When you are making scrambled pancakes, if you decide you don't want them scrambled, you can always make crêpes with the same batter! With crêpes, you have the option of making delicious sweet crêpes for breakfast or dessert, but you also have the option of making scrumptious savory crêpes as the main plate for an amazing meal!
There is a wide variety of toppings from which you may choose to put on and it can be presented in many forms!
Step 1: Base Recipe: Ingredient Gathering
- One egg
- 3 tablespoons of flour
- 1/4 cup of milk
The type of milk can be used to change the texture of the pancake scrambles.
Whole milk can be used in place of skim milk. This will cause the scrambles
to be less dry, and the crumbs finer. Skim milk can be used to reduce the fat content.
This is enough to make a single serving of scrambled pancakes. If you
are planning on making more than one serving by doubling (etc.) the ingredients,
keep in mind that it becomes more difficult to cook. It's somewhat like scrambled
eggs; it takes longer to cook the more of the batter there is. Cooking time will need to
be adjusted accordingly.
Step 2: Base Recipe: Mix Ingredients
and a whisk to mix the ingredients. You will also need skillet for later on to cook the scrambled pancakes.
At this point, crack the egg into the bowl. This should be done first, because
this will prevent ingredients from being wasted in case the egg was bad or if you need to pick out bits of eggshell.
Use the whisk to beat the mixture of egg and milk. It should be the same consistency as if
you were making scrambled eggs.
You can now start adding the flour to the mix. After mixing the flour in, it should have
a runny consistency. Spices, such as nutmeg and cinnamon, can be added to taste depending
on what types of toppings you feel like putting on them. Cinnamon is a great complement
to a sugar topping.
Step 3: Pancake Scrambles: Cooking Instructions
Once the skillet is hot, pour your pancake scrambles batter into the pan. Allow the batter to cook for about two minutes before beginning to scramble. Using a spatula, pull the edge of the batter across the pan, folding the cooked batter over and then chop the batter into small pieces in the pan using the spatula. Keep the batter turning by stirring, turning it over and continuing to chop the cooked pieces. Make sure that all of the batter has been cooked evenly and completely, otherwise there will be raw egg within the pancake scrambles.
Step 4: Pancake Scrambles: Topping Additions
One option is to add cinnamon and sugar to your pancake scrambles. For one serving of pancake scrambles, mix in about half of a teaspoon of cinnamon and a teaspoon of sugar by sprinkling the toppings over the pancake scrambles and stirring the mixture.
Another option is to enjoy the pancake scrambles with maple syrup or honey. Simply pour the topping of your choice over the pancake scrambles, stir and eat. If you enjoy this choice of topping as well as the cinnamon and sugar option, another variation you could try is to combine all three of these toppings.
Pancake scrambles also taste good with chopped fruit. Slices of bananas, chopped strawberries, and any type of berry are other delicious toppings to consider using.
If you are in the mood for a savory breakfast rather than a sweet one, sauteed green and red peppers, onions, and mushrooms as well as cheese can be mixed in to produce a hearty bowl of pancake scrambles.
The nutritional information included is for a single serving of scrambled pancakes with 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, 1 tsp of sugar and 1 tbsp of maple syrup as topping.
Step 5: CrÃªpes: Cooking Instructions
Step 6: CrÃªpes: Topping Additions
Step 7: CrÃ©pes: Savory CrÃ©pe Toppings
However, in France, crêpes are classified into two different categories: the sweet crêpes that we know and love (these are often eaten as a dessert dish), but also the savory crêpes ("des crêpes salées" in French) that you can eat as a delicious full meal!
To make a savory crêpe for the main dish of your meal, just follow the instructions on how to make the crêpe, and then add different toppings than are present on step 6.
General Topping ideas:
Ideas for well-established (and very French) combinations:
-eggs, butter, salt, zucchini, and goat cheese
-Une crêpe fourrée à la paysanne (a stuffed peasant's crêpe): eggs, butter, beer, milk, mushrooms, emmental cheese, and raw (cured) ham