Pancakes are popular desserts and sweet treats, especially in winter as they add a warm element to a range of delectable dishes.
But they’re also versatile, with various delicious savoury recipe options to turn this sinful snack into a hearty dish.
Try this these spicy spring onion and mushroom pancakes for an immune-boosting meal.
- 300g plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp chilli powder
- ½ tsp turmeric
- 2 free-range extra large eggs
- 250ml water
- ½ cup spring onions, finely sliced (about 7 long spring onions)
- ½ small green cabbage, very finely sliced
- 500g white button mushrooms, sliced
- Neutral oil for frying
For the dipping sauce:
- ½ cup Japanese mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp Sriracha
- Juice of 1 lime
Fresh mushrooms are an ideal hero ingredient in any health-conscious diet, especially those aimed at boosting the immune system because they are packed with nutrients.
- Fry the mushrooms in a large sauté pan on high heat with a little oil. Season. Wait until they have released their water and then set aside in a sieve to drain any remaining water.
- In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and spices.
- Add the spring onions, cabbage and mushrooms. Mix well.
- Make a well in the centre and add the eggs and water. Mix them in the centre and then combine with the rest of the ingredients.
- Using a large non stick pan wipe it down with a paper towel dipped in some oil.
- Place pan on medium high heat and dollop tablespoon size amounts of batter into the pan. Fry them until golden brown on both sides and cooked through.
For the dipping sauce:
- Combine the mayonnaise, Sriracha, and lime juice. Taste and add more Sriracha or lime if desired.
- Serve the pancakes alongside little bowls of dipping sauce.
Tumeric is a gorgeous golden root with many anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, used for centuries to combat ailments. Fresh mushrooms are a great source of antioxidants, too.
Author: Pedro van Gaalen
When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.