Another Foodie Friday submission from The Erratic Cook, a chef in her own mind from right here in Okotoks. This one is in keeping with Stampede Week. Yahoo!!

Traditional Canadian Pancakes

secret to success they are fried in bacon grease on a skillet!

With permission, the original recipe By Crab Crackin’ Carly so a big thanks to her!

1 lb bacon

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon white sugar

1 1/4 cups milk

1 egg

3 tablespoons butter, melted

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. Fry the bacon to your liking (alternatively you can bake your bacon in the oven too)

  2. Pour the excess bacon grease into a bowl with a pour spout

  3. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar

  4. In a small bowl, mix together the milk, egg, melted butter and vanilla extract

  5. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the wet ingredients; mix until the mixture has small lumps in it, but do not mix too much

  6. Heat a griddle over medium heat

  7. Pour some excess bacon grease onto griddle

  8. Scoop pancake mixture onto griddle; about 1/4 cup for each pancake

  9. Once mixture starts to bubble check underside to see if golden brown and flip over

  10. Serve with maple syrup


Happy Stampede and if you are cooking for a crowd, check this out.

The Stampede Caravan's Famous Flapjack breakfast

~ Tracy