• Asparagus pancakes recipe

    Recipe for asparagus pancakes in our easy vegetarian recipes collection.

    asparagus pancakes

    Recipe ingredients

    • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
    • 1 tablespoon pine kernels
    • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 6 tablespoons plain wholewheat flour
    • 2 tablespoons buckwheat flour
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    • 2/3 cup skimmed milk
    • 7 ounces frozen asparagus spears
    • 3 tomatoes, skinned, seeded and chopped

    How to make asparagus pancakes

    • Place the garlic, basil, pine kernels and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese in a food processor or blender and purse.
    • With the motor running gradually add the oil and blend to a smooth sauce.
    • Season to taste.
    • Place the flours in a bowl, gradually add the egg and milk, beating well to form a smooth batter.
    • Heat a lightly oiled 7-inch heavy-based frying pan.
    • Pour in sufficient batter to thinly coat the base.
    • Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, loosen the edge, turn or toss and cook the second side.
    • Transfer to a plate and keep hot.
    • You have to Repeat the same process with batter remaining to make 5 more pancakes.
    • Now you have to stack these pancakes, make sure you insert one greaseproof paper between them and keep them warm.
    • Place the asparagus in a saucepan, pour over just sufficient boiling water to cover and simmer for 6 minutes.
    • Divide the asparagus between the pancakes, top with sauce and fold up.
    • Place in a shallow ovenproof dish, sprinkle with tomatoes and remaining cheese.
    • Place under a grill until browned.

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