Tuesday, July 26, 2011

zucchini pancakes

That first foot-long zucchini from our CSA bag was easy to put to use:  zucchini bread, zucchini muffins, grilled zucchini and lots of zucchini in the latest batch of vegetable curry.

The second foot-long zucchini has been sitting in the fridge for almost a week.

It was time to get creative......Liza had grated zucchini in her yogurt.  Henry turned his nose up at grated zucchini with cinnamon.  Yeah.  I know.  It really wasn't too creative.  But, I tried and that should count.

Tonight I completely deviated from my meal plan and fixed up a batch of zucchini pancakes.  After all, I always need a reason to eat honey for supper and the loaf of home-baked bread in my tummy needed some carbohydrate friends to keep it company.

It is the same recipe as my Everyday Pancake recipe with a few tweaks and, um, zucchini.

Zucchini Pancakes

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1.5 cups almond milk
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 cup shredded zucchini

1. Heat griddle over medium low heat.
2. Mix dry ingredients.
3. Mix wet ingredients.
4. Gently fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients.  Batter will be lumpy.
5. Ladle batter onto hot griddle.  Flip when bottom is browned and bubbles rise to the surface.

Have I oded my love to Mark Bittman and his How to Cook Everything Vegetarian Cookbook?  If not, that is sad sad sad.  It is my most cherished cookbook and my go-to for everything, um, vegetarian.  When the title says "everything"  it means everything.  From homemade tortillas to Thai peanut sauce to almond cake.   If it is meatless, Mark Bittman has the recipe and then 5 more variations for you to try out.  Love him.

In fact, Taylor read a quote from a "politician" the other day.  It went on about how we should tax processed foods and anything with high-fructose corn syrup and subsidize fresh and local fruits and vegetables.  I got so excited because I've said this for years and was pumped somebody was finally on my side.  

Have to admit it was a bit of a letdown to find out it was not a politician in the end.....it was Mark Bittman.  

Love him.


Kaitlin @ More Like Mary said...

I've got a zucchini on the counter and almond milk in my fridge!

Kissey said...

natural unprocessed locally-grown produce/food is my passion. well, one of them anyway!

Christina Rose Morgan said...

My mouth is watering at all of the zucchini creations you mention!! I can't wait to make these pancakes!!