Flipping pancakes is one of the most intimidating tasks for a cook, especially for those who are new to the kitchen. But with the right tips and tricks, you can flip perfect pancakes every time.
The first step to flipping pancakes perfectly is to make sure your pan is hot enough. Preheat the pan on medium heat for at least five minutes before adding the batter. Make sure the pan is hot enough that a drop of water sizzles when you sprinkle it on the surface.
The second step is to use the right amount of batter. Too much batter can make it difficult to flip the pancakes, while too little can make them too thin. A good rule of thumb is to use a ¼ cup of batter for each pancake.
Once you’ve added the batter, wait until the edges of the pancake start to look dry and the center is bubbling. This is the sign that the pancake is ready to be flipped. Use a spatula to gently lift the edge of the pancake and take a peek at the bottom to make sure it’s golden brown.
Once the bottom is golden brown, use the spatula to flip the pancake. It’s important to be gentle so you don’t break the pancake. You can even give the pan a shake to help the pancake flip over.
Once the pancake is flipped, cook it for another minute or two until the other side is golden brown. Then, remove it from the pan and serve.
With these tips, you can flip perfect pancakes every time. Just remember to preheat the pan, use the right amount of batter, and be gentle when flipping. With practice, you’ll be flipping pancakes like a pro in no time.