Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Herbed Pancakes and Mini Spring Burgers with a tuft of Salad (Pancake day Gastro Feast)

Pancake day gastro feast... Only had a small dinner as had some more sweet pancakes to come after as desert...this was really enjoyable.

Recipe Ingredients: (good for 3-4 people)
  • 1small glass of self raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tea spoon of baking powder
  • 2/3 of a glass with milk
  • 3 soup spoons of olive oil
  • 1 bunch of parsley (chopped)
  • 1/4 tea spoon of garlic granules
  • 400grs lean beef mince
  • 3 spring onions (thinly sliced)
  • 1 small onion (sliced)
  • one bag of mixed salad
  • 1 hand full of bread crumbs
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/3 tea spoon paprika
  • 1 soup spoon of smoked barbecue sauce
  • also some barbecue and ketchup sauce to top burgers
  • salt and pepper to taste

With so many ingredients sounds difficult...No? Well it is not.
Dead easy, pour the flour in a bowl and the baking powder, whisk well together, then make a well and in the middle put 1 egg, oil, garlic granules, salt and pepper and start to mix, as it gets thicker add the milk a little a the time and continue mixing it in until all the milk is used up (it should be the consistency of thick bechamel, so add more milk if needed). Lastly add the parsley and set it aside to rest.

In another bowl place the mince, and add: bread crumbs, 1 egg, barbecue sauce, spring onions (save a little for decorating), garlic "minced", paprika and salt + pepper (to taste). Mix it all in with your hands, and after make balls the size of golf balls, which then you squash to make the mini burgers, these are grilled in a hot griddle pan, and the pancake mix is made in a non stick frying pan (no oil needed as these already contain oil) two soup spoons per pancake should be the right size, make sure they are cooked on both sides.

Serve the burgers over the savoury pancakes, squeeze a dollop of BBQ sauce and Ketchup over each burger and add a little spring onions to decorate as well as normal sliced onions (you can also use mini tomato slices, cucumber etc. " i didn't have any in" lol) put also a tuft of mixed leaves salad in each plate and drizzle some olive oil balsamic vinegar and refined salt. there you are a nice little healthy pancake meal for your pancake day.!!!


Tangled Noodle said...

Very nice! I've been craving savory pancakes lately (I normally like it sweet, with a lot of maple syrup) and these fit the bill. I really like how you use regular items such as soup spoons and drinking glasses instead of measuring cups! I'm trying to break away from rigidly following exact measurements and learning how to mix ingredients by sight, texture, etc. Your recipes are a great example of that!

Ricardo said...

Thank you Tangled, I hate measurements too, unless you want exact consistency, even when I say like 100grs of pasta I don't really measure I know that's about a persons portion and I have my ways of measuring with my hand. So I agree entirely spoons glasses etc are easier the only problem sometimes is that people have different sizes :D so I try to describe textures for that reason hehe.
I am glad you said you like pancakes with syrup, I have some for you soon here. Thx for visit and comment.

Anonymous said...

Pancake burgers! How neat!

ValleyWriter said...

Mmmm... looks yummy. I've never really thought about pancakes for dinner - I might have to borrow this idea! :-)

Ricardo said...

Thank you 5 Star though you'd like this one ..thx 4 visit and 4 comment 2 :D

Ricardo said...

Thanks Valley Borrow away with my blessing..thx for visit and comment :D

Jen said...

What a delicious concept! I adore any dish that represents two meals in one :)

Ricardo said...

I am so happy you liked it ...really am ..thx 4 visit and comment :D xxx

Nila Rosa said...

yum. These look great. I like the use of the herbed pancakes as a base. It definitely has a nicer presentation than the regular buns.Great recipe.

Alexandra Moura said...

Yummy tenho que experimentar,beijocas doces Alexis..

Ricardo said...

Brigada miga, pelo comentário e visita :D

Ricardo said...

Brigada Nila pelo comentário e visita ..gostei muito de ambos.. :D

Chef E said...

Oh my gosh, I think I want to come over and hubby would love your foods, and this one, well...I am in love!

Ricardo said...

Hi ya Chef E it would be a pleasure to have you both for dinner, however there is always the option as I know you are a great Chef of you making it and trying it lol ...luv ya..thx so much for dropping by and for your lovely comment. xxx

Robin said...

Hi Ricardo,
I used to hunt my own venison but now find it harder to climb into a deer stand. We got the meat from one of my hubbies co-workers, he is a deer hunter. It is not for sale in our grocery here. I live in Georgia USA, that is very very far from you, LOL. I think it should be, it would be expensive about the same as Buffalo I would think. Thanks so much for your comments and those burgers with herb pancakes look so yummy! So you did make the meatballs?

Ricardo said...

Yes I did make the meatballs, actually I have in my blog at least 3 meat balls recipes, if you have time have a look. hehe.
I am so envious of your venison, and how you can get it from your hubbie co-worker , as to buffalo never tried is it tender or tough.
You know what I love America and never been do you believe that?
Cheers xx

Robin said...

It has been a long time since I ate buffalo, it was quite tender and it cost 25.00 for a steak cut. That restaurant is no longer open. I have never been to the UK, love the accent there. The farthest I have been is Hawaii. That was fun. I would love to travel to England someday. How is your economy there? I love pancakes but my hips hate them! I will put up a pic of my tenderloin I cooked last night,no recipe though It is for a contest.
Later Richardo & Keep cooking, love your stuff :-)

Ricardo said...

A little pricey but sounds delicious ...of course I am going to have a peek at the picture I am curious.
If you ever come to England there is only two things I recommend you bring a good cardigan and an umbrella :D
Your hips don't hate them (the pancakes I mean) otherwise they would not try to hold on to them lol,
I will keep cokin' as long as you keep comin' cheers my American friend :D luv your stuff too.

SaraLynn said... have you cook for us would be a dream!

This looks divine my friend :)

Ricardo said...

Thank you Sara you are very generous indeed. cheers :D

Thom said...

Pancakes and Spring Burgers...sounds different and very delicious. Have to try your recipe. Will follow your blog. Best to you!

BBQing Tips From Deep In The Heart Of Oregon

Ricardo said...

Appreciated, especially from a BBQ Master. hehe :)

Caitlin said...

These look great! Now I want to experiment with my own savory pancakes : )

Ricardo said...

That was an old post, but one that I loved making a lot. thank you for choosing it, go for it is so versatile, you can make fish vegetables etc the only thing that will limit you is your imagination. kisses :) xx

Robin said...

Ricardo, I just posted what I have been up to lately. Hope you can take a look and I will try not to be so behind with the next blog update. Hope you have a great 4Th.

Ricardo said...

Yeah was great to see ya back and that you've been very busy wow so many jars, well done, Look forward to see new delicacies on your blog from stuff you've grown etc. cheers !! :) xxx


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