Saturday, September 19, 2009

Savory Pesto Pancakes

Got back from the Farmer's Market and a nice walk this morning and made this super yummy breakfast. If you like potato pancakes (latkes) you will love these...

Shelly's Savory Pesto Pancakes

1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese
1 Egg
3 Tablespoons Pancake Mix (I use this)
1 Tablespoon storebought Pesto Sauce (in the fresh pasta section)
1 Tablespoon Parmesan Cheese, grated
1/4 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
a few twists of Black Pepper

Whiz all ingredients in a mini food processor (a post-op MUST HAVE) Spray pan with non-stick spray. Cook on low till golden, flip and flatten. Cook till golden. Serve with Shelly's Italian Salsa. Makes 8 silver dollar size.

I used whole milk ricotta if you use part skim. Drain through a sieve lined with a coffee filter for several hours or overnight in the fridge.

These pancakes can be made ahead and reheated. I had them for breakfast but they would be a great side dish or lunch with a little green salad. They are soft & loaded with yummy protein so early post weight loss surgery people should have no trouble with them.

Shelly's Italian Tomato Salsa

1/2 cup Cherry Tomatoes, halved
2 Tablespoons storebought Bruschetta Sauce (in the fresh pasta section)
1 Tablespoon Fresh Basil, snipped
dash of Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper

Mix together. Serve with Shelly's Savory Pesto Pancakes. Also great on grilled Fish.

Some of the yummy things from the market today...

Can't wait to do something with all those little eggplants. I also (not pictured) bought cucumbers, Maui onions, green onions, cauliflower and apples.

Oh you guys have to check this out. Libby one of the winners of the last giveaway. Made a great blog post the day she received her prize. Reminds me of that old MTV commercial "people really do win" on The World According to Eggface :)


Libby said...

Holla! Thanks for mentioning my silly antics :) Hope you are having a great weekend, and BTW - mint chocolate frappe = amazing :)

Anonymous said...

Shelly you are a Kitchen god !!!
pesto pancakes to die for! thanks, Nancy

Anonymous said...

Hey Shelley, ever think of putting a link or sticky note on your site with a grocery list of must haves for all those tasty recipes? I click from recipe to recipe when making my grocery list, but would be great if you just had your staple list on site in one place