How to Make Pancakes from Around the World
If you feel adventurous first thing in the morning, it may be the perfect opportunity to travel around the world . Rather than reaching for your regular breakfast foods, consider making some international faire right in your own kitchen. Try making one of these delicious breakfast recipes from around the globe with your Oster® Electric Griddle.
Uttapam, also sometimes written as ooththappam or uthappa, is a pancake-like food popular in India. However, unlike American breakfast pancakes, which are typically sweet and topped with fruit, cream and syrup, uttapam is traditionally more savory. This treat is typically served with vegetables such as tomatoes or other tasty flavor combinations, like chutney or coconut.
Find a recipe and cook it at home with your electric griddle. Uttapam only has two ingredients - rice and lentils - so it's an easy international food to try in your kitchen.
Crepes were once only popular in European areas with high French populations, but now these thin pancakes have become increasingly popular throughout the U.S. Whether you want to replicate the flavors you had at a small cafe or try a crepe for the first time, you can make it at home.
Recipes vary, but most crepes can be made with ingredients you already have at the house, such as butter, milk, eggs and flour. Mix these staples together with some salt and sugar for a large, thin pancake ready to be topped with savory ham and cheese or sweet berries and cream.
You may think of your short stack of pancakes as unique, but nearly every culture around the world has created their own flat, cooked breakfast cakes. The flavors and ingredients vary based on the location, however. In Colombia and other areas of South America, many people make arepas, made with corn flour and cheese.
"You may think of pancakes as unique, but nearly every culture around the world has created their own version."
These tasty breakfast treats are hearty, so most people make them small. Prepare to cook up a few dozen of these tiny treats on your electric griddle.
Sirnikis, popular in Russia and Eastern Europe, are another cheesy pancake option. Made with farmer's cheese and household ingredients, such as flour, sugar, salt, eggs and baking soda, this breakfast food from the other side of the world doesn't have to be as far away as it sounds.