Duck Fat Pancakes for Mother's Day
Pancakes fried in duck fat, soaking in blueberry syrup
Tub of creamy duck fat, not to be ignored.
Let's not forget Mother's Day is this weekend? Bring your foodie mom something extra decadent.
Duck Fat Pancakes
makes 12 large pancakes or 24 medium ones, this recipe is easy to split in half for smaller batches
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 cups milk
1/4 tsp vinegar or lemon juice
2 tblsp canola oil
1 tsp sugar
4-6 tblsp duck fat
Heat a skillet to medium heat. Heat oven to 150 degrees and place a heat proof platter or cookie sheet on the top shelf. Whisk flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl. Pour milk, lemon juice, eggs, oil, and sugar into a separate bowl and whisk until eggs are just beaten. Add wet ingredients to dry. Mix until barely combine. Its okay if clumps remain. You do not want to over beat your batter. It will make tough pancakes. If you are feeling nuts about having clumps of flour you can pinch them with your clean fingers, but the more you disturb the batter the worse your pancakes will be.
Duck fat melting. You don' need to see this to
know how to make these pancakes, but this is an extremely
sexy moment that deserved to be captured.
Add 1 tablespoon of duck fat to the skillet. Let melt, swirling pan to coat evenly. Add about a ladle full of batter. Let the pancake cook until edges are dry and bubbling in the center. You can peak under a corner to determine how brown the pancake is.
Pancakes essential fry in duck fat, making really good pancakes even better.
Do you really want to go for the full breakfast experience and treat a crowd? I suggest serving these pancakes with rich, strong and thick coffee. I like mine black with sugar in, and never tastes so good as after a bite of pancakes. Bacon and fruit salad are great to offer on the side. Milk, grapefruit or orange juice may be worth serving depending on your crowd as well, that is if little ones are around.