Cottage Cheese & Apple Pancakes
from: The New Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen
4 eggs separated (yolks optional - use all, some, or none) I used a couple of the yolks
1 cup cottage cheese
1 cup (packed) grated tart apple this was one Granny Smith apple. The apple wouldn't grate for me, just kind of mushed. So I chunked it and threw it in my mini food chopper to get it to more of a tiny chop than a grate.
3/4 cup flour
1 to 2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp cinnamon I only used a small dash
optional: 1 Tablespoon honey I wanted these more on the savory side and did not use the honey
1/2 tsp salt
optional: 2 to 3 Tbs. finely minced walnuts or almonds I don't really like nuts so didn't use
oil or butter for frying
1) Beat the egg whites until stiff.
2) Combine other ingredients and mix well. Fold in the egg whites.
3) Heat oil or melt butter in a skillet. When it is hot enough to sizzle, add spoonfuls of batter. Fry on both sides until firm and lightly browned. Serve right away, topped with your choice of toppings.
toppings: maple syrup
sour cream or yogurt
Berry sauce This is another recipe in the book - I suggest fresh or frozen strawberries or strawberry jam
We tried these with all of the toppings (separately) the strawberry was great (some fresh made strawberry jam) and the maple syrup was also very good.
Once again the recipe says serves about 4 but I'd cut that in half. I doubled the recipe (to use up all the cottage cheese) and we cooked and ate half the first day and half the second day. (Recipe states: The batter keeps well for days so you can have it on hand.) Served this one with soy/sausage as well. I'm told it went really well with the polish sausage and also really well with the side of vidalia onion he cooked to go with the sausage the second day.
This one sounds a little odd, I think, but it is a real winner. I experimented by trying it and am happy I did.