Bean Griddlecakes Print
Makes 4 servings
Time: About 30 minutes
Serve with fresh chopped tomato cilantro salsa and topped with a dollop of sour cream mixed with a splash of fresh squeezed lemon or lime.
Recipe adapted from Mark Bittman, How to Cook Everything
What You Need:
2 cups cooked or canned beans (any type), drained until as dry as possible
1 cup of any milk such as skim/1 percent/2 percent/soy/almond/rice milk
2 Tbsp melted butter, extra virgin olive oil, or neutral oil, like grapeseed or corn, plus more for cooking the griddlecakes
1 cup all-purpose flour
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
How You Prepare:
1. Set a skillet over medium-high heat or heat an electric griddle to 375F. Put the beans in a large bowl and mash them roughly with a fork. Use the fork to stir in the milk, the egg, and 2 Tbsp of the melted butter or oil. Stir until the mixture is thoroughly combined.
2. Add the flour and sprinkle with salt and pepper (keeping in mind how well seasoned the beans were to begin with). Stir with the fork just enough to fold in the flour, adding more half-and-half if necessary to reach the consistency of thick pancake batter.
3. Start cooking when a drop of water dances on the surface of the skillet or griddle. Working in batches, use a little more butter or oil to grease the cooking surface. Spoon on the batter to form 3- or 4-inch pancakes. Cook until bubble form on the surface, then turn and cook the other side until golden, about 4 minutes per side. Keep the finished griddlecakes in a warm oven if you like while you finish the others. Serve hot or at room temperature.
Dietary Fiber 4.6g