Yotam Ottolenghi’s Savory Green Pancakes with Lime Butter2016-06-13
Comforting pancakes, fluffy and delicious, for a perfect Mediterranean brunch, from one of my favorite chefs, Yotam Ottolenghi
About this recipeI find this recipe an ideal treat for a nice Sunday Brunch, or a light diner with someone you love, or simply a gourmet afternoon snack !
British Chef Ottolenghi says about this recipe “this brought a lot of compliments after I published it in 2008”.
I tried it, and all I can say is it’s a great recipe that all my guests for the Sunday brunch love…
I initially cooked those pancakes for friends who are veggie eaters, and all I can say is I became addicted to it ! This became a recipe that I cook a few times a year, a real simple treat every time
Source of the recipeI found this great and easy recipe in the book “Plenty” of Yotam Ottolenghi.
You may find it online ICI
Yotam Ottolenghi is a british chef born in Jerusalem.
I like his cuisine as it brings a distinctive mix of Middle Eastern flavors (Israeli, Turkish, Lebanese and Armenian) with a western twist. Sort of a European and middle-eastern fusion !
The book “plenty” is a bible for vegetarians. Veggie dishes can be delicious and the book proves it !
Modifications to the original recipeI modified only a few things...
The Lime Butter
½ Cup Butter (113 grams)1 Lime Zest1 ½ tablespoons of Lime Juice¼ teaspoon of Salt½ teaspoon of White Pepper1 tablespoon of Coriander leaves (cilantro)1 Garlic Clove¼ teaspoon of Chile Flakes (Crushed red pepper
Butter(½ Cup or 113 g) in a bowl. Let it soften at room temperature for
30 minutesor more
To grate the
Lime Zest(1), my favorite zester tool is the “microplane”.
Do not grate the fruit on the zester
Instead, grate the zester on the fruit, this will ensure you are not grating the white skin which is bitter
The Spinach Pancakes
Squeeze hard on the leaves to remove as much water as possible (as you don’t want your pancakes to turn soggy)
In a mixing bowl, place:
Add into the bowl the
Spinach Leaves( ½lbs or 227 g), the
Green Onions ('Scallions')(6) and the
Egg Whites(2) : you don’t want to over mix it, stop beating at the soft peak stage or you won’t be able to incorporate it well into the batter
You may use an ice cream scoop to get the same size across your pancakes and english muffin rings to shape them
For the pancakes size : Yottolenghi mentions that pancakes should be about 2.75" (or 2 3/4" or 7 cm) in diameter and 0.39" (or 25/64" or 1 cm) thick.
Suggestions to improve this recipe...Some suggestions for next time...
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