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An interesting pancake

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Recently I was reading a book of essays by Nora Ephron and came across a recipe she used for a morning pancake: one whipped egg with 1/3 cup of whole milk ricotta cheese added in.
The large pancake is cooked - without oil - in a nonstick pan. (I use one of those green ceramic pans.)

What a find! This is a great high- protein breakfast dish that is quick and easy to make.

Nora claimed that we could add jam to the pancake, but she ate hers plain.

The first one I made I ate plain - and found it to be lacking.

The second one I made, I added some vanilla to the batter, then dunked the pieces in some maple syrup -- no more than two tablespoons in total. Yummy!

I think this pancake could also taste delicious with some leftover cooked vegetables added in.

I see this pancake as a perfect medium for all kinds of added flavors -- and I plan to experiment.

I also plan to try it using the part-skim milk ricotta cheese.

There are great possibilities ahead!

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FISHINGLADY66 9/17/2013 10:33PM

    Yum Yum Sounds great.

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    It sounds great!!

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KANOE10 9/12/2013 7:06AM

    It sounds like a great recipe. I take half cup and add cinnamon and splenda..tnen make a flat crepe or omelette and put one half cup of ricotta cheese in (mixed with splenda and cinnamon)..It makes a crepe..cover with sugar free syrup.

I am going to try yours.

Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks, my kind of medium for veggies.

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BARCLE 9/11/2013 11:04PM

    emoticon think I'll give this one a go!

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WATERMELLEN 9/11/2013 7:55PM

    I've jotted this down and will most definitely be trying it: maybe using the liquid Omega egg in the carton. I'm wondering too if plain egg white would work.

Lots and lots of possibilities for flavourings, both sweet (cocoa, splenda raspberries) and savoury (mushroom, asparagus, thyme, black pepper).

Sounds like a winner!!


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CARRAND 9/11/2013 7:24PM

    Sounds great!

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MOM2ACAT 9/11/2013 3:52PM

    That does sound good!

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IMPROVINGME 9/11/2013 1:08PM

    Lots of possibilites here!

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CATLADY52 9/11/2013 12:19PM

    That sounds like it would be different each time its made. emoticon

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PYNETREE 9/11/2013 11:11AM

    A cheese omelet by another name! emoticon Sounds like a great springboard for all kinds of additions.

Go forth and experiment!

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PMFISH 9/11/2013 10:51AM

    Interesting. Will have to give it a try.

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CAROLJEAN64 9/11/2013 9:05AM

    Sounds wonderful and quick. I assume you could make multiple pancakes by adding one egg and extra cheese per person.

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BRENDAGAIL9 9/11/2013 9:03AM

    It sounds like an omelette to me. I would add onions, green peppers and mushrooms to it, maybe some beansprouts, chopped ham or bacon and a sprinkling of cheese. Yum!!

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KALIGIRL 9/11/2013 8:52AM

    Wonderful idea and so versatile! emoticon

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KDGIRL 9/11/2013 8:02AM

    Wow that sounds good. I will have to try it as well.

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