Green pancakes

As we approach Shrove Tuesday, I thought it would be an ideal time to post about the green pancakes I cooked using Swiss Chard. This is a vegetable that I wasn’t very familiar with before receiving some in my fruit and vegetable box, which I won for the Lunch Less Ordinary challenge. For others who are unfamiliar with Swiss Chard, it is fairly similar to spinach.

Ingredients (serves 2 adults and 2 children)

100g Swiss chard leaves
30g leek (preferably the green end)
2 eggs
100g flour
300 ml milk
Salt and pepper


Separate the chard leaves from the stalks (save the stalks for another recipe).
Tear chard into small pieces and chop leek.
Use a food processor to finely chop the chard leaves and leek.
In a large jug, whisk the eggs, flour and milk.
Add the greens to the jug.
Season with salt and pepper and stir well.
In an oiled pan over a medium heat, cook the pancakes about 2 minutes on each side.
Serve and enjoy.

Even more colourful with food colouring added

Even more colourful with food colouring added

If like one of my sons, you don’t think they are green enough, you can always add a couple of drops of food colouring, (as shown above). These pancakes are delicious as a light main meal spread with philadelphia and served with a side salad. Also nice on their own. And the recipe can easily be varied. Another family favourite is courgette and sweetcorn pancakes.

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23 thoughts on “Green pancakes

  1. Margaret Gallagher

    Gosh doesnt seem like 2 minutes since last pancake day ! Hope mine come out better than last years attempt
    These look DELICIOUS


  2. Kim Styles

    I adore spinach but have never tried swiss chard- I am going to be looking for it now- haven’t seen it in the supermarkets though I am sure


  3. Emily @amummytoo

    I really like savoury pancakes and these sound LUSH. Thanks for linking up with #recipeoftheweek 🙂 I’ve pinned and tweeted this post and there’s a fresh linky live now. Hope you join in x



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