These are so flipping good you’ll be making these tasty ham and cheese pancakes all year round, not just for pancake day.


100g plain flour

2 eggs

300ml milk

Sunflower oil for frying

8 slices smoked ham

8tbsp grated cheese, such as Cheddar or Emmenthal

1tbsp chives, chopped




1 Put the plain flour into bowl and whisk together with the eggs and milk to make a smooth, perfect batter.

2 Heat 1tsp sunflower oil in a 15cm non-stick pan, then pour in just enough mixture to cover the base of the pan, tilt to cover.

3 Cook for 30 seconds until the pancake batter is firm on the base.

4 Use a palette knife to flip over the pancake (or toss if you’re feeling adventurous).

5 Cook for about 30 seconds more until the underside is firm.

6 Turn over the pancakes and top with a couple of slices of ham, 2tbsp cheese and chives.

7 Cook until the base is firm. Slide out of the pan, fold in half and serve

Per serving: 385 cals, 22g fat (9g saturated), 23g carbs.

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