Sunday, March 24, 2013

{How to Make} Trailer Park Pancakes

It's snowing, again, in the Greater Richmond Area. Can you believe it? Isn't this supposed to be springtime? In the South?

Jim had missed the weather reports, and--let's get real--the man's never been particularly clairvoyant, so he left me in charge of dinner while he drove out into the blizzard to fetch his laptop from work.

When I'm in charge of dinner, we eat things like Trailer Park Pancakes. You've probably never eaten a Trailer Park Pancake, since I think the Galaxy Diner in Carytown might be the only place in the world where you can buy one. But, best I can tell, here's how to make them:

Ingredients (Makes 3 Trailer Park Pancakes):
  • 6 pieces of bread
  • creamy peanut butter
  • a banana
  • an egg
  • some milk
  • 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla
  •  some butter or margarine for frying
  •  syrup and/or confectioner's sugar (optional)

Step 1: Smear creamy peanut butter on 6 slices of bread.

Steps 2 and 3: Slice up a banana and divide it among 3 slices of bread. When you're done, make 3 peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches.

Step 4: Melt a little bit of butter or margarine in a skillet.

Step 5: In a shallow pan, mix together an egg, some milk, and a teaspoon of vanilla. If you have vanilla from the hills of East Tennessee, as I do, you might want to use two teaspoons of vanilla and have yourself a healthy swig of vanilla, to boot.

Steps 6, 7, and 8: Dip both sides of each peanut-butter-and-banana sandwich in the egg mixture. Fry until golden brown on both sides, and enjoy with syrup, a sprinkling of confectioner's sugar, or both. (We like ours plain.)



  1. Mmmmmm . . . Trailer park pancakes. (This actually reminds me of an Elvis Presly recipe)

    1. You know, now that you say that, I do seem to recall that he was a pb&banana man.

  2. yummy!
    I can't believe you have snow. again. come on a my house! I'll give you a snap dragon and together we can paint the fence in our t shirts, sweating in the spring sunshine (like how I gave you a job?)

    1. No one writes a snapdragon for me like you do, JoAnn.

  3. mmm ... love the pictures of your kids loving those pancakes!


  4. smiles....yep we got about 6 inches of snow....funny i just ate a peanut butter and banana sandwich but i have never cooked one...hmm......may have to try that...

  5. Those are some happy looking girls eatin' some yummy looking sammies. That looks like comfort food and then some. Btw, making me super hungry and I don't get dinner for another hour. :)