High rise pancake

In recipe on February 7, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I live in an apartment with two girls and a fat lady-cat. We have a subscription to GQ here, which ends up on our coffee table. The magazines always seem to shock people. “You get GQ?!” they (usually a guy) will ask. Yes, yes we do. And here’s why: 1. the reporting is a lot stronger than a lot of ladymags, 2. better cultural pieces, 3. it’s funny, 4. there are are always pictures of good looking men jumping in suits.

They also have a pretty darn good food and drink section. Their recipes tend to reinforce the readers’ masculinity (the most intense mac and cheese! master your barbeque! eat more steak!) but there are deviations. To wit: this lovely egg pancake recipe.

I have a theory that GQ hoped their reader would serve this to a really hot yoga teacher as a late-night, post-coital snack in their futuristic-yet-inviting apartment. INSTEAD I served it for brunch on a sunny day to my roommates. And we dug it hardcore.

(It’s also a great excuse to use your cast-iron skillet if you, like me, tend to ignore that versatile little pan).

High rise pancake

  • 3 tbl. butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • dash of nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a skillet that can be baked (i.e. cast iron works well here), place butter in oven. Keep an eye on it; you want to take it out just as it melts.
  2. Mix together flour, milk, sugar, salt and nutmeg. Once butter has melted in skillet, take out of oven. Pour flour mix over butter.
  3. Place back in oven and cook for 18 to 20 minutes. Don’t open the oven door, you cheater.
  4. Amaze friends and family with the HIGH RISE PANCAKE! Serve with powdered sugar, or jam, or Nutella or lemon. Delicious, all.

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