September 26 is also a day to celebrate something. Almost every day in the US is a National Day for one or more themes. And today is, among other things, Pancake Day. We want to use the day as an opportunity to tell you a little more about the popular dish.
You may have already eaten your breakfast today. Did you have rolls, toast, cereal or just coffee? After all, it's not every day that you take time out for an extensive breakfast of pancakes and the like. Most people probably save such special treats for a relaxed Sunday breakfast. But it's not too late to celebrate pancake day! Pancakes also make a great lunch or dinner. It doesn't always have to be sweet and with jam and syrup. Pancakes can also be enjoyed savoury, for example with minced meat or sauces.
From pancakes to pancakes
The flat treats have been around for quite a few years. And they have many names: Eierpuffer, Eierkuchen, Pfannkuchen (also pan cakes or Pfannekuchen), Eierpfannkuchen, Palatschinken, Plinsen (from the Slavic Bliny) or the French Crêpes. And just as the names differ in each region, the preparation always differs a little. Every granny probably has her own special recipe for the best pancakes. Only the basic ingredients are the same, you just need flour, eggs and milk. There are even recipes where beer is mixed into the batter. Different variations of the egg dish come from all parts of Europe, from North, Central and South America and from India and Sri Lanka.
A simple recipe for savory pancakes
If you also want to celebrate the day of the pancake, then here we have an easy recipe for your lunch or dinner.
You need for three servings:
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 30 g raw ham
- 2 slices of cheese
- 6 cocktail tomatoes
- some herbal salt
- fresh basil
Whisk the eggs, the more and the herb salt. Let the batter with the oil in the pan slightly stiffen. Then top the pancake with cheese, ham and quartered tomatoes and finish baking the batter. Add a few basil leaves and the savoury pancake is ready.
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