Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Recipe Wednesday - Lilypad Pancakes

(From Whining and Dining)

Lilypad Pancakes

8 ounces (about 1.5 cups) of frozen peas, thawed
2 Tbsp water
1 egg (I doubled the recipe and used 1 egg plus 1/4 cup applesauce)
3 Tbsp flour (white or wheat)
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/8 tsp baking powder
Vegetable oil (or olive oil), as needed

Set aside 1/3 cup of peas.
Add the rest of the peas to a blender (I used a stick blender, and you can probably use a food processor, too) with water and egg; blend until smooth.

Pour mixture into a medium bowl and stir in the flour, salt, and baking powder and gradually mix with a fork or whisk. Stir in the reserved 1/3 cup of peas and let batter rest.

Place about 2 Tbsp oil in a saute pan and warm over medium heat until shimmering. Drop 1 Tbsp (or more, I made larger cakes for lunch portions) of batter into the pan. Cook for about 3 minutes until you see bubbles forming around the edges. Flip and cook the second side until lightly browned.

Optional: Serve with yogurt. (you can add a touch of curry powder to the yogurt for a little kick)

These were a big hit in our house. I decided to take a risk and double the recipe, since Baby C likes his peas so much to begin with. As I mentioned in my previous post, veggie consumption has gone way down lately, even when peas are involved. There was some initial hesitation when I handed him the fork, probably because they're green, and therefore must be veggies. I distracted him and shoved a piece in his mouth when he wasn't looking. It worked, and he chowed through the rest of it in less than a minute.

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