Monday, August 24, 2009

Vegetable Pancakes for My Girl Paula

We all know that Paula Deen is not known for creating super healthy recipes. However, this recipe might just catch you by surprise-and a pleasant one! I threw these vegetable pancakes together in no time this morning. As I was grating the carrots and zucchini it dawned on me that this recipe could be considered as one of Paula's healthiest. The recipe makes 8 veggie pancakes. I was curious about the calorie content, so I added up each ingredient. Each pancake comes in at 55-60 calories a piece, assuming you use only one tablespoon of vegetable oil. Not bad, Paula!!

These vegetable pancakes are quick and easy to throw together and were delicious! I enjoyed them and will be making them again. I think they are a great side dish or breakfast dish to keep in mind when you are low on ingredients. I would like to try the recipe again and make one large pancake (much like a frittata) and serve it pie-style. One big pancake means that I don't have to stand there doling out batter and flipping pancakes for several minutes. Instead, I can pour it all in at once and be done much quicker. I also think that you could get away with using less oil if you made one large pancake. Additionally, the presentation might be prettier as you could throw some garnishes on the top and let people cut wedges. Just ideas to play around with. Either way, this is a keeper recipe! Try it out, especially if you happen to have all the ingredients on hand!

Vegetable Pancakes - Lady & Sons Too, Paula Deen
*Paula serves hers with sour cream
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1 cup grated carrots (about 2 carrots)
1 cup grated zucchini (1 medium zucchini)
2 green onions, sliced
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (I used one TBSP-I think you could use less)

In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper. In another bowl, beat together the egg, milk, carrots, zucchini, and onions. Add this to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Pour the batter (I had to spoon it) by tablespoonsfuls into the pan, making a few pancakes at a time. Cook until golden, about 2 minutes on each side. Add the remaining oil to the pan as needed. Serve at once.

Another advantage to this recipe is that all these ingredients keep well and you can throw this together for literally pennies. This is an extremely inexpensive lunch, side dish or breakfast.

Thanks Paula!


  1. They look good! Unfortunately I didn't get to make this one. Had a busy weekend.

  2. You mean they weren't deep fried? :)

  3. Are you sure this is a Paula recipe??? Where's all the fat and butter?

  4. Kim, Those vegetable pancakes look delicious! My husband will love them.

  5. I love these veggie-type latkes. I'd just have to leave out the dreaded zucchini. I can't even look it in the eye.

  6. WOW !!! This is soooooooooo good !!!
    I'm brazilian, and i absolutely LOVE cooking... but, as most women, i'm always watching what I eat !
    I made this today, and everyone loved it !! A nice salad, this pancakes, some sour cream and a lovely fresh orange juice made a fabulous dinner !!!
    Love your blog ! Always get fantastic recipes here :)

  7. No three lbs of butter haha?! She is such a great person, but she really overdoses on the butter! I like a little, but gee! This does sound really good--I think they'd be perfect in my packed lunches :-)

  8. Thanks everyone! I truly did enjoy these and was very happy that they were on the light side: ) I think Paula's great, but sometimes the butter and excess is over the top. Especially when she made the burger, with the fried egg on top, and then put the whole thing between a donut instead of a bun - crazy !!

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  10. This looks really good--I love veggie pancakes. I can't believe Paula made this healthy a recipe! ;-)

  11. i can't wait to try these! they look so good and i love how colorful they are!

  12. I enjoyed them too :) My husband didn't really like them which is shocking because he is the veggie lover...but I loved them :)

  13. I made something just like this when my niece and nephew visited and they loved it.

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