Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Zucchini Tuesday - Pancake Tuesday

Today is Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday, the day before the beginning of Lent and traditionally the day to both confess and to eat up all the rich food in your cupboard before fasting, at least that's what Wikipedia says. So naturally today I am using a zucchini to make a pancake and, to eat up the rich foods in my cupboard, I am adding bacon and avocado.

Where is the confession bit you ask? Well I don't think I should turn this blog into a confessional, so I will limit my small confession to the topic. So here it is - this recipe is not my own creative invention, I got the recipe from a website and provide the link below as well as my version. It seemed like just the right meal for the day. (Phew, feel better already after having confessed!)

Zucchini pancakes with avocado and bacon (* from the garden)

1 cup self-raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
*1 zucchini grated
3 bacon rashers
*cherry tomatoes
1 avocado
* basil leaves
1/2 red onion
1 clove garlic
balsamic vinegar

Make a batter with the flour, baking powder egg and buttermilk. Add  grated zucchini. Cook the pancakes and keep pancakes aside in a warm place. Cook bacon and keep aside.With the remaining ingredients, prepare a chunky salad. Assemble with pancake on bottom topped with bacon and salad.

I enjoyed this. It was light and fresh and could lend itself to many other flavour combinations.

Anyone else got a good pancake recipe that includes a zucchini? Did you make a zucchini pancake recipe today? If so tell all (but leave out the confessional). I have made plenty of fritters before with my zucchinis, a particularly nice one with dill and a fetta dipping sauce, but this is my first venture into zucchini pancakes.

What's happening with your zucchini?

Until next Tuesday - love your zucchini.


  1. Totally forgot shrove Tuesday :-( but enjoyed reading about adn seeing your yummy looking pancake. I turned my back for a day and almost caught a marrow, but I think it would just still qualify as a courgette. Same deal with Lebanese cucumbers which have been my most successful crop to date!

    1. It's great that your garden is taking off. Nothing better than a cucumber in summer.

  2. I'm very glad Miss 6's school came through with some pancakes as I completely forgot. I did use some coconut milk today though - that's pretty rich.

    1. I must say that I don't usually 'observe' Pancake Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday. It just seemed like a great excuse to make a zucchini pancake. I wish I went to a school that offered up pancakes!

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  4. I did make some pancakes although I like to call them shroves. I did think for a minute or two that they might be nice with a spinach, zucchini and ricotta mix and baked. But I fancied soup (which didn't have any zucchini). So just the plain ol crepe with lemon and sugar, which were tasty. Yours look fabulous, might give it a go.

    1. I love plain old crepes with lemon and sugar. They are a regular on our Sundau morning breakfast menu. I like the idea of ricotta and zucchini and a herb in this pancake.



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