08 January 2007

Savory Pancakes

Kea and I got this idea from Rachael Ray's $40 a Day, when she went to Europe (either Amsterdam or Belgium--can't remember which episode it was). Rachael was introduced to savory pancakes for lunch.

She told the chef, "You know, in America we usually only think of pancakes as breakfast food."

And he looked at her like, "You Americans--you're stupid."

I tried finding recipes for savory pancakes and found these: Cheddar Chive Pancakes (you may have to scroll down), Corn Pancakes, and Ham Pancakes. We decided to go the easy route, however, and just mix in some savory ingredients in our typical Bisquick pancake mix.

We put in a cup or two of shredded monterey jack, some bacon (cooked and chopped, not too much, just enough for some meatiness), a handful of fresh spinach, and a couple handfuls of frozen broccoli (just cuz we didn't have much spinach). The batter was pretty thick by the time we put this all in, which made for thick pancakes. We first tried making big ones--the size of our non-stick pan, but I lack the skill to flip those so we went back to ones just about three inches in diameter.

I think the version on $40 a Day was thinner--more like crepes, with the filling done more omelette style, but I knew there was no way we could pull that off. Ours tasted good though--a little reminiscent of biscuits or quiche.

We'd like to experiment with this more in the future--especially adding some spiciness.

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At 6:35 PM , Blogger Jules said...

Mmm, that sounds delicious! Kawika and Akira especially love pancakes, and this recipe would be a great way to get Akira to get some veggies and protein into his diet.

At 9:16 AM , Blogger Megan said...

I'll have to try making those
for my culinary class. I have to make a bread / starch item for one of my projects in there soon.

At 8:41 AM , Blogger archi.monkey said...

pancakes are good for any meal! when i go to anna miller's late at night, I always have pancakes (and eggs and rice and sausage, too) heh.


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