Certainly these days part of the fun of cooking pancakes is in the tossing. To toss a pancake successfully takes a combination of the perfect pancake and good technique - it's so easy to get it wrong and end up with half the pancake still stuck to the pan while the other half is stuck to the ceiling or floor. All in all, it's probably best to practise a few times without an audience.
Wow, this 2-year-old question has resurfaced. Maybe a new audience will contribute their expertise.
I have perfected pancake tossing to a science. Here is my surefire method: First make sure the bottom of the pancake is completely black, AND the top is brown to dark brown; shake the pan side to side and see if the pancake will slide out. If so, you are ready. Toss the darn thing into the air, just short of the ceiling. Try to catch it with the pan. If not, it will still make a spectacular show when it lands on the counter, your head or the floor--very amusing to your guests and your children. Your wife, however, will probably not laugh, after the third time. Wives, that's how they are.
Well to toss a pancake, you only need to pick it up, and then toss it, but, I think you mean flipping a pancake. You need a good pan one where your pancake isn't going to stick, then keep a spatula ready to loosen the cake, then hold the handle, and shake the pan a little to make sure the cake is going to move around, then push the pan forward and up, then like you do an egg, catch the cake, and put the pan back down. There you go. Most people don't flip their pancakes though. Hope this helps, good luck to you.
Well first you have it in your frying pan and you grab the handle of the frying pan and give the pan a little toss in the air and then watch the pancake fall back down and try to put your frying pan under the pancake and catch it!
EASY! Just put a lot of margarine, butter, oil etc... To the pan wait till you see a lotof air bubbles, then flip it you got to wait do not flip right away "cooks taught me some tricks". I know cause I've been in the rest. Business for 8 yrs. And watched and learned a lot BOY!
If they're little pancakes, I can toss them about two inches in the air and hopefully they turn upside down in the pan, not on the floor. Now if you buy those premade frozen ones; the ones you pop into your toaster, those are really easy to toss, causethey automatically toss themselves right out of the toaster onto your plate!