Hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend.
This is where I spent mine.
Now we are back to life in NYC where you see things like this in the back of parked cars.
That’s the real live bunny (and flute) that are regularly parked on our street.
Anyway, we got home to a pretty empty fridge and pantry (as my mother-in-law accurately predicted. why did we so foolishly reject her delicious leftover offerings?). Now that is it Passover we have to get a little creative for a week, as we won’t be eating anything with yeast or grains. Last night, I made Matzo Scallion Pancakes for a Chinese twist on a good-for-Pesach dish.
Matzo Scallion Pancakes
Gourmet, April 2003
1 cup thinly sliced scallion (white and pale green parts only) plus 1 cup finely chopped scallion greens (from 1 bunch)
5 large eggs
1 1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon water
1 1/2 cups matzo meal
1-2 teaspoons salt (to preference)
1/4 – 1/8 teaspoon black pepper (to preference)
Cook sliced scallion in 2 teaspoons oil in a small heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until pale golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in scallion greens.
Whisk eggs in a bowl until combined well, then whisk in water. Stir in matzo meal, salt, pepper, and scallion mixture until combined well.
Heat a few tablespoons of oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderate heat until hot. Working in batches of 4, fill a 1/4-cup measure three-fourths full (3 tablespoons) for each pancake, then drop batter carefully into hot oil and spread with back of a spoon to form a 3-inch round to thin out. Cook pancakes until undersides are golden, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Turn over with a slotted spatula and cook until undersides are golden, about 1 1/2 minutes more. Transfer to a large rack set on a paper-towel-lined baking sheet. Add oil as needed between batches.
Serve with soy sauce or dipping sauce below.
Dipping Sauce (from mochi recipe on LTM).
Combine the following:
4 tbs tamari (if you don’t have, soy sauce will work just add a little water)
2 tbs toasted sesame oil
2 tsp rice vinegar (passover substitute: lime juice & sugar)
Toasted sesame seeds and chopped scallion to garnish
lime juice + sugar
If you aren’t keeping Passover, then there is NO REASON to eat anything with Matzo or Matzo Meal.
And for Pesach sweets (including a clean eating macaroon) check out Love Them Madly’s feature today.