Veggie “Pancakes”

It’s another recipe with no pictures; sorry about that. But I can promise you these are also delicious, and would be great as the base for a Paleo Eggs Benedict, or a sandwich- maybe a BLT? Anywho, I like these for breakfast with eggs and some kind of meat (spicy chicken Andouille sausage!) on the side.

Zucchini, Sweet Potato and Kale “Pancakes” – makes 8-10 pancakes, depending on size

2 zucchini

1 medium sweet potato

2 cups baby kale, chard, or spinach (I’m a fan of Trader Joe’s Power to the Greens mix)

2 large eggs (pastured if possible)

1/2 cup almond flour

1/2 tsp kosher or sea salt

1 tsp. spices- totally up to you. I used Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute last time, but I’m going to try Zat’ar next time.

Coconut oil, for frying

1. Trim the stem and butt ends off the zucchini. Grate using a food processor (soooo much easier) or the large holes of a box grater. Place in colander in the sink, sprinkle with kosher salt, and let sit while you prepare the rest of the veggies.

2. Peel the sweet potato and grate using whichever method you choose. If you used the food processor, you don’t even need to clean the bowl out! Place in large mixing bowl.

3. Chop the greens finely; if you’re using the food processor, switch to the blade. Or hand-chop them. Nice and fine. Stick ’em in the bowl with the sweet potato.

4. Squeeze as much moisture from the zucchini as possible. It works well to place it in a kitchen towel and wring it out over the sink. Or just use your hands. Put those bad boys in the bowl with the other veggies.

5. Mix up the veggies until they’re pretty well incorporated. Add the eggs, almond flour, salt and seasoning. Mix up until its incorporated- use your hands for this one. I promise, it’s ok. James Beard praised hand-mixing as the best way to really get a feel for your food. It should be moist but not wet. If it feels too wet, throw another 1/4 cup of almond flour in. If it feels dry, put in another egg. It’s quite forgiving.

6. Heat oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Measure out 1/4 cup of mixture and use your hands to pat it into a thin pancake. Fry on each side for 3 minutes or so. Repeat with the remaining mixture. I kept them warm in a 200 degree oven until they were all done. Serve in any way you can think of. Enjoy!


One thought on “Veggie “Pancakes”

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