When I think of pancakes I think of sweet, delicious mapple syrup. Who doesn't, right? Well, today, I made the most interesting pancakes of them all. Beetroot Pancakes.
Hi, this is Solo, and I don't usually cook. But, some time ago I appeared on the Stuffed Calzone Omlette post proving that if I can cook, anyone can cook. Today I did the same and I took the liberty to write this post top to bottom, to share my experience with you.
Why beetroot? Simple. Because Ela loves beetroot, especially beetroot creme soup. So it was the perfect blend. My emotions where up to here (I'm pointing to an imaginary infinte line going to the sky) while making these, becasue I really wanted her to like them. And, she did!
Ok, let's start. What do we need?
- Beetroot, of course!! about 125 gm of BOILED Beetroot
- 1 Egg
- about 100 gm of Flour
- 1 Garlic Clove
- 1 tsp Olive Oil
- 100 ml of Milk
Oh right, Salty Cheese (optional)
But you can also refer to the picture bellow.
This doesn't look like 125 g of Beetroot, you might wonder. CORECT. That is 400 g. I just tripled the ingredients and made even more of this pink goodnes.
Firstly, we take the Beetroot and blend it until we have a cream. So, there isn't a strict procedure. It is probably best to use a Kitchen Machine, but I used a Hand Blender to make my Beetroot into a paste.
Mmmm, looks good. Yes I was surprised as well.
Great, after we have the paste, we put it in a big bowl where we add the beat up eggs, the smashed garlic, the olive oil, the milk and lastly the flour. I'm not sure if the order in which you add the ingredients make a difference but thats how I did it.
My hand blender was to small to mix the entire mixture so I used something else. I don't know how to call it, but you can see it in this picture with the promised Pink Goodness.
You cannot imagine how good I felt when the whole mixture turned this color. At this point, my non-sticky frying pan was on the stove warming up with a touch of olive oil in it.
While the pan was frying, cause thats why it's called a frying pan, I had this song stuck in my head so I decided to listen to it 'Just BEET it' by Michael Jackson... get it?
Ok, gotcha, back to the cooking.
It's hard for me to believe that this is made WITHOUT food coloring. It looks so... PINK. It's awesome. Just like a regular pancake, I left it there for 2-3 minutes while flipping it from time to time, and voila, Beetroot Pancakes with whatever you want in it, on it, next to it. I used some Goat and Cow Cheese.
I'm not saying that this is easy to make... I'm saying that this is SUPER EASY to make!!! Seriously. If I made this, you will definitely be able to make it too. So, to end the Guest Post I want to thank anyone who took the time to get this far, and hope you will overstep your limits (talking to you guys) and get in front of the stove cause this ain't the 50's no more and cook yourself something. Why not this awesome recipe? You don't like Beetroot? Neither did I, until...
Take care people, comment bellow, share on Facebook, tell your grandma about this, and try it yourself. Let me know! Cheers, Sol!