Perfect Crispy Pancakes Recipe

The secret to crispy pancakes? Cook them in clarified butter.
October 28, 2019, 11:00am
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Photo by Farideh Sadeghin

Makes about 15 pancakes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

4 cups|570 grams all-purpose flour
½ cup|100 grams baking powder
½ cup|112 grams granulated sugar
3 tablespoons kosher salt
2 lemons, zested
4 large eggs plus 4 large egg yolks
3 cups whole milk
8 tablespoons|125 ml clarified butter, melted, plus 2 1/4 cups for cooking
butter, to serve
maple syrup, to serve

Directions

1. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and yolks with the sugar, lemon zest, and salt until incorporated and slightly creamed. Add in the baking powder and stir to combine, then stir in half of the milk. Gradually stir in the flour until combined, then the remaining milk. Don’t worry about lumps! You don’t want to overmix the batter. Whisk in the clarified butter and set aside.

2. Heat a generous amount of clarified butter over medium-high heat on a griddle top or large cast iron skillet. Pour pancakes onto griddle with a 4 ounce ladle and cook until bubbles begin to form, 2 minutes. Flip and cook another 1 to 2 minutes, until cooked through. Serve with the butter and maple syrup.

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