Hi all. First time poster on this board and was hoping you all could help me figure out where I went wrong. I made pancakes for my family and they could not have turned out worse. We have a commercial stove with a griddle that I've used before for other things. I set the temp at about 325 degrees and let it heat while I made the batter. I greased the griddle with butter and set out to make breakfast.
Well, every single pancake stuck to the griddle. I used ample amounts of butter, scraped the burnt bits between batches, adjusted the heat lower and still they stuck. I could tell a lower temp was probably better, but then the pancakes refused to brown and still got stuck, albeit much less. What in the heck was I doing wrong? In the past I've used my nonstick saute pan for pancakes and never had a problem. I know there's something basic I'm doing wrong. Oh and I was using a stainless spatula which didn't seem like the right instrument for flipping (it's too thick) but my favorite pancake spatula has disappeared. Fortunately my 2 year old thought they were delicious, but then he'd probably eat his shoe if I put a few drops of syrup on it. :)
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.