This is my mum's recipe, and we have it every time I go to Utah for Christmas. I don't know if German Pancakes really have German origins, it could be one of those "french toast" or "french fry" things. We used to call them Popeye pancakes when I was a kid. We also used to put ketchup on tacos, but that's a different story. In any case, these are delicious for breakfast, and I recommend slathering them with apple syrup, a recipe for which you will also find posted in the comments. How do they puff up so nicely? As with so many things in life, the key is BUTTER.