08 July 2010

Zucchini Pancakes [A Recipe]!

I'm sensing a trend around here ... food! And more specifically, pancake-style food! Summer's abundance of fresh and fabulous produce makes it dang near impossible for me to escape the kitchen. Except ... I don't have AC and cooking equals hot apartment, so I might pass on turning on the stove for a while.

Anyway... Now that you've tried protein pancakes and scoped out my farmer's market purchases this week ... It's time to try a new form of pancake - with that farm fresh zuchinni you see in the picture! And as every other recipe I post here goes ... it's ridiculously easy.

Zucchini Pancakes 
makes 2 five inch pancakes

1/2 zucchini - grated
1/8 C flour (your choice)
1 large egg white
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper

Mix all of the above ingredients in a bowl. Warm up a pan, spray with cooking spray, then put about half of your 'batter' into the pan on medium heat. Spread the batter out a little bit and shape to be like a pancake and give it a press on top with your spatula. It will congeal and be easy to flip after a minute or so - you'll see a golden brown once its flipped. Do the same for the other side and then repeat with the other half of your batter. Then serve it up! I enjoyed mine with some butter and garlic sprinkles! Yum!

03 July 2010

Produce from the Farmer's Market

Saturday mornings in Springfield mean many things I love - sleeping in, multiple cups of coffee, garage sales, but most of all it means: the farmer's market. I ventured to it today with two goals: lettuce & eggs. Unfortunately, my late arrival (a pathetic 11:45am) meant no dice on the lettuce or the eggs. I did however walk away with all of these splendid things:

An onion, broccoli, zucchini, pattypan squash, and yellow squash. (And a big, delicious tomato which I indulged in too quickly for the photo).

Obviously you're wondering to yourself, "What is a pattypan squash?" ... or at least I assume you are, because I wondered the same thing. I asked the vendor and she said they taste alot like squash and because this one is small/young I can cook it in its skin (and eat the skin too I think). Here is what wikipedia says about the veggie. I'll let you know what else I learn about it and will be sure to document my first adventure cooking it! I love other squashes, so I have high hopes for this little guy! Have you ever had pattypan squash? Ever cooked it? Have a recipe recommendation?