Saturday, September 20, 2014

Aut Kitty's Cottage Cheese Pancakes (Poor Man's Blintzes

This one is a Hannah Swenson Mystery Recipe again. In Lemon Meringue Pie Murder, Hannah is trying to lose weight, so this recipe was included when her partner in the Cookie Jar, Lisa, made these for her breakfast. They sounded so good I just had to copy this recipe! I'm gonna make them today for supper! Such an easy recipe with few ingredients we always have on hand...

2 cups cottage cheese
4 eggs
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup flour

Mix cottage cheese, eggs, salt, and flour together in a small bowl. 

Let the mixture “rest” in the refrigerator for an hour (overnight is fine, too). 
Heat a nonstick griddle to 350 degrees F., or use a frying pan that’s been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. 
(The frying pan is ready when a drop of water sizzles and “dances” across the surface.) 
Spoon pancake batter in pan or on griddle and fry until the bubbles on the surface of the pancake remain open. 
(You can check to see if the bottom side is done by lifting the edge with a spatula.) 
When the bottom side is a nice golden color, flip the pancake over and cook until the bottom color matches the top. 
Place the finished pancakes on a plate, sprinkle artificial sweetener over the tops and add sliced fruit of your choice.

Poor Man’s Blintzes 

Mix up the pancakes as directed and fry them. 
When they’re done, spread each pancake with butter and sprinkle with sugar. 
Top with spoonfuls of jam, add a generous dollop of sour cream, and enjoy. 

Yield: 8 medium-sized pancakes.

Fluke, Joanne (2006-03-01). Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen Mysteries) (pp. 277-279). Kensington Publishing Corp. Kindle Edition.