Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pancake Apple Rings and "The Chew"

ABC just launched a new day time talk show based on food, called "The Chew".  You can watch it on Hulu if you are interested in checking it out.  I have only watched one episode so far and the verdict is still out.  Daytime talk shows seem to be just a bunch of people trying to talk over each other, and so far this lives up to that standard.  The show is hosted by Clinton Kelly from TLC's What Not to Wear...still not too sure where his connection to food is...he does a segment on hors d'oeuvres and plating...I can totally see how his background in fashion makes him an expert on food...not.  The only reason I might actually watch the show every once in a while is because Carla Hall from Top Chef is one of the co-hosts.  I like the way she cooks, and her food is so comfy looking.  I saw her making these apple rings last night and decided then and there that was what I was making for breakfast.  What a creative and fun way to eat apples and make pancakes!  How have I never seen this idea before?  Imagine the possibilities of things I can coat in pancake batter and cook...bacon...pears...sweet potatoes...what am I going to try next?

I just so happened to have some pancake batter in my fridge so this was wicked easy to assemble.  I used my recipe for crispy crunchy pancakes, which I have decided is my all time favorite pancake recipe now.  Try it, you will love it.  I just added some spices to my batter...cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice...or you can just use pumpkin pie spice to make it easier.

Basically this is how it goes:

1.  You core an apple either with an apple corer or a small knife.  Then you slice the apple in thin rings.
2.  You dip each ring in the pancake batter of your choice and then pan fry it on a hot pan coated with butter or coconut oil.
3.  Enjoy with syrup!

Make these, watch the chew and let me know what you this show going to make it?


  1. can I swear on this thing? I just saw this post and the first thing I thought was "is that canadian bacon", then I realized it was an apple, and said "what the hell is this". I definitely want to try this, Dagny! Thanks for posting such interesting recipes!

  2. Thanks! Try it, they are fabulous! Just make sure your pancake batter is thick enough that it stays on the apple...if it is too thin it will slide right off : ) Canadian Bacon isn't a bad idea either : )