This is a recipe that my sister recommended as a savoury option for Pancake Day.
It's taken from the BBC Food site.
- 140g chorizo , sliced
- 140g frozen peppers , or 1 pepper, sliced
- 4-6 tbsp mild salsa
For the pancakes
- 140g plain flour
- 50g fine polenta or cornmeal
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 125ml milk
- 4 large eggs
- 140g frozen sweetcorn , defrosted, or from a can, drained
- small handful coriander , chopped, plus a few leaves to serve (optional)
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil , for frying
- STEP 1
For the pancakes, put the flour, polenta, baking powder, milk and 2 of the eggs in a food processor with a good pinch of salt and whizz together. Add the sweetcorn and coriander and briefly pulse until just combined.
- STEP 2
Put the oven on a low heat to keep the pancakes warm as you make them. Tip the chorizo and peppers into a non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat. Fry for 5-10 mins until the peppers have defrosted and softened and the oils have leaked out of the chorizo into the pan. Stir through the salsa, then tip into a bowl and set aside. Wipe out the pan and reheat with half the oil. Pour dollops of the pancake mixture 8-10cm wide into the pan (they will spread a little so leave space between each one). Cook for 3-4 mins until golden on the underside and bubbles appear on top. Flip over and cook for another 3-4 mins until golden brown. Add the rest of the oil and continue cooking until the mixture is used up (you should make 6 in total), keeping the cooked pancakes warm on a plate in the oven. When you’ve cooked all the pancakes, fry the 2 remaining eggs.
- STEP 3
Serve the pancakes topped with the warm chorizo salsa and the eggs, scattered with coriander leaves, if you like.