As it turns out, cooking in our Keystone Bullet trailer kitchen is not all that difficult and many of the same limitations and tricks that we learned in small New York apartments apply. Full Disclosure: Shane lived in a studio in Chelsea in Manhattan that had a smaller kitchen, and unlike our camper, no oven and no freezer for six years. So when we have successes, we'll post some meals that work in the camper.
This one is not really a recipe – we just made instant pancakes and added chopped fruit to the batter. Seems like a good way to use whatever fresh items we impulse buy from the produce stands on the sides of the roads of America. In this case, we bought a sack of local apples from Waynseboro, North Carolina (this type are supposedly Arkansas Blacks) and were running out of ways to eat them.
The conventional wisdom regarding when to flip a pancake is when complete bubbles begin to burst on the surface, but with our mix loaded with apples there were bubbles immediately. Again, the first pancake should be sacrificed to science. If you can get the spatula under it, then even if it’s not cooked enough you can always flip it back to that side at the end. With practice (or by the third or fourth cake in each batch) you will figure out the timing to get that golden brown that is the platonic ideal.
Slather with butter to taste and add 100% pure maple syrup and enjoy!
Kathryn Tully and Shane Sesta are a married couple, one American and one Brit, who are spending a year traveling across America and writing about their discoveries. Sonny is their rescue cat and fried chicken aficionado.