A Perfectly Portioned Pancake Recipe for One

Table for One is a column by Senior Editor Eric Kim, who loves cooking for himself—and only himself—and seeks to celebrate the beauty of solitude in its many forms.

I have decided recently to take breakfast more seriously (most important meal of the day and all that). Usually I do a pretty good job of the ritual: a single six-minute egg gets me started, Monday through Friday—though sometimes, unfortunately, I only manage a cup of black coffee before I rush out the door.