As a fan of the Barefoot Contessa, I secretly dream of trading places with Ina, just long enough to enjoy her apartment in Paris for a week or two…. Then, it’s back to the US to cook in that lovely kitchen / barn of hers in the Hamptons – and invite all of our friends there to enjoy the spoils of our inventions at HER place, right?!?!
So, in channeling my “Inner Ina”, here is her recipe for Zucchini Pancakes (we’ve added the smoked salmon and goat cheese).
Just the name of this dish makes our mouths water. Then, to actually EAT them is total delight. Plus, this recipe allows you to use fresh, seasonal zucchini in an unexpected and healthy way.
Super simple with ingredients you probably have in the pantry:
Couple of other changes we’ve made:
Instead of frying the pancakes in an oiled skillet, we use our electric griddle; we don’t add the red onions; we add a tiny bit of grated nutmeg to give it a bit of warmth.
For the “toppings”, we add the goat cheese, smoked salmon, and some drained capers.
After you flip the ‘cakes, top them with smoked salmon and goat cheese. The heat of the pancake will melt the cheese…so yum!
As usual, you pick – is it breakfast, lunch, or a light dinner?