Monday, October 10, 2011

Mom's Birthday Brunch - Zucchini Pancakes

It was my mom's birthday yesterday! Part of my present to her was making brunch.

I wanted something quick and easy but creative. My starting point was finding some way to spin the traditional Western breakfast.

President's Choice had these lovely looking lamb sausages for sale, and I thought they were a nice effortless way of jazzing up the meal. But what goes with lamb? That's when I had my brilliant zucchini pancake idea! (When I think of lamb I think of roast vegetables and other earthy things to compliment it. And mint jelly.).

I used this recipe for zucchini, but made the point of squeezing the grated zucchini before mixing the flour in. I didn't want the pancakes to be too soggy!

Tester pancakes.

To tie everything together (and to act as a dipping sauce) I served the plate with some Greek yogurt and honey. The honey is amazing with both the pancakes and the sausage, and the yogurt is thick, creamy and heavenly cool against the rest of the warmth.

I'm really happy with how it turned out, and happy that I didn't feel like passing out with exhaustion after cooking. Happy birthday, mom!


  1. What a lucky mother! I bet she absolutely adored them! And do I spy a glass of champagne in the background? Very lucky mother indeed!

  2. your table colour really compliments your dishes. can you like, super fedex your breakfast to me?

  3. It is extremely impressive Ingrid! and I like the picture of yourself and your mom - very pretty ladies! Of coure the food looks delicious too....such a beautiful setting! Well done!

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  5. Looks sooo delicious! I had never heard of zucchini pancakes but I will definitely be making some now! :)

  6. @Fashimi I admit there was a bit of white wine/lychee juice spritzer being served! :-)

  7. @Jay Thanks for visiting, Jay! I'll be sure to check out your blog

  8. @Adrienne Gunde Ahhh I'm starstruck! And if you do make zucchini pancakes, you should take some photos with those amazing skills of yours :)