My Nigerian Pancake Recipe

Hi guys! How are you doing? I hope you are staying safe and making the best of these times.

It is on days like this that I wish my YouTube channel was already up and running because I’m about to dish you all some yummy content.

Thanks to self isolation, I’ve been exploring and doing more interesting stuff.

Today, I woke up with the inspiration to make pancakes. I wouldn’t do this ordinarily but I’ve been working out everyday so a little enjoyment won’t hurt.
When I was done making the pancakes, everyone in my family had to add “Chef” to my name because the pancake was fire, if I do say so myself. Lol!

Anyways, one reason I know that it was amazing was because I was able to eat it well when I was done. Usually, when I do the cooking, I lose my appetite when I’m done and sometimes I end up not eating but this one was different. I ate it and enjoyed it.

Some of my friends asked for my recipe and I decided to make this short blog post because I think it’s easier for you all to refer back to it whenever you want to, as against just sending the recipe which you can lose at anytime. I made pancakes and Irish potatoes fillings and I’ll share my recipe for both.

So let’s dive into it.


Ingredients. (For pancake) 🥞

  • Three milk tins of flour
  • One tin of evaporated milk (I used peak)
  • Six table spoons of sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • One teaspoon of baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • A cup of water
  • About 3 table spoons of Butter (optional)
  • Vegetable oil
  • A pinch of ground Pepper

Ingredients (For potatoes sauce fillings)

  • 5 pieces of Irish potatoes
  • 5 atarodo
  • One tomato
  • One big Onion
  • Oil
  • Seasoning cubes
  • Curry


Procedure.

I made the sauce first. This is because I wanted the potato to absorb everything and cool before I was done with the pancakes.

Procedure for Sauce

  • Chop everything (pepper, onions, and tomatoe)
  • Chop potatoes into cubes too and rinse.
  • Place a pot on medium heat and add little oil (The oil should be little because you don’t want your sauce sogged in oil since it’s a filling)
  • When the oil is hot, pour onions into the oil and let it fry for about 2 minutes.
  • Add pepper and tomatoe.
  • Add 2 cubes of seasoning (Maggi)
  • Add a pinch of salt and curry powder
  • Add little water (this is to soften the potato)
  • Pour in your potato cubes and close the pot. (Reduce the heat below and let it cook for about 5 minutes.

Procedure for Pancakes.

  • Melt your butter on heat, add the 4 eggs into it and beat until it’s smooth.
  • Add half cup water to this mixture.
  • Add the flour and stir until there’s little or no lump
  • Add sugar, salt, pepper and milk.
  • Keep stirring and adding the other half cup of water little by little. Your mixture should NOT be watery. It should be more thick than watery. Almost as thick as your custard or pap. (Pardon my description. I’m a doctor, not a chef)
  • When your mixture is smooth and you’re satisfied with the texture, place a frying pan on heat and add about 4 drops of oil (just enough to lubricate the pot)
  • Use a small cup to pour a little of the mixture into the pot. (It should not be too much, depending on the size you want your pancakes to be. Once the mixture has gone round the pan, you should stop)
  • Let the underside fry for almost a minute.
  • Tilt the pan from time to time using your spoon or spatula to slightly raise the edges round. Flip the pancake to fry the other side too.
  • I love mine slightly burned but you can take it off the fire once it is brown. Repeat this procedure until you have exhausted the pancake batter.

Your pancake and sauce is ready! Next, take your pancake, put some sauce in it and roll.

Serve with any drink, smoothie or even water. I had mine with kunu (a local maize drink made in the north).

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Do you love pancakes and will you try this recipe? Let’s talk in the comments below.

Sending loads of love your way. 💖 Mo’

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8 Comments

  1. Thank you Culinary blogger! Would give it a try but until then, I’m still beefing you for not inviting me 🥴🥴🥴

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