Dunkin' Donuts Sausage Pancake Bites

Written By Lucy Pinder on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 | 7:40 AM

Dunkin' Donuts Sausage Pancake Bites are a perfect example of what happens when you start with an awesome idea and then follow through with a mediocre execution.

Because really:  Sausage!  Wrapped in a pancake!  That's a recipe for Win wrapped in Awsome.  After all, haven't you ever done that at home at breakfast?  Wrapped a sausage link in a pancake and enjoyed epic NOMs?  I have.  Everyone in my family has; I refuse to believe it never occurred to anyone else, ever.

Here is a fact:  The higher the quality of your ingredients, the higher the quality of the finished product.  Dunkies uses some really cheap sausage in these things - they remind me of those ratty  generic brown-and-serve sausages my mother used to buy.  The "pancake" part has much more in common with a corndog coating than with a pancake - it's dense and tough, and while it does have a pancake-like flavor, it still comes across less like a pancake and more like a cornbready doughball.  

Too bad, really.  DD could have had something really awesome here, but it just seems like they cut a bunch of corners and wound up with something really "meh."

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