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Savory Cheese Pancakes Recipe For National Pancake Day

The day for National Pancake Day* varies each year because it falls on Shrove Tuesday, a traditional feasting day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. This year, Shrove Tuesday is March 1st, and we have a rather special pancake recipe for you: Grilled Cheese Pancakes, savory pancakes for any meal of the day. Thanks to Wyke Farms, a producer of great English Cheddar, for the recipe.

While the Cheddar producer calls these Grilled Cheese Pancakes, they aren’t “grilled cheese.” Rather, they are two conventional pancakes cooked (“grilled”) in a pan with a layer of melted, grated cheese between them.

You can substitute any grating cheese that you like, including pepper jack or a chile-infused Cheddar.

And you can enjoy them for breakfast, brunch, lunch, even dinner.

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Ingredients For 3 Servings, 2 Pancakes Each

  • 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon (200g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (250ml) whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter, plus more for the pan, cooled slightly
  • Grated cheddar
  • Garnish: chorizo, diced


1. COMBINE the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl.

2. WHISK together in a medium bowl the milk, egg, and melted butter. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until well combined.

3. FRY the chorizo or bacon. Cover to keep warm and set aside.

4. MELT in a large pan over medium heat, 1/2 tablespoon butter. Pour 2 scoops of batter into the pan to make 2 pancakes. When bubbles appear (around 3-4 minutes)…

5. FLIP one pancake, top with the cheese mix. Flip the other pancake until cooked and then top the other. Repeat until the mix is used.

6. TOP each pancake duo with chorizo or bacon and serve.


*National Pancake Day is celebrated on multiple dates. The same holiday can be declared by different governments (federal, state, city) or by other authorities, e.g. a trade association or a marketing group. You can currently find citations for the second Tuesday in February. February 21st, February 28th, and September 26th. The original date seems to have been Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Tuesday or Pancake Day in the U.K. Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, observed in many Christian countries. Tradition indicates that celebrants eat pancakes and sweets before the beginning of Lent.

[1] The “grilled” cheese pancakes (photo © Wyke Farms).
[2] Enjoy these pancakes with Cheddar or any favorite cheese, including Emmental/Swiss, Gruyere, and Jack (photo © Szakaly | Panther Media).

[3] Artisan chorizo (photo © Lola & Miguel).




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