Cheese & Ham Pancake

Cheese Pancake - Pancake Day

Cheese and ham pancakes recipe

Not just for Pancake Day! Make this easy pancake recipe for lunch or an easy dinner at any time of year – lacy homemade crépes filled with caramelised onion, melting cheese and ham and served with chips for a wallet-friendly meal

Serves 4
10 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
732 calories / serving


  • 800g straight cut chips
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, finely sliced
  • 50g plain flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 150ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 125g cooked ham, torn
  • 150g Cheddar, coarsely grated
  • 10g flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped


Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. Tip the chips onto a large baking tray and bake for 18-20 mins, turning halfway through, until golden.
Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp oil in a small saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onions and fry for 15-20 mins, stirring occasionally until completely soft and golden.

Tip the flour into a large jug. Make a well in the middle and gradually whisk in the egg and milk until you have a smooth batter.

When the chips and onions are almost cooked, heat a medium nonstick frying pan over a medium heat and wipe with oiled kitchen paper. Pour approximately 3 tbsp batter into the pan, tilting it to coat the pan evenly. Cook for 1 min, flip and cook for a further 30 secs until golden. Sprinkle the softened onion, ham, Cheddar and parsley (saving a little parsley to garnish) over one side of the crepe and fold over the pancake. Cook for 1 min to melt the cheese. Repeat until you’ve used all the ingredients and have 4 crepes in total. Serve with the chips and sprinkle with the extra parsley.

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