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It’s Shrove Tuesday next week, the traditional day to use up everything that’s left before the arrival of Lent. Pancakes are one of those lovely things that can be paired with all manner of other things to make something delicious.
If you have the minimum of resources, you can make pancakes successfully with just flour and water. Lots of ideas for fillings in the pancake day recipe from last year. They need to be eaten straight away as they go a bit soggy if they are left to be reheated, but eaten fresh, I couldn’t tell the difference. Make your pancakes the usual way with eggs, flour and milk, and they will freeze beautifully, or keep in the fridge for a few days.
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Here are a few more ideas for fillings, savoury and sweet. They are just a few from a cutting of 101 ideas that I’ve had for years and years.
They use 125g flour, 1 egg, 300ml milk and water mixed to make 8 pancakes. The calorie counts come from the magazine and I thought they might be useful, I haven’t checked them.
1. Sweetcorn and pepper.
Mix a tin of drained sweetcorn with 2 diced peppers and 150g natural yogurt. Season to taste and add 2 tblsp peanuts if liked. 145 calories a pancake.
2. Curried cauliflower and almond .
Dress florets of a cooked cauliflower with 2 tblsp lemon juice and a pinch of curry powder. Swirl with 150g natural yogurt or single cream and mix in 50g flaked almonds, toasted if you can. Season well. 150 calories
3. Sweet and sour vegetables.
Stir fry 500g of crisp veg such as celery, cauliflower, bean shoots and red peppers. Add 2 tblsp wine vinegar to the pan, a tsp of sugar or honey, 2 tblsp soy sauce, a handful of sultanas and 50g toasted cashew nuts. 150 calories
4. Artichoke hearts, lettuce and mushroom.
Mix a drained 425g artichoke hearts with shredded crisp lettuce and 125g sauted button mushrooms. Moisten with 3tblsp cream and flavour with lemon juice and chopped parsley. Serve pancakes with 150ml hollandaise. 180 calories
5. Creamy roots.
Peel and slice 500g root veg, carrots, parsnips etc. Cook in a splash of water with 50g butter. Season well and flavour with mixed herbs. Stir in 2 tblsp cream or curd cheese. 145 calories
6. Brown onion.
Peel and slice 500g onions. Sauté in 25g butter and 1 tblsp oil until golden brown. Stir in 2tblsp dry sherry and cook until any liquid has evaporated. Make 300ml white sauce flavoured with nutmeg. Top the pancakes with a little sprinkle of grated cheese. The sherry sounds good so I have included it here, although it would be just as good without. 185 calories
7. Creamy leek and bacon.
Slice 500g leeks and cook briefly. Mix with cubes of cooked bacon and 300ml well seasoned white sauce. 215 calories
8. Sausage and apple.
Mix 8 grilled and chopped frankfurter sausages with chunks of 2 tart apples and 2 tblsp chopped spring onions. Moisten with soured cream and a little mustard. 190 calories
9. Chicken liver.
Stir fry 250g sliced chicken livers with 500g sliced onions. Add a can of tomatoes, a tsp of mixed herbs, season and serve with natural yogort.
10. Creamy corn and crab or tuna.
Mix a 200g can of creamed corn with a 200g can of drained crab or tuna. Add cream or yogurt to moisten and a dash of hot pepper sauce. 150 calories
11. Chicken and mushroom.
Lightly fry 125g chopped mushrooms with a small finely chopped onion and a grated carrot in 2 tblsp oil. Mix in 250g chopped cooked chicken. Season well, add 1 tblsp Worcestershire sauce. Make up a white sauce with 600ml milk, 49g each butter and flour, then mix 4 tblsp into the chicken. Fill pancakes and fold. Spoon rest of sauce on top, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and grill until golden brown. 280 calories
12. Smoked mackerel.
Flake 375g smoked mackerel and mix with 150g natural yogurt and a tsp of horseradish. 210 calories. Think I would prefer soft cheese with this, rather than yogurt
13. Sardine and tomato.
Drain a can of sardines and mash the flesh. Mix with 2 chopped tomatoes, 3 tblsp salad cream and 2 chopped hard boiled eggs. Reheat or serve cold. 160 calories. This is an old article and I would use mayo rather than salad cream. But then I don’t like salad cream. Plus, I always use sardines in tomato sauce, so wouldn’t necessarily have extra tomatoes.
14. Spinach and herby cheese.
Drain half a small tin of spinach, or use the equivalent of frozen. Make up to 300ml with milk then yes as the basic pancake batter. Serve hot spread with soft cheese mixed with a title garlic, or use Boursin. 160 calories
15. Turkey and cranberry.
Stir fry 375g diced turkey with a finely chopped onion. Add 2 tblsp cranberry sauce and seasoning. Serve with dollops soured cream. 130 caloriesLike pancakes? Here are not quite 101 ideas to fill them and enjoy them Click To Tweet