Nigerian pancake Recipe you should try now
Nigerian pancake is getting more popular because many people now eat it compared to the 90s. I once remember that what people only knew as a pancake in Nigeria then was red powder; they never thought it could be used to refer to something delicious. But the reverse is the case today, Nigerian pancake is now being cooked in almost every household in Nigeria today irrespective of culture or tribe.
We bring to you a simple recipe for delicious Nigerian pancake. It is made with those ingredients that you always have in your kitchen. So you do not have any excuse for not making it right away.
Ingredients for delicious Nigerian pancake
1 cup/150g of flour
2 medium eggs
½ cup/125 mls of milk (You can use either dry or liquid milk)
2 tablespoons of butter
½ teaspoon of salt
Ground Chili pepper (to taste)
1 cup/250 mls of water
6 teaspoons of sugar (to taste)
Vegetable Oil for frying.
Preparation for frying Nigerian pancake
Put the butter in a small bowl and melt in a microwave. You can also place the bowl in hot water to melt the butter. Break the eggs into the melted butter and beat till smooth. Then add ½ cup of water, add the flour and mix well till there are no lumps. Add the milk, salt, sugar, ground pepper and the remaining ½ cup of water. Stir and blend the mix using a liquid blender or mix ingredients very well so that the lumps are minimal.
Direction for cooking Nigerian pancake
- Set a frying pan over medium heat. Add a few drops of vegetable oil. Just enough to lubricate the frying pan (Too much oil can spoil the pancake).
- When hot, pour some pancake batter into frying pan (Measure with a small spoon, don’t pour too much pancake batter). Tilt the pan so that the batter coats the surface of the pan. This should be a very thin coat.
- Fry the underside of the pancake for 1 minute, shake the pan from time to time till the pancake comes loose. Check the underside to make sure it is golden brown.
- Flip the pancake so you can fry the top side as well.
- The pancake is done when both sides are golden brown.
- Take the pancake out of the pan and pour another batter (Continue until you run out of batter.
You can serve with Custard, Akamu or Oatmeal.
You can also snack on it with chilled drinks.
Nutritional benefit of Nigerian pancake
Nigerian Pancake is a balanced meal as it is a blend of Protein (from eggs), Carbohydrates (from the flour) and fat and oil (from butter and vegetable oil). So enjoy it.
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