“Pancakes make people happy.”
Eating lo-carb generally means no potatoes. So what is a person supposed to do with all those great sauces that come with meat? Ta-da!
Found this recipe for savory pancakes that came out too watery the first time I made it so I tweaked the recipe and crossed my fingers. And then I did something stupid. I decided to serve the new version to some friends who were coming over for lunch without ever giving a test run on the new recipe.
Granted, the original recipe was yummy, but I wanted to firm things up. That could be a whole other topic but right now we’re talking about pancakes. On with the recipe!
1/2 medium onion, minced
1 cup almond flour
3 large eggs
1/4 t baking soda
1/2 t cream of tartar
1/2 t salt
1/2 t pepper
4 cups roasted spaghetti squash
1-2 T coconut oil
First you’re going to have to roast the spaghetti squash, cool it a bit so you can handle it, and wring out the excess moisture. This is most easily done by placing the squash innards in the center of a clean towel and wringing the life out of it. Now you’re ready to move on.
Mix the remaining ingredients, except the coconut oil, in a large bowl. Add the spaghetti squash and mix well. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes.
Melt the coconut oil in a large non-stick skillet. When the oil is hot, drop 1/4 cup portions of the batter into the pan. Cook until browned and set, about 3 minutes or so, then flip and cook the other side, an additional 2 to 3 minutes.
These are the cakes while they’re happily frying in the non-stick pan.
FULL DISCLOSURE – My spaghetti squash was a bit small and I only got about 2 cups of squash after I wrung it out. I decreased the almond flour to about 2/3 cup. The cakes were wonderful, but maybe next time I’d add a bit more onion.
Going to serve these cakes with Red Cabbage Divine (Jan 24) and Party Meatballs (Dec 30). The sauce with the Party Meatballs is lovely.
Finally, I made the cakes the day before. Going to put them on a baking sheet and warm them in the oven while the rest of the food is being prepared. Will let you know how that works.
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.