Vintage recipes can be a lot of fun to try and this is one everyone should try. Ham and cheese pancakes are a fun savory take on the breakfast favorite.
I love trying vintage recipes, well at least the ones that look good. Sometimes I feel like we forget some of the best recipes. Sure there are some that can stay in the past like all those sweet jellos with veggies, but some need to make a comeback.
I collect vintage cookbooks and often go through them to find ones I want to try or maybe update a bit for the blog. The other day I was looking through the Betty Crocker’s Outdoor Cook Book originally from 1961.
My friend that knows I love vintage cookbooks got a reprint for me and it had a lot of interesting looking recipes. Some that surprised me were the pancakes.
I hadn’t expected to find pancakes in an outdoor cookbook. They said that bread is an essential part of outdoor meals and suggested several recipes that can be made indoors or outdoors.
They included many pancake variations and one that looked interesting was the Bit-of-Ham Pancakes. I had never thought of putting ham in pancakes but sounded interesting.
When I was making them my husband came into the kitchen and commented that it smelled really good. He is not usually much of a fan of ham but even he said they were pretty tasty.
These are fun savory pancakes and perfect with just a bit of butter. They are a nice lunch option in place of the more traditional ham and cheese sandwich. And they are extremely kid-friendly.
The original recipe called for Betty Crocker Buttermilk Pancake Mix and just used ham. I decided to update this recipe a bit and add some cheddar cheese and use my own homemade Bisquick.
- 2 cups homemade Bisquick
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups of chopped cooked ham
- 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar
- Mix the Bisquick, milk, and eggs until combined.
- Fold in the ham and cheese.
- Heat lightly oiled griddle or skillet over medium-high heat.
- Pour approximately 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle for each pancake.
- When bubbles start to appear and pop, flip and cook the other side.
- Serve with butter.
You could also add a bit of parsley if you find them to bland.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 136 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 42mg Sodium: 403mg Carbohydrates: 11g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 2g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 8g