Weekend Recipe: Savory Pancake with Bacon, Habanero Pepper and Onions.

Weekend Recipe: Savory Pancake with Bacon, Habanero Pepper and Onions.

Weekends always call for a ceremonial breakfast in most African homes back in the day. It was either Moi-Moi, Akara or a full pot of beans to last you the whole day, especially Saturdays. And many of us were not fans of this routine. LOL

Well, the good news - My Sasun has a suitable alternative for you by providing great recipes for you to try out. Well, it is something fancy or simple, like mashed potatoes in some form or other. 

Today’s recipe is something that practically everyone who has tried it at home has enjoyed. It's pancake garnished with bacon, onions and freshly ground habanero pepper. So, if you are a fan of pancakes, you should try this recipe! We hope you enjoy it!

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Ingredients

To serve

  • 2 tablespoons warm maple syrup or honey

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Instructions

  • Chop the bacon into small bits. Fry the bits till the fat begins to separate. Remove a fourth of these bits and set them aside. This will be used as a garnish.
  • Add the chopped onions to the remaining bacon bits and fry on medium heat for half a minute. Then drain the fat and keep the bacon & greens aside. Turn off the heat.
  • Add the all-purpose flour, nutmeg, baking powder, salt, sugar, and habanero pepper in a bowl and mix everything well. Beat the eggs in another bowl, add the milk & melted butter to it and whisk everything well. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and use a whisk until everything is mixed and lump-free.
  • Add the bacon and onion mixture to this and mix again. Check the taste and adjust the salt & sugar if required. 
  • Heat the frying pan again. If you are not comfortable frying the pancakes in the bacon fat, drain it off and wipe the pan clean and use butter or oil instead.
  • If using a cast iron frying pan, ensure it is not overheated. When the fat/butter has melted and is medium hot, pour about 1/4 cupful of the mix into the pan, about 2-3 pancakes at a time, with enough space to spread a little and help you flip them. Do not overcrowd the pan.
  • Fry the pancakes on medium-low heat till golden brown, then flip and cook on the other side. Drizzle a little oil if necessary to aid easy flipping.
  • Remove on a plate. Stack up 2-3 pancakes on top of each other. Drizzle with the prepared spicy maple syrup mixture. Garnish with the reserved bacon bits and the spring onion greens. Serve hot!

Notes

Instead of bacon, you can either use chicken or turkey. 

 

 

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