Try this authentic Victorian recipe from the BryonySeries cookbook and one that often appeared on Bryony Simons' breakfast tray.
3 great spoonfuls butter or lard
Thin slices ham
Make quite a thin batter of flour, water, eggs, and a little salt. Pour the batter over the bottom of a Dutch oven or frying-pan, which has a very little hot butter, or lard in it; say 3 great spoonfuls. Let the batter be no thicker on the bottom than a straw; let it fry for a couple of minutes and then cover the batter with very thin slices of ham, and pour a thin layer of batter over them. Let it fry till the bottom looks a yellowish brown (have a hot fire), then cut it into squares, or into triangular quarters, or eighths, and turn it with a knife, and let it fry until the other side is browned.
From "Memories in the Kitchen: Bites and Nibbles From 'Bryony'"
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