Cook sausage links according to package directions. Set aside.
In a bowl, combine pancake mix, water and vanilla. Stir until large lumps disappear. Do not over mix.
Pour 1/2 cup of batter into the shape of a football onto a hot nonstick griddle.
Place one sausage link lengthwise in the center of the football. Cut two additional links into thirds; arrange 3 sausage pieces on each side of the whole link to form the laces.
When bubbles form on top of pancake; carefully turn with a large spatula.
Cook until the second side is golden brown.
Remove to a serving plate; keep warm.
Repeat with remaining batter and sausage. Serve.
From The Kitchen at Johnsonville® Sausage