Friday, April 26, 2013

FFwD - Swiss Chard Pancakes


This week's French Fridays with Dorie recipe is Swiss Chard Pancakes.  In my case, they were actually spinach pancakes, as I could not buy Swiss chard.

These pancakes are from a fairly standard pancake batter with chives and spinach blitzed through it, and cooked in the usual way.  I made a third of the recipe to yield 7 pancakes.

I served my pancakes with aubergine, mango and chilli jam on some and with cottage cheese on the others. 

These pancakes were OK, but probably not something I'd make again.

To see what the other Doristas thought, visit the LYL section of the website.

16 comments:

Mardi Michels said...

I probably WILL make these again since I always get tons of swiss chard in my organic delivery ;)

Patty Price said...

Your chard pancakes look good-sorry to hear they didn't knock your socks off! Maybe covered in melted butter and drowning in maple syrup might make you swoon!? Just a suggestion...Have a wonderful weekend!

Blond Duck said...

Are they kind of like zuccini bread?

Cher Rockwell said...

The jam sounds like an interesting side - I did like the "easy factor" of this dish. What's easier than pancakes, right?

Johanna GGG said...

I am sure I would love these - though I am not sure it would replace my favourite spinach pancakes which are bright green.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I like the idea of making pancakes healthier! :D

yummychunklet said...

Agreed, pretty standard except for the no baking powder thing.

Diane Balch said...

I like your toppings... we were definitely very into the toppings.. but we did really like the pancakes too... I wonder if they taste better with chard?

Teresa said...

I like what you served with them - sounds delicious.

Kathy said...

Your pancakes look perfectly lovely! Sorry these were not a hit!! I guess we win some and lose some!

Diane Balch said...

I really like your toppings or sides... great contrasts to the pancakes.

Kari said...

I love this idea - and the colour :)

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen said...

Spinach probably made them tastier. They sound so good with the aubergine mango jam!

Betsy said...

I also though these were just OK. Maybe I would have liked them better with aubergine mango jam than plain.

Mary Hirsch said...

Wow - that jam. I've never heard of an aubergine, mango and chilli-jam combo. Sounds interesting and unique. Honestly, with the cottage cheese? I think you went overboard with the healthy mantra. I liked these and will try them again - perhaps as a crepe - and plop some different toppings on them. After looking at everyone elses Posts, maybe you will be inspired to try this recipe again. I was. Then, maybe not! I am provising a Link to the Ottolenghi salad and hope this comment will "take it" - if not, just google it. Worth trying it. It's addictive. Go easy on the sumac the first time. http://www.lottieanddoof.com/2012/10/baby-spinach-salad-with-dates-almonds/

Kayte said...

Interesting, swiss chard (or spinach) pancakes...not sure that I would make/enjoy those, but yours look sweet and innocent and I might just like to try one.