1 cup finely chopped ham
1/3 cup finely chopped sweet onion
1 cup All Purpose Flour
1 tablespoon chives
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2/3 cup milk
1 large egg, beaten
1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
3/4 cup shredded swiss cheese
warm maple syrup for serving
1. In a medium skillet, cook the ham pieces until they begin to brown. Add the onion and continue to cook until the ham has browned slightly and the onion is softened. Scoop out a heaping tablespoonful of the ham mixture for topping the griddle cakes upon serving - set aside.
2. While the ham is cooking, whisk together the flour, chives, baking powder, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir in the milk, egg, and oil just until combined. Stir in the ham/onion mixture and 3/4 cup cheese. The mixture will be thick and lumpy.
3. Heat a griddle or large skillet and spray with nonstick spray. Pour a heaping 1/4 cup of the batter onto the griddle and cook until it is golden brown - usually 3 to 4 minutes. Flip for an additional 2 to 3 minutes on the other side. Repeat with the remaining batter.
4. Serve stacks of 2 or 3 topped with an additional sprinkle of Swiss cheese and warm maple syrup.