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Pig 'N A Poke | Supernatural

Pig 'N A Poke | Supernatural
"Rise and shine Sammy!"

So, you know what's funny? Not funny ha-ha, but funny curious? I've shared tons and tons of recipes, talked about almost as many books, movies, and tv shows, and mentioned bits and pieces of my everyday life here on the blog over the past 7+ years, and yet, I've never featured many of the most constant parts of my life.

One example—the recipe for the one pasta dish that will please every single member of my family, every single time I make it. I know it's because I usually wind up making it later in the day once all of the natural light has faded, therefore I don't wind up taking any photos. I always think "next time" to myself.

Another example—Supernatural. It's been one of my favorite tv shows for what, almost 11 years now! And yet, no posts specifically dedicated to the cast and writing that makes up the fabric of my daily life (no joke, if I'm home in the mornings...which I am most mornings...Supernatural episodes are usually on the tv as background noise). Unless you count the fact that Dean's handsome mug graces my #FridayPieDay page, that is.
Pig 'N A Poke | Supernatural
There are other similar beloved recipes, family stories, movies, books, music, and television shows that I hope to get around to sharing with you one day, but I'm going to work my way towards remedying my lack of Supernatural-inspired posts immediately. I figure, what better day to jump in with both feet than (season 11) finale week!

While I'm hard-pressed to find an episode that I don't like, I do have an overflowing handful of all-time favorite episodes. We're looking back to Season 3, Episode 11 today—it's called Mystery Spot. (Fun fact: I've been to a Mystery Spot before, but it was the one in St. Ignace, Michigan. Nobody went missing. That I know of.)
Tuesday Special: PIG 'N A POKE
It begins as Sam wakes up in a motel room to "Heat of the Moment" by Asia playing on the clock radio alarm and Dean already up, getting dressed, and telling him to rise and shine. Dean goes through a long and irritating (to Sam) morning bathroom routine, and they go to the local diner for breakfast. In his usual adorable, hungry way, Dean gets excited about Tuesday's special "Pig 'n a Poke", which he orders with a side of bacon.

They set about their routine of discussing the case that brought them to Broward County, a man disappearing at the Mystery Spot. At one point in the case, Dean dies...and the next thing we know, the radio is playing Asia and Dean is telling Sammy to rise and shine again...like Groundhog Day. Tuesday happens over and over again, each one ending with Dean dying in a different way.
Tuesday Special: PIG 'N A POKE
100-ish Tuesday's later, Sam notices a discrepancy in the daily routine and they realize that there's a Trickster at work. Does Wednesday ever come? You know it. It may have been hell for Sammy, but I know it made Dean happy eating (and saying) Pig 'n a Poke with a side of bacon each and every time.

Pig 'n a Poke is basically a pancake wrapped around breakfast sausage. Yeah, yum. I used my family's trusty buttermilk pancake batter recipe (yet another much-loved-and-used recipe that I haven't shared with you) and modified it slightly to make my version of this Tuesday special.

Phew, I did it. I finally shared a Supernatural-inspired recipe. Now, my plan is to share at least one recipe from each of my personal favorite episodes...plus at least another one for every season. That's the goal, at least.
Pig 'N A Poke | Supernatural
If you enjoyed this, head on over and visit my friend Kimberly at Coffee and Casseroles, because she is also sharing a recipe inspired by Supernatural today! Do you have any Supernatural-inspired or themed recipes or food on your blog? Feel free to leave a link to the post(s) in the comments if you do, because I'd love to check them out.

Yield: 10 pigs in pokes
Author: Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez

Pig 'N A Poke | Supernatural

Pig 'n a Poke

prep time: 20 Mcook time: 20 Mtotal time: 40 M
Tuesday, Pig ‘n a Poke! In Mystery Spot, the guys are stuck in a loop of Tuesdays in which Dean consistently does two things – orders the diner’s Tuesday breakfast special…and dies. You can hardly blame Dean for getting excited over this dish. Yes, it’s entirely fun to say Pig ‘n a Poke, but it’s even more fun to enjoy savory breakfast sausage wrapped in a pancake blanket. It’ll make you wish every day was Tuesday.

ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine grain salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 breakfast sausage links, cooked and held warm

instructions:

How to cook Pig 'n a Poke

  1. Stir the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Beat the wet ingredients together in a smaller bowl, then pour into dry and stir until just combined, a few lumps are okay. Allow batter to rest for 10 minutes.
  2. Set a large, nonstick skillet or griddle over low heat. Lightly oil it, if you wish. For each pancake, pour a scant 1/4 cup of the batter onto the hot griddle and cook until the top has started to set, and small bubbles have formed and popped, about 1 ½ minutes. Flip the pancake and cook for 45 seconds longer.
  3. Use a spatula to transfer to a plate; immediately lay a sausage link on one end and use your hands to roll it tightly (careful, it will be hot). Repeat with remaining batter and sausage.
  4. Serve these with maple syrup if you wish, but personally, I don’t think they need any.
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*Recipe and photos were updated on 6/5/2019
Pig 'N A Poke | Supernatural