Just saying hootenanny makes me feel happy. I mean, say it. HOOTENANNY. That’s it, you got it. I can tell you’re smiling. (Unless you are on a bus, then you are smiling, and everyone else is laughing at you…whatever, relish in it).
So the only historical thing I know about this is that it’s either from Scotland or Appalachia, or probably both. It’s used as a placeholder, such as “Who’s making all that hootenanny?” I can’t remember how I came across this idea for a recipe originally, but I did some research on both Pinterest and on the web to see how many recipes there are out there (many) and how much they differ (often).
I don’t think this is something my mom made, but I have it in my head as something that I’ve eaten before, most likely at a grandparent’s house in Illinois. Maybe my Grandma Jo’s. Anyway, It’s pretty freaking amazing, and I can’t believe I forgot about it. I’m even more excited (I almost wrote chuffed, but realized that most of my readers wouldn’t get it, so…whatever) that I remembered this recipe.
It came to me while I was talking to my sister yesterday afternoon, we were talking about parents, her wedding, a whole mess of stuff, and something she said just triggered a memory. Of a hootenanny.
Preheat your oven to 400 F. Grease a rectangular baking dish. (I used Pam spray – actually the store brand knockoff of Pam spray to be specific).
6-8 sausage links
1 tbsp butter
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
1/4 tea salt
1/4 tea pepper
1/4 tea rosemary
This is a big, oven-baked pancake. AH-MAH-ZING
Combine your flour and milk, have your child whisk away.
Next, crack your eggs into the bowl and whisk again until combined. Next, add your spices until incorporated.
Dump into greased baking dish, place sausages. I let Z do this and she actually made a pretty nice pattern…who knew? Maybe we’ll FINALLY have someone in our family who is good at math…or she’ll be quid quo pro and be an artist… 🙂
Bake for 25 minutes.
I topped mine with syrup, I’d imagine cheese would be equally as amazing.
Serve…for breakfast, lunch or dinner! We had it for dinner last night. I’ll probably either have it again for breakfast (it makes a lot) OR slice up and use as bread for a delectable sandwich…imagine that…