Golden beauties

My family has the oddest cravings - for example, today, when my family urged me to make pancakes this close to midnight. Of course I got out my pan with delight and began to make pancakes.

I started out with the utmost confidence; the first couple ones were beautifully golden as I flipped them over. When I'd let them cook for the second time, however, the opposite side failed to reach the same, continuous, beautifully golden look the other side had (of course this side faced the plate when I presented these to the waiting horde).

For now my pancake making abilities are not in question, but for the next time this odd craving strikes my family:

How can you properly get both sides of a pancake to be even and golden?

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