Cooking with Volidity: The VolidiGriddle

What's more American than apple pie? I would suggest the following: pancakes, sausage patties, scrambled eggs, and (the aptly named) American cheese. Thankfully, upstanding corporate-citizen McDonald's is here to help. When not single-handedly rescuing the economy with jobs, McDonald's is hard at work trying to combine these ingredients and bring them to the people, for patriotism. Hence the McGriddles1--in full, the Sausage, Egg & Cheese McGriddles®2--launched in 2003. Similar to the KFC (and Volidity Report) Double Down, the McGriddles maximizes efficiency by placing all its components into a convenient, hand-held model.

Exceeding even the Double Down in ambition, the McGriddles takes the standard breakfast entrée (even the word is French!) of pancakes with a side of eggs and sausage and makes it into an all-American sandwich. But what of gluten-free Americans, who have long suffered as an out-group (we all know the epithets: "nobreadniks", "gluten freaks", etc.), deserve their due as well. Thus did Read-a-Book and Your Humble Editor embark on a quest to make a meal that was a true national dish for the reasons above, but also local, organic and gluten-free.