Spinach Pancakes – 1

  • I kept hearing about spinach pancakes and looked for a good recipes.
  • In the end, I adapted my own pancake recipe
  • This version is the thin type – often called a crêpe or in Polish  naleśnik.
  • This is adapted the recipe the perfect pancake 
  • Using  less flour and
  • Less liquid.
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  • Butter and oil for frying

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 100g fresh spinach
  • 200ml milk
  • 100ml water
  • 150g plain flour

Method

  • Shred the spinach in a mini-chopper or blender.
  • Mix the eggs with the milk and water.
  • Add the flour until well blended.
  • Add the spinach.
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  • If you leave this batter for a while, you will have to mix up the spinach.
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  • Get a pancake pan hot with a little oil and butter.
  • Use a standard ladle amount of batter to pour the mixture into the pan.
  • Tilt the pan so that the mixture covers the surface completely and evenly.
  • Cook the pancakes on one side and turn then over.
  • You can make them up one by one or stack then up with a piece of greaseproof paper in between them.
  • You can do this and leave then for later use.
  • Pancakes with sweet fillings are normally folded into triangles – fan -shaped  by folding the pancake into half and half again.
  • Pancakes with savoury fillings are normally rolled up.
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  • Pancakes rolled up without a filling can be cut and used as noodles or added to soups.

 

Spring Onion Pancakes

  • I came across a recipe for adding spring onions to waffle mixtures.
  • I will have a go at this later but thought I would try out the idea with pancakes.

Ingredients

  • Pancake batter using 2 eggs
  • The green part of 7-8 spring onions or lots of chives.

Method

  • Mix up your pancake batter and leave to rest.
  • I made a 2 egg version using my perfect pancake recipe.
  • Leave to rest.
  • Use the green part of the spring onions and chop them finely.
  • Stir the chopped spring onions into the batter when you are starting to make them.
  • Make the pancakes as you usually do – you might want to make them slightly thicker.
  • Keep them warm in the oven separated with greaseproof if you want them all at the same time.
  • Fan fold the pancakes.
  • Pour maple syrup over them to serve.
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  • Also delicious with grilled smoked bacon.