“Let your gratitude exceed your expectations.”
On April 6 I posted a recipe for asparagus fries. It was a happy tasty and went over big with the assembled diners. But at the end of creating this dish I had the age old problem of what to do with the breading components. That would be the ground almond and parmesan dry ingredients and the egg wash.
Then I remembered something my sister and I used to do when mom would make mock chicken legs, which she bread with bread crumbs after dipping the skewered meats into egg wash. We, my sister and I, would take the left over breading ingredients, mix them together, and fry the mixture. This made a pancake-like bready thing (I think that’s a culinary term) and eat it. Good stuff.
Picture above – My sister and me. I’m the one showing off her underpants. Looks like I was a delight.
I wondered about mixing together the leftover ingredients from breading the asparagus fries, so I did. For those of you who missed the ingredients.
1 cup crushed almonds, practically powdered in a Ninja or blender
1/3 cup parmesan
2 t garlic powder
2 T dried oregano
1 t salt
1 t pepper
You can mix all of this together and fry it as one large pancake or a half dozen small pancakes. The amounts I had left after breading a bundle of asparagus was not equal to what’s listed above. The mixture turned out to be a bit soupy so I simply added about a quarter cup of almond flour.
I made one large pancake and cut it into strips. It was delicious!
As you can see the result is a bit puffy without baking soda, but that might be an interesting addition. The garlic and herb taste was pronounced enough to make these interesting alone.
I can also imagine serving these with strips of cheese or spreading some cream cheese on them for a nice addition to a soup dinner. I also imagine hiding all of these and eating them myself. Perhaps my attitude hasn’t improved all that much over the years, but I no longer show my underpants in public.
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.