Anyway, at church, a friend put out a plea for help in the buckwheat kitchen for his wife who is the co-director of the high school band who was in charge of 2 kitchens today. So, rushed home, changed clothes, rushed to the buckwheat eating place for our final feast of the year and then started helping in the kitchen...flipping the cakes. I so much prefer working at the frantic pace in the kitchen than being on the eating floor trying to keep everyone happy.
Here's a quick look at the process...which is all done in a sort of neverending (if you are doing it right) assembly line.
Step #1 Stab a piece of pork fat, left over from the sausage making process, and slather the hot grill as soon as it is empty.
(see the lady in the dark blue shirt)
Step #2 Pour the batter as close as you can without touching...if you are really good you can get 21 on the grill at a time! (except for that skinny first grill that only handles 2 rows)
Step #3 Flip the cakes. The first flip comes when the wet part of the batter is about the size of a silver dollar in the middle. The second flip comes about 1 minute after that.Hmmm. Did I flip one too high? Or am I just waiting for my silver dollar?
Step #4 Stack them 3 high and hold them out for a plate.
So, I was happy to help and I got out before I had to be on the clean up crew! A little chocolate milk and a nap for me.
Thanks to Stevie for the pictures.
Oh, we ordered our metal roof on Saturday! Soon, very soon.