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    Easy to Make Popovers Recipe

    Published December 4, 2020. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    Popovers are a classic simple to prepare side dish that’s great to serve up for a holiday meal or even as a delicious accompaniment to any main weeknight meal.

    In our family, we are all about the side dishes, because they help to add amazing variety to any entrée.  If you love trying as many things as possible at one meal like we do, then for sure check out my Hummus or Oven Roasted Potatoes.

    popovers on a cutting board with herb butter

    Popovers

    Popovers are a tasty bread-like recipe that is doughy, flaky, and nothing short of delicious.  They are loaded with protein and incredibly easy to prepare to make it an amazing side dish to any meal.  They are however most often served up over the holidays as a savory side dish but can also be enjoyed at breakfast with some jam or jelly.

    There are several toppings you can serve with popovers such as herbs, compound butter, different cheeses, you name it, you can do it.  This recipe is full proof and works every time.

    Are Popovers and Yorkshire Pudding the Same Thing?

    Popovers and Yorkshire pudding share the exact same ingredients, but the only difference is the cooking process.  While popovers are made in a popover pan or muffin tins, Yorkshire pudding is usually made in the pan where a steak has been cooked and the rendered steak drippings are used to coat the pan.

    How to Make Popovers from Scratch

    Follow these easy instructions for how to make this tasty recipe:

    Preheat the popover pan or muffin tin in the oven at 425° for at least 10 minutes.

    adding popover pans to an oven

    Whisk together eggs, melted unsalted butter, and whole milk in a bowl until completely combined and set aside.

    whisking together milk and eggs

    In a separate large bowl whisk together flour and salt until combined.

    whisking together flour in a bowl

    Add the flour to the egg and milk mixture and completely whisk until very smooth and combined.

    adding wet ingredients to a bowl of dry ingredients

    Remove the pan from the oven and spray with non-stick spray and evenly pour in the batter.  Bake at 425° for 20 minutes and then at 325° for 10 minutes.

    adding batter to popover pans

    Finish with herb butter or bake with shredded cheese on top before cooking.

    finishing popovers with cheese

     

    What to Serve It With?

    Traditionally they are served up with large beef or other protein roasts.  Here are a few things you can serve them with:

    Recipe Chef Notes + Tips

    Make-Ahead: These are meant to be eaten as soon as they are baked, but they can be made up to 1 day ahead of time.  Reheat them before serving.

    How to Reheat: Place the desired number of popovers on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper and bake in the oven at 350° for 3-4 minutes or until hot.  You can also cook in the microwave on a microwave-safe plate until hot.

    How to Store: Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.  Cover and freeze for up to 2 months.  Thaw in the refrigerator for 1 day before reheating.

    You do not have to use a popover pan for this recipe, simply substitute with a large 6 or regular 12 count muffin tin.

    If you cannot get the batter thin enough when whisking, transfer to a blender and blend on high until it is completely smooth.

    You may need to cook these in batches if you only have 1 pan.

    cooked browned popovers with herb butter

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    Easy to Make Popovers Recipe

    5 from 1 vote
    Popovers a classic simple to prepare side dish that’s great to serve up for a holiday meal or even as a delicious accompaniment to any main weeknight meal.
    Servings: 12
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 30 minutes

    Ingredients 

    • 8 large eggs
    • ¼ cup melted unsalted butter
    • 3 cups whole milk
    • 3 cups all-purpose flour
    • ¾ teaspoon sea salt

    Instructions

    • Preheat the oven to 425°.
    • Add the popover pan or muffin tin to a sheet tray and preheat in the oven for 10 minutes.
    • In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, butter, and milk until combined and smooth.
    • Next in a separate large bowl whisk together the flour and salt until combined and then add in the wet ingredients.
    • Whisk until completely smooth and set aside. If you cannot get it completely smooth, add it to a blender and blend on high for 30 seconds.
    • Take the preheated pan out of the oven and immediately spray with non-stick spray. Evenly pour in the batter until each cup is about 2/3 to ¾ of the way full.
    • Bake at 425° for 20 minutes and then at 325° for 10 minutes.
    • Serve.

    Notes

    Chef Notes:
    • Make-Ahead: These are meant to be eaten as soon as they are baked, but they can be made up to 1 day ahead of time. Reheat them before serving.
     
    • How to Reheat: Place the desired number of popovers on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper and bake in the oven at 350° for 3-4 minutes or until hot. You can also cook in the microwave on a microwave-safe plate until hot.
     
    • How to Store: Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Cover and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator for 1 day before reheating.
     
    • You do not have to use a popover pan for this recipe, simply substitute with a large 6 or regular 12 count muffin tin.
     
    • If you cannot get the batter thin enough when whisking, transfer to a blender and blend on high until it is completely smooth.
     
    • You may need to cook these in batches if you only have 1 pan.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 9gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 248mgPotassium: 154mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 375IUCalcium: 91mgIron: 2mg
    Course: Side Dish
    Cuisine: english, French