How to Make Perfect Pancakes
Four simple steps to making pancakes for your family that are as good as your favorite restaurant's!
We received these directions from a restaurant owner in Texas. They're simple. We would like to share them:
Spray, then towel.
Spray the griddle with a nonstick spray (I use a light coating of oil) and then wipe the griddle with a paper towel. A thin coating of oil on a heated griddle means more uniform cooking and color.
Use a ladle to get uniform-sized pancakes. With a steady motion, pour the batter from a height of ten inches to make nice, even circles.
Watch the edge.
The easiest way to tell if the pancakes are ready to turn is to watch the edges. When the edges are no longer shiny, they’re ready to turn.
After flipping the pancake, wait a few seconds and then press the center lightly. This will reduce the doming effect and make your cakes more attractive.