Have you all seen those mile-high, extra fluffy, souffle type Japanese pancakes that are taking over the internet? I resisted for a long time until a video of them, bouncing around in paper sleeves on the griddle, finally made them too tempting not to try.
So, a friend and I spent the afternoon cracking the recipe code for them. We failed. Not in the sense that we didn't eventually figure out that the trick was less batter, more beaten egg whites and low, slow cooking. But when you have a pancake based mostly on beaten egg whites, that's what it tastes like and that's not what I had in mind.
After lots of frustration and many, many eggs, I decided that I would rather sacrifice some height for flavor. These are based on a really flavorful pancake recipe but with both beaten egg whites and the addition of a couple of extra whites. A little more work than regular pancakes but both texture and flavor are definitely worth it. Enjoy!
Yield: 4 Servings
Fluffy Almost Japanese Style Pancakes
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 30 M
Recipe for extra fluffy pancakes made with whole eggs and beaten egg whites.
- 2 Egg yolks
- 4 Egg whites
- 1/4 Teaspoon cream of tartar
- 2 Cups all-purpose flour
- 2 Teaspoons baking powder
- 1 Teaspoon salt
- 5 Tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla
- 1 Cup whole milk
- Zest of 1 lemon
How to cook Fluffy Almost Japanese Style Pancakes
- Add the egg whites to the bowl of a stand mixer and the egg yolks to a large separate bowl.
- Add the flour, baking powder, salt, 1 tablespoon of the sugar, butter, vanilla, milk and lemon zest to the bowl with the yolks. Whisk until the mixture is smooth.
- Beat the whites along with the cream of tartar and the remaining 4 tablespoons of sugar until stiff.
- Mix about a third of the beaten egg whites into the yolk mixture to lighten it. Then add the remaining whites and very gently fold them in.
- Grease and heat a skillet or cast iron pan and drop in about 2 oz. scoops of the batter. Cook on medium to medium low heat until bubbles begin to form. Flip and cook for an additional minute or two. Serve with maple syrup and your favorite fruit toppings.
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