While there are a number of different pancakes you can try this year, if you’re going ahead with the traditional crêpe, it’s time to start thinking about fillings. And while many people’s go to includes a sweet treat or two, savoury pancake fillings can be just as exciting. So give the lemon and sugar the day off this Shrove Tuesday, and prepare yourself to start experimenting with some new savoury pancake recipes…

A Mexican twist on the classic

Swap your lemon out for lime and your sugar out for a teaspoon of chilli powder, and you’ve got the beginnings of zesty, fiery Mexican themed pancake worth remembering. Pair with a teaspoon of garlic powder and paprika to complete your rub, and smother on thin strips of chicken before frying and filling. Add cheese, sliced avocado and jalapeños for a real fajita inspired treat.

Easy cheesy

A staple when it comes savoury pancakes, if you’re all about cheese, this one’s a winner. Ricotta and spinach is a classic combo, but you can take it a step further and even bring mascarpone and a bit of parmesan into the mix for a real flavour hit.

The best bit about these savoury stuffed pancakes is that they’re not a simple fill and serve. To really get the best out of them, roll up your ricotta and spinach filling (seasoned with a little salt, pepper and nutmeg), then top with your mascarpone and pop in the oven, finishing with a dusting of parmesan.

Steak your own

Steak and pancakes might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of savoury pancake fillings, but when done right, they’ll revolutionise the way you look at your pancake meals. Simply choose your favourite cut, cook it the way you like it, and leave to rest.

Once cooled, slice as thinly as possible (if you’re not a whiz in the kitchen, thin-cut sizzle steaks are a great workaround!) and place in your pancake. Top with onions, mushrooms, and if you’re feeling saucy, a drizzle of chimichurri. Then you’re good to go!

Winner winner, chicken dinner

While we’re on meat with pancakes, another strong pairing is chicken - not least because it’s so versatile. Chicken and chorizo, chicken and mushroom, chicken and spinach, chicken and bacon, the possibilities are endless!

Part of the fun of pancake day is the opportunity to get creative and customise, and by using chicken as a base, you can spice and marinade in any way you like based on what you decide to pair it with. For a guaranteed winner, fry your chicken with a little bacon before adding double cream and leaving to simmer. Once done, simply fill, and enjoy!

Chinese pancakes

These are Chinese pancakes, but not quite as you know them. Ever had duck pancakes and just craved that little bit extra? Well why not go big and use your traditional crêpe as a base for the most audacious duck pancake going. All you need is three main ingredients. Duck, sliced cucumber, and hoisin sauce. Assemble your savoury stuffed pancake as normal and prepare to be amazed.

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There you have it, savoury pancake recipes so good, you’ll need to whip up a few mixtures just to try them all! From steak and pancakes to moreish meat-free options, there’s a world of savoury pancake fillings out there just waiting to be discovered.

What are you waiting for? Pop down to your local convenience store today to grab your favourite ingredients!