Dinner Time made SIMPLE: Pannekoeken

Tonight I was looking for something fast and easy to do for dinner, and decided to pull out an old recipe from my mis-spent childhood helping my Dad in the kitchen.  We did this a few times a month for dinners or breakfasts with quite a few varieties.  Tonight I did it very basic and traditional, served with lemon juice and powdered sugar.  The recipe is VERY simple:


3 eggs

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup milk

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Powdered Sugar


1.  Preheat oven to 425

2.  Mix eggs, flour, and milk together in a mixing bowl

3.  Put butter in a well seasoned cast iron skillet and place in over for 5 minutes (butter will melt and begin to brown)

4. Remove skillet from oven and tilt around in a circular motion to make sure butter coats the sides of the pan, and then add batter.

5. Quickly return pan to oven so that it does not cool, and bake for 20 minutes.

6. Sprinkle with lemon juice and then sift powdered sugar over the top.

7. Remove and serve up a piece of Fat Boy Heaven!


Notes:  I doubled the recipe and used a 2" deep 12x24 baking pan.  This recipe can be easily adapted by making additions to the batter.  One of my favorites is to brown 3-4 slices of bacon, then both substitute bacon grease for the butter and sprinkle crumbled bacon into batter after adding it to the pan.  Another great way to dress it up is to simply add Lingden Berries to the batter, which compliment the lemon very nicely.

Here's what it looks like plated!