Recipe for Ham and Cheese Pancake

by Ben Panny

Pancakes in some form or another have been a part of man's diet since prehistoric days. As time passed, the ingredients and cooking tools have changed until pancakes have evolved into what we know them as today. Several nations and regions have their own version of the pancake. There is our version here in America that may be plain our mixed with fruit or flavored like gingerbread, to the savory potato pancakes of Germany, boxty from Ireland, and thin crepes from France.

At what point ham and cheese pancakes came along is anybody's guess. Whoever came up with the first ham and cheese pancake recipe was a genius. What better way to combine typical breakfast fare with another breakfast side dish and make it irresistible?

The following ham and cheese pancake recipe is quite typical and pretty easy. All you need to do is stir some ingredients together and cook them as you would any other pancakes.

Ham and cheese pancake recipe ingredients

1 tablespoon of chopped fresh dill*, 1 cup of whole milk, 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, cup of grated cheese like Gruyere, Swiss, or Cheddar, cup of chopped ham, 1 egg, 1 cup of dry prepared pancake mix, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

*If you are generating your pancakes on the spur of the moment, you most likely don't have fresh dill on hand. A single teaspoon of dried dill can be utilized rather.

1. Mix together the dry pancake mix, salt, ham, and cayenne pepper inside a container.

2. In an additional bowl, put in the cheese, milk, oil, egg, and dill. Whisk this mixture till it's nicely combined.

3. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir long enough to mix them well.

4. Let the batter "rest" for about five minutes.

5. Coat a nonstick skillet or griddle with butter or cooking spray and heat it above medium-high heat.

6. Pour 1/3 cup of batter onto the griddle for each pancake.

7. When you see the edges start to look golden and bubbles come to the surface of the pancake it is time to flip them.

8. Cook them till the other side is golden. You can peek at the underside to see if they're done by lifting an edge using the spatula.

Ham and cheese pancake recipe variations

The ingredients in a ham and cheese pancake recipe do not alter substantially from one recipe to another. They are difficult to improve upon, but listed here are a few suggestions.

1. Switch the whole milk for low fat milk to make your pancakes a bit healthier. If that's your objective, use the Gruyere or Swiss cheese as an alternative to Cheddar. They both have much less fat than Cheddar cheese does.

2. Some recipes call for one complete cup of ham. You may be your personal judge.

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