“Monsters” is a childhood name for German Pancakes, which come out of the oven puffed up and, if the right amount of green and blue food color is applied, looks like some sort of monster. My siblings and I always loved to race to the kitchen just as my mom was pulling them out of the oven, to see how big and puffy they were that morning! They looked different every time she pulled them out of the oven, and after only a few seconds they would lose their puff, so she was usually  nice enough to call us into the kitchen before she pulled them out.
We always ate them with syrup, but I recently tried lemon and powdered sugar, which is also great!


9 eggs
1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter (1 cube)


Preheat the oven to 450 F.
Place the cube of butter in a 9×13 pan and place in the oven as it preheats, to melt the butter. Keep an eye on it to make sure that the butter doesn’t burn.
Mix the eggs, flour, milk and salt with egg beaters until the majority of the lumps are gone. It helps to mix the milk and flour first, until smooth, and then add the remaining ingredients. This significantly reduces the number of flour lumps, compared to mixing everything together at once. Once the oven has preheated and the butter has melted, pour the egg mixture into the pan with the butter. Bake for 20 minutes.
Optional: Add food coloring after baking, to make them look like real monsters!

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