Wicklow Pancake is an herb flavored savory served for any meal of the day, but never with syrup. A great dish to make for St. Patrick’s Day breakfast.

Wicklow Pancake

Wicklow Pancake (Irish)
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Though traditionally served for breakfast, this makes an excellent starter course for dinner when served in smaller portions.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Irish
Serves: 4 for breakfast, 6 for starters
  • 4 large eggs*
  • 600 ml milk
  • 4 ounces fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • 1 pinch chopped thyme
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped chives or scallions
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  1. Beat the eggs lightly, then add the milk, breadcrumbs, herbs and seasonings, and mix well.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the butter in a pan until foaming, then pour in the mixture and cook over a low flame until it is brown underneath and just set on top. Put under the grill to finish.
  3. Serve sliced. May be accompanied by sour cream and herbs, or other savory toppings.
* Or six smaller ones.

Serve cut into wedges with a knob of butter on each portion.


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