Sunday, July 24, 2011

Summer Squash, Carrot and Corn Pancakes

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Day2 of BM7: Mom and dad stopped by last weekend to see how I was recovering from my sinus issues.Remember my sob story?? Having my folks under the same roof itself was a big blessing and I was feeling way better than I would have if they weren't around. So on Sunday evening when it was time to bid adieu, I asked mom if she was willing to taste a new "snack" that I was going to experiment on hubby and the kid..Naturally she was excited and helped me around in the kitchen. So I made these super simple and super yummy savory pancakes with all the summer bounty that was available in the super-market -- Green Summer Squash, Yellow Summer Squash, Corn. Sending this as an entry to DMBLGIT event help at Dishes from my Kitchen.

This recipe is an adapted version of savory pancakes from the book "In Nirmala's Kitchen:Everyday World Cuisine". The original recipes calls for an egg but since mom is a pure vegetarian,I substituted with a tbsp of milk and it turned out just fine.I served these with ketchup and a nice serving of Orange-Mango juice.Now mom has yet another recipe to try and show-off to her neighbors. Right, ma?
Ingredients(For 14, 3.5" Pancakes):
  • 2 Green Summer Squash or Zucchini, shredded
  • 2 Yellow Summer Squash, shredded
  • 1 Red Onion, Grated
  • 1 Large Carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1/3 Cup Seasoned Italian Style Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Large Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 Fresh Corn, shucked and kernels removed from the cob
  • 1/3 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tsp Corn Starch or Rice Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt + as needed
  • 1/2 Tsp Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Milk or more (For binding) 
  • 1/2 Cup Feta Cheese or Shredded Parmesan Cheese, Optional
  • Corn Oil, for shallow frying
    • Add the grated squash and onion in a colander along with some salt and let it sit for 10 minutes or so. 
    • Ten minutes later, squeeze the excess moisture with hands or using a cheese cloth.
    • Add the shredded Carrot, Corn and everything else except the oil to the above mixture and combine.
    • Divide the mixture into 12-14 even balls. Heat a wide non-stick pan coated with little corn oil.Pat the balls into thin patties and cook it in batches, undisturbed for about 2 minutes or till its slightly browned.
    • Flip and cook for another 2 minutes or so.
    • Remove to a plate to cool for about 3-4 minutes prior to serving.Serve with tomato ketchup.
    • Watch it vanish.
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    1. CL - you rock always !! Amazing treat to the eyes, and the palate (virutally though, for bloggers like us ;) ).. .

      Superb ! Keep them coming ...

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    2. This is something so awesome..hv to try it out soon n the clicks r so perfect!!!

    3. delisious snack......would love to have one

    4. Healthy pancakes..

      Not sure why, but I was not able to comment on your lovely muffins.. Loved your idea of using ramekins for muffins.. I should give a try soon :)

    5. These sound like veggie cutlets. Great way to make use of the veggies.

    6. This is yum and I have all the ingredients in the fridge - I am making this...
      BTW the pic shows feta but the ingredient list doesnt... where does it belong?

    7. @Cooking Foodie: It goes into the mixture at the end. But it is optional.I was thinking of adding it which is why it is in the picture but I forgot to incorporate it..The original recipe calls for shredded Parm. You can use that too if you wish.

    8. These definitely make the best of summer produce!

    9. Love the color of these cute pancakes...delicious..

    10. Very colourful CL, good to see eggless version..:)

    11. Wow, pancakes with farm fresh veggies--healthy & delicious. I have to look for Nirmala's cookbook in my local library.

    12. These Pan cakes luk super delicious..super like :) I am gonna prepare them soon for my 18 months old baby boy..

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    13. Tasty,,,,want to try this bookmarked...perfect tea time treat...

    14. Wow .. those look so inviting and tasty. Love the clicks too :)

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    15. Absolutely delicious snack. Tempting clicks :)

    16. Awesome treats... love the fact it being full of veggies!!

    17. This looks like a wonderful snacks... it looks so fresh and healthy :)

    18. Yum, absolutely love the idea, they look cute and I am sure delicious too :)

    19. The clicks are superb..
      They look inviting and yummy..
      Nice healthy recipe..
      Happy Blogging


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