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How to make epic pancakes with your Japanese rice cooker

How to make epic pancakes with your Japanese rice cooker
Every summer, I try to spend as many days as possible on the beach at Enoshima, and each time I get out of the station and walk towards the sand, I pass a long line of people waiting for a seat at the local pancake restaurant. This isn’t Japan’s only pancake joint with a lengthy wait, either, as you can find similar eateries with comparable lines in Tokyo, too. It used to strike me as a little weird. After all, whipping up a stack of pancakes isn’t exactly the most challenging culinary feat. It can get tedious, though, as you settle into a monotonous pattern of plopping batter into the pan, flipping the half-cooked cake, and repeating over and over again. Or, you could bypass all that by making an entire batch of pancakes all at once in a rice cooker. Yes, it turns out the most ubiquitous of Japanese kitchen appliances can in fact be used to help you cook a classic American breakfast. To start, simply toss your pancake mix and any other ingredients it calls for into the rice cooker’s pot. Related:  Funny & InterestingFood & AlcoholFood Stuff

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