Chicken and bacon crispy pancakes are the ultimate in comfort food. Pancakes wrapping a creamy chicken and bacon filling which oozes out when sliced. A crispy breadcrumb topping adds crunch.
Crispy pancakes bring back childhood memories for me. My mum would make them for us coming home from school. We would eat them in front of the television whilst watching children’s programmes.
These days children’s television is on all day but then we only got a hour of programming at teatime. The rest of the time we had to amuse ourselves. Computers, mobile phones and the internet were not available then. If you were lucky enough to have a computer you had to load the programmes using a cassette tape recorder. Watching television whilst eating our tea was a treat.
There is something comforting about crispy pancakes. The very act of piercing the crispy exterior is special. Creamy chicken and bacon oozes out and you know that you are in for a treat. With pancake day coming up I thought I would recreate this classic dish.
Pancake day or Shrove Tuesday is the day before the first day of Lent. Pancakes use up all the butter, sugar and eggs in the house before the fasting begins. Normally we make sweet pancakes. Traditional English pancakes or Amercian pancakes make a great dessert. For a change I thought I would try savoury pancakes.
Chicken and bacon crispy pancakes are easy to make but require some planing ahead. The chicken and bacon filling needs to be made and left to cool. Pancakes need to be made to hold the filling. Finally the filling needs to be put inside the pancakes and breadcrumbs sprinkled on the top. The whole lot is put in the oven the left to cook.
The great thing is that all the parts can be made ahead of time. Make the pancakes and filling the day before. The next day the you can put the crispy pancakes together and pop them in the oven. Preparation is the key to a quick and tasty dinner.
Why not try making bright green Indonesian pancakes as another idea for pancake day? They look colourful and are lovely sweet pancakes to end a meal. What sort of pancakes are you going to make this pancake day? Let me know below.
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