Friday, June 24, 2005

Vegetable Pancake

I am a weird pancake eater. I prefer savory over sweet pancakes. I would rather find a slice of swiss cheese in my pancake than maple syrup on my pancake.

I made this recipe up, inspired by Japanese okonomi-yaki.

It is a kitchen sink recipe - anything in the veg drawer can go into it. I love fresh corn, a bit of onion, scallion or shallot, sliced bell peppers, shredded carrots or zucchini.

The raw

It is a lunchtime staple because I can make it in about 5 minutes. I usually eat it with dijon mustard, salsa, taco sauce or soy sauce, depending on my mood & what culinary region is tickling me lately.

You could add meat too - I never thought of that until just this moment! See what 20 years of vegetarianism will do to you.

1 egg, beaten
A couple tablespoons of flour
About 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 cup of vegetables shredded or in small dice
dash of salt

Blend all ingredients and cook over medium high heat in a lightly oiled non-stick frying pan. Flip when the bottom has gotten brown. That is it.

And the cooked.


satiko said...

I'm Japanese!And I ate "okonomiyaki" just yasterday!!
I love okonomiyaki very much!!
So, I advaice you use a lot caddage! You cut it very small (like a seed of an apple)and an onion same size.Next,you mixed eggs,wheat flour,a little solt and it.If you like a yam, you grind it up and pot into it!!
I sometime make okonomiyaki.So,this way may be right!! So, if you have chance,please try it!!!!!

Suebob said...

Thanks Satiko! Yes, cabbage is very good. Cutting it very small sounds like a good idea. And I never thought of yam. That sounds good too!