Pannekoek, the Dutch Pancake

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This savory pannekoek almost resembles a pizza. [Flickr: Greta B.]

It's important to know all the members of the pancake family. Pannekoeken are Dutch-style pancakes that, like crepes, can go the sweet or savory route, but have a little more heft since they're filled with anything from mushrooms and bacon to Gouda and apple slices. It's kind of like an omelette except with a pancake foundation. They're also enjoyed plain with just some butter and sugar or stroop (syrup) on top.

The San Francisco Chronicle had a nice profile on the anytime-meal yesterday. The recipe for the plain pannekoek is easy, just an eggs-milk-flour-salt batter, and the fillings are up to you.

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