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Perfect Pancakes

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  Egg 1 , separated
  Butter 4 Tablespoon
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  White sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon

Sift ingredients together into a bowl or combine well with a fork to remove any lumps.

Whip egg white with a whisk until fluffy. Stiff peaks are not necessary, but whipping the egg is a crucial step to adding air to the batter.

Combine butter and egg yolk in a separate bowl and fold in the egg white.

Add the butter and egg to the dry ingredients.

Gradually stir in the wet to dry, adding milk as neccessary to form a smooth batter the consistency of runny porridge.

Heat remaining butter in a hot skillet over medium heat until sizzling.

A standard ladle is approximately how much batter you need for a perfect pancake.

Dump a ladle full of batter into the center of the skillet. It should sizzle lightly. When small bubbles form in the center and the edges start to brown, it's ready to flip.

Turn the pancake over with a spatula to cook the other side. The first pancake absorbs a lot of the butter, as pictured. You could simply use less butter, but I like to have the butter-infused pancake rather than adding butter later.

Transfer the pancake to a plate and cover with tinfoil. Repeat until the remaining batter is gone. This recipe makes about 4-6 pancakes, depending on the size.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Savory, Buttery
Stir Fried
Holiday, Kids, Party
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Milk Product
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 573 Calories from Fat 258

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 29 g45%

Saturated Fat 17.3 g86.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 175.9 mg58.6%

Sodium 941.3 mg39.2%

Total Carbohydrates 67 g22.4%

Dietary Fiber 1.7 g6.8%

Sugars 18.3 g

Protein 12 g23.4%

Vitamin A 18.6% Vitamin C

Calcium 46.2% Iron 21.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Perfect Pancakes Recipe