Ok, I know, there is nothing like the good old American pancakes for breakfast. I agree. But I am not talking about breakfast. I am talking about lunch or dinner. Or late lunch-brinner. So, you can keep your classic pancake recipes for breakfast and learn how to make super delish savoury pancakes from scratch.
Savoury Pancake Base
What do you use as base for savoury pancakes? There are many things to choose from: sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, pumpkin, zucchini. Or you can make regular pancake batter and add some stuff in it, like bacon, meat, cheese or vegetables. Guys, this is serious food we are talking about. What matters most is that they are very fast and simple to prepare (the average frying time is 3 minutes for each side) and they won’t leave your kitchen in a mess.
Savoury Canadian Bacon Pancakes
This recipe is made with a pancake batter mix bought from the store, but you can make your own in no time. Just take the recipe you usually use to make the classic pancakes and add the savoury ingredients: fried shallots, Canadian bacon and seasonings.
Garlic and Onion Savoury Zucchini Pancakes
Here is a recipe that will take 15 minutes to make: in a bowl, mix 2 cups of grated zucchini, 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, minced garlic, one small minced onion, salt and pepper. Add 3 eggs and 1-2 cups of biscuit making mix. Form pancakes and fry them until browned. A piece of (pan) cake!
This colorful recipe is made of grated sweet potato mixed with flour, eggs and onion. Besides the regular seasonings it also has nutmeg. It is best served with sour cream on top.
Instead of sweet potato you can add regular potato in the same mixture plus a package of frozen spinach.
Savoury Pumpkin-Cheddar Pancakes with Rosemary
The ingredients you need for this recipe are pumpkin, flour, egg, milk, onion, baking powder, baking soda, honey, vinegar, salt and pepper. Once you’ve stirred and combined them, fold in the cheese. Fry about 3 minutes per side until dark brown and crunchy.
Carrot Pancakes with Salted Yogurt
This recipe is not only vegetarian, but also gluten free. The chickpea flour makes it extra healthy. Combine the carrots, eggs and chickpea flour in a large bowl, season and fry each side for about 3 minutes. Serve with salted yoghurt and salad.
For this recipe it is best to use fresh peas, which need to be cooked about 3 minutes. If you use frozen peas they don’t need cooking. Place cottage cheese, flour and eggs with oil and salt in a blender. When blended, add the peas together with 4 scallions. Fry 3 minutes per side.
If you want more avant garde savoury pancake variants you should try the Asian cuisine. It abounds with great unusual recipes full of exotic ingredients. You may also like the South American tortilla-like alternatives to pancakes.