Tip of the Day
Flip without the Flop
Flipping the perfect pancake can often end in a messy flop. There are two keys to flipping the perfect pancake: making sure your griddle or pan is hot enough and not flipping your pancake too early.
To make sure your griddle or pan is hot enough, sprinkle water and watch for the water to move around and evaporate. Then with a ladle or plastic squeeze bottle, put your pancake batter on the griddle. You know your pancake is ready to flip when you see bubbles evenly throughout the pancake and the edges of it are dry. Gently lift one side with a spatula and make sure the bottom side has a golden color. Then it's ready to flip.
Once you perfect your flipping technique, boost the nutrition by adding diced apples, cinnamon, blueberries, bananas, strawberries or even grated summer squash to your pancake batter.
Visit our How Do I video library to learn more basic preparation and cooking techniques like mincing garlic, stripping kale, seeding a tomato and a myriad of other puzzles that have kept you from being the kitchen whiz you were meant to be. Consult a registered dietitian nutritionist in your area for more tips on creating healthy and tasty meals for your family.
Reviewed June 2013