Quick And Thin Crepe-Like Pancakes
A Fix-It-And-Forget-It Recipe

Quick And Thin Crepe-Like Pancakes...this recipe is one of those fix-it-and-forget-it.  Yep, it is as easy as that.  Save your money buying pancake mix from the store.  Just forget it.  Everything is from your pantry staples.  You will not believe how easy to make a delicious dish starting from scratch is.

Quick And Thin Crepe-Like Pancakes

Prep Time: 5 Minutes   Cook Time: 12-15 Minutes   Serving: 3-4



Quick And Thin Crepe-Like Pancakes  A Fix-It-And-Forget-It Recipe

I can't remember how I came up this recipe.  But I still remember that I have been making it since 2002.  At that time, my (fiance then) husband and I just moved in and lived together.  I made this pancake recipe for brunch one day.   Since then, it got stuck with him that when it comes to pancakes, it must be like this.  His family loves it.  Even our little one loves it, too.

After this recipe, I played with it and paired it with many other ingredients.  After a while, it earned me a nickname from my sister-in-law, "pancake queen".  (I promise that I will share with you later about some other recipes expanded from this original pancake recipe.) But for now, let's check this out and enjoy.


Tips - Quick And Thin Crepe-Like Pancakes

Quick And Thin Crepe-Like Pancakes - The very first one may not look good.The very first one may not look good.
Quick And Thin Crepe-Like Pancakes - It is still edible.  Once you pass the first pancake, you are good to go.It is still edible. Once you pass the first pancake, you are good to go.

Although I make this quick and thin crepe-like pancakes recipe countless time, I still find the first pancake could be the most challenging one.  Sometimes, the first pancake may not turn out as good as it is supposed to be.  So, don't get discouraged.  It may need more time to cook.  It may be over cooked. 

In my situation, that first one is usually not cooked enough to let it form the shape.  Then, when I flip it over, it gets all wrinkled up.  But it is still edible.  Once I pass that first one, it will be fine.  The point is....if I can do it, so do you.

I sometimes mix the pancake batter the night before because my schedule is too tight to wait for it sitting 30 minutes.  Don't be surprised.  After a night, the batter will separate into layers which are oil, water and flour.  So, it looks brownish yellow. 

No worry.  There is nothing wrong with the batter.  All you need to do is to whisk to combine everything together again.  Then, you are good to go.  Have fun cooking.

P.S. Can be doubled.


Quick And Thin Crepe-Like Pancakes Recipe

Quick And Thin Crepe-Like Pancakes - There should be little or no lumps in the batter.  Let it sit for 30 minutes.There should be little or no lumps in the batter. Let it sit for 30 minutes.
Quick And Thin Crepe-Like Pancakes - From the 2nd pancake onwards, everything should go smoothly like this one.From the 2nd pancake onwards, everything should go smoothly like this one.
Quick And Thin Crepe-Like Pancakes - Once it is done, transfer pancake to a plate and continue to cook until batter is goneOnce it is done, transfer pancake to a plate and continue to cook until batter is gone
Quick And Thin Crepe-Like Pancakes - Are they good looking, huh?Are they good looking, huh?
Quick And Thin Crepe-Like Pancakes - Stacking them up in one pile helps to keep them warmStacking them up in one pile helps to keep them warm

Ingredients

1 cup All Purpose Flour
1 Egg
1 cup Whole Milk
1 cup Water
1 pinch  Salt
1/2 cup Canola Oil
1 tsp Vanilla Extract


Butter
Maple syrup

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk all ingredients together (there should be just a few little lumps in the batter)
  2. Chill at least 30 minutes to an hour
  3. Preheat a 6" non-stick pan at high heat 
  4. Pour 1/3 cup pancake batter into the pan
  5. Turn down to medium heat
  6. Cook until either the edge getting light golden brown, it starts to come off from the pan on the edges or batter solidified on top, about 2-3 minutes (when you see one of the above happens, use a spatula to try lift it up from the edge.  If it comes off the pan easily, go ahead to flip over)
  7. Flip it over to the other side and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes until when you move the pan back and forth, the pancake moves without sticking to the pan (You should hear a very light scratchy sound with this movement)
  8. Transfer pancake to a serving plate
  9. Repeat all these steps by pouring more batter into the pan again until all batter is gone (keep it at medium heat from here on out until the last pancake cooked.  No more heat adjustment.)
  10. Make 8-10 pancakes
  11. Serve along with butter and maple syrup


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