Pancake day is coming up so I thought we’d do some savoury pancakes as an alternative to the regular lemon & sugar versions! The pancakes themselves are exactly how I’d make them if I were doing sweet ones- it’s the filling that differs!
Now- I couldn’t decide on just one filling so I’ve done 3! Red pepper, feta and rocket. Mushroom, spinach and Gorgonzola. Asparagus, ham and Brie.
The combinations that would work are endless. Feel free to replace any of the cheeses with grated cheddar if you prefer too!
100g plain flour
Sieve the flour into a large bowl
Make a hole in the middle of the flour and crack the eggs into it
Use a whisk to stir constantly, gradually incorporating more of the flour as you pour the milk in as a constant trickle. Once you’ve poured all the milk in and have a smooth mixture pop it into the fridge while you prepare your fillings. The batter is best left to rest for 30mins.
When you’re ready to start cooking the pancakes heat a small frying pan on a medium-high heat and pour a little oil into it.
Use a piece of kitchen roll to spread the oil evenly over the pan
Use a ladle to drop a little mixture into the pan and take it off the heat immediately.
Tilt the pan to spread the mixture. Do this as quickly as you can otherwise it will start cooking and won’t spread!
Return to the heat for 1 minute then start to work the edges away from the pan with a spatula before flipping it!
Cook on the other side for 1 minute. Then pop onto a plate in a low oven (80 degrees ish) to keep it warm while you repeat the process!
Ok- so for my fillings!
Cut the cheese and pepper into cubes
Cook the pepper in a little olive oil on a medium heat until soft (around 8mins)
Spoon on the peppers and feta onto a pancake
Sprinkle over some rocket
Heat a little oil in the pan and cook the mushrooms until soft
Add a couple of handfuls of spinach to the pan and stir until wilted.
Spoon the mushrooms and spinach into a pancake
Add some Gorgonzola
Cut the woody ends off the asparagus
Put into a bowl with a couple of tablespoons of water. Cover with cling film and pierce it a few times. Pop into the microwave on high for 3mins to steam. Take the cling film off as soon as it’s done.
Cut slices of Brie.
Put a slice of ham on the pancake
Place the steamed asparagus on top
Then place the Brie in too