These are the diner pancakes that you love - the truly amazing ones.
Keyword: Buttermilk Pancakes
Servings: 164-inch pancakes
2 ½cupsstore-bought buttermilk (not a buttermilk substitute)
vegetable or coconut oil for the pan
Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and kosher salt and set aside. Add the buttermilk and the eggs, whisk to combine, and then add the butter. Whisk once more and then let the batter rest while the griddle or pan heats.
Be careful not to overbeat the pancake batter, lumps are fine. This is a very thick batter and the pancakes will thin out as they cook on the griddle.
Heat a flat-bottom nonstick skillet or electric griddle (this is my favorite griddle) over medium heat. Oil the skillet or griddle generously (using about a tablespoon of oil) and then pour 1/3 cup of batter onto the griddle for each pancake.
Let cook until the pancakes begin to bubble on top and they are lightly browned on the bottom, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook the second side until golden brown. Serve warm with the toppings of your choice.