After returning from a jazz show in the wee hours of the morning this past weekend, my stomach acted out accordingly, grumbling a disconcerting melodic riff. With a pantry running low, and my energy even lower, I turned to my griddle and my favorite foolproof Cottage Cheese Pancake recipe. I’m not sure this counted as an exceptionally late midnight snack, the earliest breakfast I’ve ever eaten, or a prelude to shrove Tuesday, but no matter the time of day, pancakes are versatile enough fit the bill and fill the stomach.
Try sweet kernel-speckled Fresh Corn Pancakes served with salsa, sour cream, or guacamole for a zesty, yet comforting dinner. If you like your pancakes with a little crunch and even more spice, Sweet-Potato and Kimchi Pancakes are pan-fried like latkes, but are fragrant and flavorful with a kick from pungent pickled cabbage and Korean chile powder.
For and elegant way to sneak pancakes into your next dinner party menu, try Caviar and Salmon Blini Tortes, which artfully layer buckwheat cakes, creamy egg salad, and rich smoked salmon with a dollop of trout roe.
When do you prefer to eat your pancakes?