Pea Pancakes

pea pancakes

Like peas? Like ricotta? Try these savory pancakes for dinner with a protein. They are great on their own or with a dipping sauce. Even if your child doesn’t like peas but likes ricotta cheese, they will eat these up. They are also a great way of getting more veggies in at dinnertime. The pancakes were slightly sweet, a bit creamy and crunchy on the outside. The recipe is super easy and can be modified to your liking. You can even use this recipe for leftover peas from a steamer bag.

Kid Friendly Tips: Your child can help put all of the ingredients in the food processor. Have your child pick a dipping sauce if they want something to dip it in. Substitute ricotta cheese for cottage cheese or sour cream. You can also substitute peas for another like vegetable.

Carryover Book: Little Pea

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3/4 cup of peas defrosted
1/2 cup of whole milk or part skim ricotta cheese
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
3 tablespoons of all purpose flour

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1. In a food processor blend all ingredients together.

2. If the mixture is too thick, add some water. If the mixture is too thin, add some flour. Batter should be pourable but not thin.

5. Pour batter onto non stick pan and flip until golden brown on each side. Yields 3 large pancakes.

Tip: While you are flipping pancakes keep the ones that are done on a cooling rack in the oven on low temperature. This will keep the pancakes nice, warm and crisp for when you are ready to serve.

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