Monday, August 10, 2020

savoury tuna-sweetcorn pancakes with pickle-y carrots


I bought a gluten-free baking mix from our local Japanese grocery store that can be used for okonomiyaki or fried chicken, and sometimes I use it for these savoury muffins that I conjured up a couple years ago. These tuna and sweetcorn pancakes were a surprising hit! I was imagining a cross between a British tuna-sweetcorn sandwich and Japanese okonomiyaki, and these were birthed. The boys have asked for them again this week.

You'll need: 
  • 300 grams gluten-free baking mix plus the called-for water
  • salt and pepper
  • dried parsley
  • sliced green onions
  • 4 small cans of tuna, drained
  • 1 large can of corn, drained
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise for the recipe, plus more for topping if desired
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
Do this:

In a large mixing bowl, whisk the baking mix plus the amount of water that it calls for. Then stir in the tuna, corn, salt, pepper, dried parsley, sliced green onions, and mayo. Fry as you would for regular pancakes, in a little oil on a hot frying pan. 

In a separate small bowl, mix the grated carrots with the already-whisked olive oil, white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar, and a bit of salt.

Plate up the pancakes with a spoonful of the carrot salad, a drizzle of more mayo, and sprinkle some dried parsley over the top if desired.

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