Got Leftover Pancake Batter? Then Use It To Make Fried Chicken!

Anna Lewis
·2-min read

From Delish

Today is the day – Pancake Day is finally upon us! This means piles of pancakescrepes and American style pancakes – will be covering kitchen worktops and dining tables across the UK.

But what happens if you’ve made a ton of pancake batter and you simply cannot eat even more wafer-thin pancake? It sounds unlikely, admittedly, but it can happen. So what are you going to do with that leftover pancake batter? It seems like such a shame to throw it away.

Well, have you ever thought of using it to make homemade fried chicken? The type of fried chicken you get at KFC. Sounds damn tasty, right?

Pancake mix is simply a runny batter made from eggs, flour, and milk. This is the same basic batter that's used for deep frying, so you can simply add herbs and spices to leftover pancake mix to create the perfect coating for fried chicken, or recreate a pub-style fish and chips dinner by making battered cod!

But what if you don't have a deep fat fryer? Well, panic not, friend! You can spray your battered food with oil and shallow fry it in a frying pan, skillet, or wok to achieve a similar level of crispy, crunchiness.

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

It was actually Skips And Bins who gave us that idea, as those guys are keen to cut down on the nation’s food waste.

And if you don’t fancy fried chicken for dinner, how does a Yorkshire pudding sound? Mmmmmmmmmmm, toad in the hole, anyone?

Photo credit: Delish
Photo credit: Delish

Because remember, pancake batter is essentially the same as Yorkshire pudding mix. Pour your whisked batter into a hot, oiled pudding tray for individual Yorkshires that are perfect for a mid-week roast!

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