Thursday, September 5, 2013

Vegetable Pancakes

Have you ever tried to make your own veggie burgers? This is a super easy, super healthy recipe that is so tasty. And healthy! NOM NOM!

Vegetable Pancakes, veggie burgers drollgirl
not the best photo, but i was so excited to EAT THESE that i couldn't be bothered to carefully compose a pretty pic


Vegetable Pancakes

About 1 1/2 pounds grated vegetables, peeled first if necessary (3 cups packed), and squeezed dry
1/2 small onion, grated; or 4 scallions
1 egg or 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
1/4 cup white or whole wheat flour, more or less
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Olive or vegetable oil or butter for greasing the pan

Grate the vegetable or vegetables by hand or with the grating disk of a food processor. Mix together the vegetables, onion, egg, and 1/4 cup of the flour. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add a little more flour if the mixture isn’t holding together.

Put a little butter or oil in a large skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. When the butter is melted or the oil is hot, drop in spoonfuls of the batter, using a fork to spread the vegetables into an even layer, press down a bit. Work in batches to prevent overcrowding. Cook, turning once, until nicely browned on both sides, about 5 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.

I used carrots, red/yellow/orange bell peppers, mushrooms, sweet onion and cilantro, but I think you could pretty much use any combo you can think of! I have made this several times, and I keep trying different combos. Next time I think I will use Italian bread crumbs instead of flour, or maybe even quinoa. Endless options!  I have been eating one or two of these for breakfast every morning -- a good way to start the day with VEGGIES!

recipe found here

5 comments:

Lorena said...

Wow, this is something i would try.

Maegan Tintari said...

omg YUM!!!!

Meghan said...

oh, I LOVE patties of all kinds!! Yum!!

Mandy_Fish said...

I don't know. These sound like a lot of work. Aren't pop tarts easier?

;-p

Trissta said...

YES! Those look amazing! Super yummy. I'm definitely going to be trying these asap! I have a ton of squash from my garden that I didn't know what to do with... know I know!

Much Love,
Trissta