then create a circular pancake, make a long strip. Insert your cooked bacon strip and drizzle with additional pancake batter ontop. Flip as you normally would. Great for kids and serves a hot breakfast finger food while underway.

To further test the taste, I replaced fresh eggs with Egg Replacer. Again, the taste or fluffiness of the buttermilk pancakes was compromised.

Tips

  • Cultured Buttermilk Blend shelf life is between 3 – 5 years.
  • Cultured Buttermilk Blend unopened is stored at room temperature, once opened it must be refrigerated.
  • Dietz & Watson is our preferred bacon brand.
  • Egg Replacer can be used in baking breads, brownies, cakes, cookies and muffins.
  • Egg Replacer lasts for 24 months.
  • Egg Replacer unopened is stored at room temperature, once opened it must be refrigerated.
  • Fresh buttermilk only lasts for 14 days.
  • Fresh eggs last between 3 – 5 weeks.
  • Make a large batch of pancakes and freeze them for when you’re underway for a quick reheat.
  • Make sure your skillet pan is really hot.

Disclaimer: This was made at our residential home, otherwise referred to by Jacques as my “lab kitchen” over the winter months.

Hi, I’m Janet

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