Vegetable Pancake


Minoo made a Vegetable Pancake in her cooking class at the Caring Place. If you have problems getting your kids to eat vegetables, like mine, the Vegetable Pancake is a good way to get them to eat it. This pancake is crispy which somehow camouflages the vegetables in it.

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The tuna topping gives the Vegetable Pancake an extra edge. I think it’s a brilliant idea Minoo had of the tuna topping. I can imagine how rather ho-hum this would be without this extra topping.

Ingredients

  • 2 potatoes peeled
  • 1 onion peeled
  • 2 carrots peeled
  • 1 cup Biscuit or pancake flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dry or fresh herbs like rosemary, thymes, sage (optional)
  • oil for frying

Toppings

  • Mix a can of fish (salmon/tuna/sardines) with some mayonnaise and green onions (optional)
  • Crush a can of beans (chickpea/navy beans/kidney beans) and add 1 tablespoon of oil and 1-2 teaspoons of chopped garlic

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Instructions

Minoo005_edited-1Prepare the topping by mixing a small can of flaked tuna (drained) with some mayonnaise. Set aside for later use.
Minoo006_edited-1Grate the potatoes and carrots and finely chopped the onions. Place in a colander and squeeze out as much liquid as possible in a sink.
Minoo007_edited-1In a bowl, beat the eggs and combine with milk.In case you run out of milk, you may reconstitute some milk powder with some water.
Minoo008_edited-1Mix in the Bisquick. Whisk until it’s not lumpy and the mixture is smooth.
Minoo009_edited-1Season the shredded vegetables with salt, pepper and herbs.
Minoo011_edited-1Add the egg mixtures into the shredded vegetables and mix well.
Minoo013_edited-1In a pan, heat some oil on medium. Spoon a tablespoon of the vegetable mixture into the pan and flatten with the back of the spoon. Brown for about 2 minutes or until the batter dries on the top. Turn the batter over and brown for another 1-2 minutes. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel.

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The Vegetable Pancake is best served hot with the topping. You may substitute other vegetables like zuchinni, green beans or green onions (thinly sliced). Minoo, thank you for a great recipe to get kids to eat vegetables.

4 thoughts on “Vegetable Pancake

  1. First time to your blog and I noticed the veggie pancakes came from “Minoo”? Minoo is a Persian name. Is she Persian? Does she have some Persian recipes to share?

    I love Persian food and am always looking for new Persian recipes 🙂

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