My grandmother is from Mississippi. I call these her 'soul food' pancakes because she grew up at a time when people who had very little made simple meals taste super delicious. Every Sunday before church, she made these pancakes to get us out of bed. They have a crepe like texture but are still pancakes and are delicious.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium-low heat; saute plantains until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer plantains to a paper towel-lined plate using a slotted spoon.

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  • Beat egg in a large bowl until fluffy. Stir milk and margarine into egg; add flour, sugar, baking powder, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir mixture until batter is smooth. Fold plantains into batter.

  • Melt 1 teaspoon butter in a heavy griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Griddle is ready with a drop of water breaks into several smaller balls that dance around griddle. Pour batter, about 1/4 cup per pancake, into hot griddle. Cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip pancakes and cook until browned on the other side, 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

Cook's Note:

For a thinner batter, add water to find your preferred consistency.

If plantains are very ripe, the sugar in them will make them turn darker faster while sauteeing in butter, but they will still taste good.

Nutrition Facts

215 calories; protein 5.2g 10% DV; carbohydrates 32.2g 10% DV; fat 7.9g 12% DV; cholesterol 37.5mg 13% DV; sodium 356.4mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2014
I've been searching for a plantain recipe to satisfy my craving for Costa Rican food (in Canada) and this one is it! Followed the recipe to a T, but mashed the plantains after they were fried and then folded them into the mixture. Seriously can't stop eating them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2014
I've been searching for a plantain recipe to satisfy my craving for Costa Rican food (in Canada) and this one is it! Followed the recipe to a T, but mashed the plantains after they were fried and then folded them into the mixture. Seriously can't stop eating them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2016
Amazing!!!So light and fluffy it tasted amazing and my kids absoloutly loved it! Perfect treat for lazy Sunday mornings!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2015
Great taste! Definitely a "soul food" for our house Read More
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