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Lily Pad Pancakes

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Recipe

These bright green pancakes are sweet and full of vegetables–a tender version of a regular pancake. Inspired by a dish at a famous restaurant in New York City, these pancakes are delicate while cooking but sturdy when cool.

Tell your kids that they look like lily pads and count them as they eat them. Have them jump their fingers from one to the other like a frog. Give them a small bowl of plain yogurt to dip into as they eat. The next time you make these, add some yellow curry powder to the yogurt.

Yield: Makes 15 silver dollar-size pancakes

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces (about 1½ cups) frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • Vegetable oil, as needed
  • Butter or plain yogurt for serving

Directions

Preparation: Set aside 1/3 cup of the peas.

Add the remaining peas to a blender with the water and egg; purée until smooth.

Pour the 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 peas; let the batter rest for 10 minutes while you clean up.

Place about 2 tablespoons of oil in a sauté pan, warm over medium heat until shimmering, and drop 1 tablespoon of batter into the pan. Gently cook for about 3 minutes, until you see bubbles forming around the edges. Flip and cook on the second side until very lightly browned. Continue until all the batter is gone. Serve warm with butter or plain yogurt.

Variation

1. Add in cooked bay shrimp, diced chicken, or fresh corn.

Notes

Use petite green peas when possible; do not use canned peas for this recipe.

Toddler tip

If your child won’t usually eat peas, make sure you add all the peas to the blender in the first step so they get puréed.


© 2008 Jennifer Carden

Note from Cookstr's Editors

Nutritional information does not include butter or plain yogurt for serving. Nutritional information is based on 15 servings.

 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

33kcal (2%)
12mg (1%)
3mg (5%)
6mcg RAE (0%)
35mg
4mg
1g
0g
1g
2g
14mg (5%)
48mg (2%)
0g (1%)
2g (3%)
0mg (2%)
 

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