One of the toughest tasks of family meal planning is trying to get everyone (kids included) to eat more vegetables and fruit. I believe you must lead by example first. When we eat and enjoy vegetables and fruit, our family will be more likely to try (and like) them too.
Pack in the vegetables with my flavour-packed Savoury Veggie Pancake. This dish is always a winner for lunch or dinner at my house. It’s loaded with tasty veggies and herbs. The best part about this recipe is that you can add whatever veggies you have in your kitchen or favourite herbs. Also, your family will have so much fun using chopsticks and dipping each delectable bite of pancake into a savoury sauce.
Make it with LOVE & Enjoy!
Savoury Veggie Pancake & Spicy Hoisin Dipping Sauce
3/4 cup carrots ( julienne / shredded )
1/2 cup zucchini ( julienne / shredded )
1 cup spring green (2) & red onions ( combined)
1 cup red cabbage ( chopped )
1 cup basil, dill, cilantro
1 1/2 cup flour
3 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp baking soda
1 tbsp turmeric
1 tbsp Italian spice
dash salt & pepper
1 1/4 cup room temp water (or milk)
2 tbsp hoisin
1 tbsp soya sauce
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp brown sugar
sprinkle red chilli flakes
Cut all veggies and herbs. There is no wrong way of prepping. You want some crunchy pieces of veggie in every bite. Keep in mind zucchini releases water when cooked ( shred and squeeze excess water).
Place all dry ingredients in a bowl for the batter ( mix ). Add water or milk to thin out the batter. Combine.
Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat. Add enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. You are looking for a crunch to your pancake. Mix vegetables and herbs into the batter. Fold gently.
Spoon out batter onto the heated pan. Make sure the entirety of the pan is covered (spread out the batter evenly). Wait for a sizzle…bubbles and look for edges turning a brownish colour. When ready use a large spatula and flip the pancake ( 2-3 minutes ). Chop up the pancake into bite-size pieces and dip away!
Throw on some great music, dance your way to the kitchen table and don’t forget the chopsticks.