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"THE KID" PANCAKES - Thaddeus Phillips, creator/performer (17 Border Crossings)

"These are our attempts to make the same pancakes that Charlie Chaplin and The Kid eat in the 1921 silent film, "The Kid". My 7 year old and I were watching the movie, and they looked so good we attempted to recreate them and now do often which makes us feel like we are in the movie."
Prep Time 4 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Course Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • Pancake Mix (any kind)
  • Milk
  • Water
  • Egg


  • 1 Banana
  • Bit of Oatmeal
  • Salt


  • Mix the mix, egg and milk (or whatever ingredients your pancake mix calls for). (You can add a banana, crushed with a fork, oatmeal, a bit of cocoa, dash of salt, pink himalayan or black hawaiian salt are ideal, and a tiny touch of oil to the batter._
  • Pre-Heat pan. Add a bit of oil and butter. (Good if it's a bit hot, so the batter hits the pan and gets that nice little crunch around the edges.)
  • After many bubbles appear in each cake, flip them till done.


It is essential, for the correct taste, so butter each pancake, then stack in a layer of at least 5, pour on maple syrup, and cut into eighths, so each bite on your fork is one part of each of the five pancakes. The mix really does not matter it is the HOW you eat them that is key. To see the real McCoy, watch THE KID.