As most of you know I love to make breakfast for my crew on Sunday mornings, most of the time I try to make something German for the guys to have a special breakfast. I work all week between the office and the blog so cooking is very limited for me during the week, but on Sunday’s I spoil my family with a German recipe.
This week wasn’t any different and as many of you know us Germans love our pancakes. We eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Serve them with jam, fruit, cream or even savory like herbs, bolognas or veggies.
The basic pancake batter is always the same, but there are many different ways to prepare the pancake and every time depending on which method you choose, they have a different taste. You’ve seen me make the German pancake in the oven and that is always a big hit with the kids and even myself, because it’s so simple. You just toss it all in a pan and bake it.. voila, breakfast is served for a crew.
Today I surprised the guys with Scrambled Pancakes. Yes… you heard me say Scrambled Pancakes. At home in Germany they are actually called “Poor Soldier’s”. The reason we called them poor soldier is because they are simple, cheap and will fill you up in no time, making it the perfect meal for the soldiers that never got paid enough. I still love to make them and they are soo simple yet delicious.
My crew never had them before and were totally surprised when I scrambled up all the pancakes, trust me, they turn out delicious. Little puffy pillows almost, they are soft, fluffy and just melt in your mouth.
This is what you need:
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 cup all-purpose flour (or more I always eyeball it)
1 cup milk (I eyeball it)
6 eggs, lightly beaten
1/8 teaspoon salt
That’s it… this is how to make the batter:
Mix all the wet ingredients, eggs, milk and sugar; melt the butter in the microwave and let cool, add after a few minutes to your egg mixture ( you really need to wait for the butter to cool or you will have custard..lol)
Add the flour and pinch of salt (I usually forget the salt, always turns out great though)
The batter will be like liquid, not thick and stiff, it will be a nice runny batter and don’t worry if you have flour lumps, they will disappear, really.. they do
Use a frying pan, if you have one with a very good non-stick coating you don’t even need butter or grease for the pan, if you don’t, add some butter or oil so the pancakes won’t stick.
How to make the actual scrambled Pancakes:
There is a trick to making these fluffy and delicious, its simple, but if you do it a different way they don’t get that fluffy; heat your pan on medium heat, take a ladle full of batter and pour into the pan; immediately with a spatula start to scramble the pancakes like you would with scrambled eggs. If you wait till the bottom is cooked it won’t turn out as well. Keep scrambling and it will only take like 1-2 minutes and your scrambles are done, add them to a bowl and start the next scramble pancake.. that’s simple as that!
Now you have perfect German “poor Soldier” breakfast, lunch or dinner….. the way I’m used to eating these is with a dap of raspberry jelly mixed with the pancakes scrambles after they are done; the jelly will melt with the warm pancakes and coat them all… every little piece… YUMMMM…
Now, you can add any toppings you like from fresh fruit to whip cream, applesauce or syrup… make your own memories that the kids will enjoy and keep asking for years to come to make more.
Enjoy your German Brunch” ……