Friday, September 18, 2009

Vegetable Pancakes

Making pancakes out of vegetables is a fun way to get your children to eat vegetables. Pancakes can be made from all kinds of vegetables such as carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, corn, spinach and other greens, and squash. The basic recipe for using any of these vegetables in pancakes is 4 eggs, 2 cups of veggies (shredded works best for the harder ones, greens should be cooked and chopped) about a cup of flour or more to make the batter thick enough, seasonings such as herbs, salt, pepper, onions, or garlic powder, and lastly oil for frying the pancakes. The following recipe is a different variation of a vegetable pancake that uses corn as the main vegetable, but could be replaced by any of the aforementioned vegetables.

Corn and Cornmeal Pancakes

2 cups corn kernels ( if frozen, thaw a little) pulsed in food processor 10-12 times or chopped with a knife until coarsely chopped
4 large eggs
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 cup silken tofu
1/4 cup minced onion or 1/2 cup scallions thinly sliced
1/4 tsp Tabasco sauce
1 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
chopped parsley and/or diced red peppers can be added for color but are not necessary

Put corn in to a big bowl; add ingredients up to Tabasco sauce and mix. Add dry ingredients and stir until moistened. Pour small amount of oil on a hot pan and spoon scant 1/4 cup batter and brown on both sides.


Anonymous said...

Great recipe . tasted quite a few,we all need a recipe for that select bunch of friends,Need look no more ,Delicious,Patrice

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