Whenever I crave for something savory like these mouth-watering and appetizing pancakes, I will just cook them regardless of whether I had a good dinner or not. I can whip this up in just under 30 minutes and can be seen tucking these even though it is past midnight , a midnight feast as I would like to term it or an early breakfast ! LOL!
Seriously, I can have three pieces of these delectable savory pancakes at one go . After which , going to sleep is difficult and I will be like a zombie the next morning. But this kind of craving will happens only once in blue moon.
I have seen this pancake on Gertrude's blog - My Kitchen Snippets and have added to my to do list a year back. A sudden craving like this linked me to her blog and thus I used her recipe and substitute some of the ingredients with whatever I can find in the fridge. She used fresh shrimps but for me, I prefer dried shrimps :) The dried shrimps has a nice pleasant seawater aroma that makes this pancake delicious. Of course, some may not like the aroma of these dried shrimps but many do like the smell and the taste of these dried shrimps. Since, I do not stock up chives in the fridge, I used spring onions instead and it tasted just as good as chives. These pancakes made the most satisfying midnight feast for me and Wild Boar :p
soft texture and fragrant ....make a nice breakfast or midnight feast :)
1 cup flour
2 tbsp rice flour
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 3/4 cups water (depend on how thick you like your batter to be)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp chicken granules
½ tsp pepper
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup of cut spring onions
1/2 cup dried shrimps – washed, soaked and chopped and sauteed in hot oil for a few minutes.
Combine all the flour , salt, pepper, baking powder and chicken granules. Mix well. Add in the egg and slowly drizzle in the water. Mix well until it became a smooth batter. Set it aside to rest for 15 minutes.
Add in the oil, spring onions and sauteed dried shrimps. Mix well. Heat up a non-stick pan, brush it with some oil and put a ladle full of batter into the pan. Swirl the pan around and cook it over medium low heat until it is cook on one side.
Flip the pancake over and cook the other side until lightly brown. Remove the pancake and do the same to the rest of the batter.
Serve the pancakes with some chili sauce.
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