Saturday, April 28, 2012

Ham Pancakes

This is not really an appetizing title for this yummy breakfast treat. Of all the things about blogging, titling some of these recipes is the one thing I am willing to throw up my hands with and admit, "I just can't". I just don't know what else to call it. It tastes good, that's what matters, right?


It's time for a confession. A bacon confession to be more precise, and it's not all that nice. You know how you see all these recipes nowadays for stuff like bacon cupcakes, bacon cookies, candies, ice cream, doughnuts, etc., etc... Any and all manner of  bacony confections you can think up, it seems to be out there. Here's my confession, none of these things sound good to me at all. Maybe somebody needs to convince me because I'll also admit I have not tried a single one of these things. I need to challenge my self to make a bacon cake or something, maybe then I won't be such a hater.

There is one place however where sugar and salt intersect that is as old as time and is, in this girl's opinion, the most delicious way it's done and that is on the breakfast plate.

~Syrup and bacon~

~Syrup and sausage~

~Syrup and ham~

(I will digress so far as to say that I am  intrigued by recipes I've seen for candied bacon.)

My mom used to make these pancakes every now and again when I was a little girl and I've been singing the praises of her "pancakes with cubed ham in the batter" to my husband for the majority of our 12 year marriage. But once again, the lazy breakfast line cook in me has never gotten around to making it for him.

Until today.

It was fun to put this together for the family this morning. And everyone raved about it.

Everyone, that is, except my youngest, who is still in the "none of my foods can ever be touching" phase. He got the deconstructed ham pancakes version of the recipe (pancakes with ham on the side).

Ham Pancakes
~servings vary~

Note* This is kinda more an idea, than a literal recipe.You can use your favorite pancake mix (my family's favorite is Snoqualamie Falls Lodge Old Fashioned Pancake and Waffle Mix. Not sure if it is widely available, it's made here in Seattle) or pancake recipe.

1. Your favorite pancake mix (or recipe), prepared according to package instructions
2. Ham, cut into 1/4 inch cubes (for my recipe this morning I used 3c. pancake mix (15-18 pancakes according to package) and a little over 1 c. diced ham)
3. Syrup and butter, whatever you like to put on your pancakes

Make pancakes as you usually would. After pouring batter onto your hot griddle, sprinkle the diced ham on top of the uncooked pancake side (as little or as much as you like). Continue with the recipe as you would with regular pancakes.


  1. yum! i ordered these at a restaurant not that long ago, but they also had cheese, which translated to fried cheese, greasy ham pancakes, not good at all! these look perfect (and simple) can't wait to try to them!!

  2. I want some for my breakfast tomorrow :)

  3. These look great! It shows the sweet/savory combo can actually work - I am totally with you on bacon though (esp bacon cupcakes. ew.), but I've tried chocolate with bits of crispy bacon and it was really good!

    1. Thanks for the compliment! See,I agree with you there with the chocolate. I think in smaller doses,the bacon confections sound okay.

  4. My boyfriend would love these ham pancakes! Seriously, it would make his day. I'll have to surprise him when his birthday comes up in June! :)

    Thanks for the sweet comment on my website!

  5. I LOVE ham! And pancakes! I've never heard of this delicious idea of combining the two! Love it! :)