Pancakes Cheese, Ham & Chilli Jam, Madame!

Every time we make pancakes I say the same thing: we don’t make pancakes enough! They are simple and quick to make and so versatile when it comes to fillings or toppings. On those rare occasions we actually get crêpeing, I tend to veer towards the sweet side more often than not. This time it was the turn of savoury.

Cheese and ham are a classic pairing and a favourite in our house. We often add a smear of sweet hot chilli jam when making cheese and ham on toast, so I was confident the same combination would work in a pancake. For the Madame version, we simply added an egg! (I’ve provided recipes for both versions, below).

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To make the pancakes, you can use your standard crêpe recipe – we’re looking for thin French-style pancakes here, not the thick and fluffy kind. I tend to refer to Delia for this. Alternatively, use the Asda Mix-o-meter which helpfully scales the batter recipe up or down for you depending on how many pancakes you want to make.

I’d suggest making all the pancakes first, so you can find your rhythm and get your cooking time and flipping technique down pat.

 

Recipe: Pancakes Cheese, Ham & Chilli Jam

Ingredients (per pancake)
1 crêpe
1 slice good quality ham
1-2 teaspoons chilli jam
Approximately 2 tablespoons grated cheddar cheese

Note: I recommend two pancakes per person.

Method

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  • Spread the chilli jam onto one side of the ham.

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  • Place the crêpe into a flat-bottomed frying pan on low to medium heat. Put the ham on top – chilli jam side up – and sprinkle the cheese over it.
  • Fold the pancake in half and cook on one side for a minute or two before turning over to heat the other side. This shouldn’t need long as you’re just heating through and melting the cheese.
  • Serve hot.

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Recipe: Pancakes Cheese, Ham & Chilli Jam, Madame!

Ingredients (per pancake)
1 crêpe
1 slice good quality ham
1-2 teaspoons chilli jam
Approximately 2 tablespoons grated cheddar cheese
1 egg

Note: I recommend two pancakes per person.

Method

  • Turn your grill on to medium-high heat.
  • Spread the chilli jam onto one side of the ham.

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  • Place the crêpe into an oven-proof pan. Put the ham on top – chilli jam side up – and sprinkle the cheese over it.

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  • Carefully break the egg into the centre of the pancake and fold the sides in to form a square. The egg yolk should be uncovered, in the centre (nudge with your finger if necessary).
  • Place the pan under the grill for a few minutes until the egg white is cooked.
  • Serve hot.

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9 Comments to "Pancakes Cheese, Ham & Chilli Jam, Madame!"

  1. sandi

    I love the idea of this combination in a pancake, definitely will try this when we manage to reclaim the kitchen and dining table back from the jaws of chaos.

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    kaveyeats

    Very quick and easy too – we nearly always have chilli jam in the cupboard…

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  2. What Kate Baked

    You’ve just documented, word for word, the exact same conversation we had thus morning concerning pancakes. We’ve resolved not to make them a once yearly Shrove Tuesday event… I guess you could say we are taking them up for Lent!

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    kaveyeats

    Ha, that’s a cool idea – instead of giving up something naughty for lent, take up something tasty instead!

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  3. Katie Bryson

    These savoury pancakes look delish Kavey – I adore chilli jam and imagine it’s lush slathered over a slice of ham with melted cheese. My tummy is def rumbling now! I’m thinking about a creme fraiche and grain mustard sauce with sausages for a savoury filling idea for us on tuesday night… determined to have pancakes for main and pudding this year!!!

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    kaveyeats

    Thanks Katie! I love sausages in creamy mustard, with lots of onions too?

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  4. Jenny @ BAKE

    Such a fantastic idea! my mouth is watering just at the sight of this! I keep thinking of other sandwich options that could be turned into pancake fillings!

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    kaveyeats

    Yes, the hot dog toasted sandwich I did a while ago, or the pizza toastie, might work in a savoury pancake too.

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