Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Ottolenghi's Green Pancakes

I am currently obsessed with Chef Yotam Ottolenghi.  For Christmas, my sister-in-law gave me Thomas Keller's French Laundry Cookbook.  Since I had it already, I returned it and decided to get Ottolenghi's first cookbook, Ottolenghi. I was hooked.  I immediately ordered his other two cookbooks, Plenty and Jerusalem, and that was it.  I was gone -- hook, line and sinker.

What gets me about Ottolenghi's cooking is that he makes vegetarian food fun.  I've always been one of those hard-core carnivores, even though I wished I could make it through Meatless Mondays.  I've always been a bit prejudiced about vegetarian food, thinking it carb-, dairy-, and cheese-filled fare. I'd rather have bacon.

Ottolenghi's vegetarian recipes captivated me with their vibrant and flavorful personality.  The veggies are the stars instead of carbs or cheese with veggies as an afterthought. They are not goopy. 

These green pancakes are a great example of Ottolenghi's genius.  Light and filled with scallions and spinach, Ottolenghi accents these with a lime butter.  I opted for a squeeze of lime juice, and they were scrumptious.

Definitely worth a try.

Click here for the recipe.

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