Prep 45 mins
Cook 30 mins
Savory pancake and sausage dish. The Dutch are famous for their pancakes.
- 1 cup flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon sugar
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons onions, finely chopped
- 1 cup mushroom, finely chopped (1/4 lb)
- 1 lb lean ground beef or 1 lb pork
- 1⁄3 cup flour
- 2 cups chicken stock or 2 cups beef stock
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons melted butter
- Combine all pancake ingredients in an electric blender and blend at high speed for 30 seconds.
- Scrape down the sides of the blender and blend again for 15 seconds, until the batter is smooth.
- Allow batter to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes before using.
- In a heavy skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over moderate heat; saute the onions until they are soft but not brown.
- Add the mushrooms and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently, until most of the liquid in the pan has evaporated (Do not allow the mushrooms to brown).
- Add the meat and cook, mashing it with a wooden spoon, until all traces of pink disappear.
- Strain through a sieve and discard the liquid.
- In a saucepan, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter over moderate heat.
- Add the flour and mix well.
- Pour in the stock and stir constantly with a whisk until the sauce comes to a boil and thickens.
- Reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add the lemon juice, nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
- Remove from the heat, and add to the meat mixture; mix well.
- Taste for seasonings.
- Cover loosely with foil to keep warm.
- Heat a heavy 8" skillet over moderate heat until a drop of water steams for 2 seconds before it evaporates.
- Brush the pan with half the melted butter and immediately pour in half the pancake batter.
- Tip the pan gently from side to side to evenly coat the bottom of the pan.
- Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until the top of the pancake is dry and the bottom is golden brown.
- Remove the pancake to a serving platter using a spatula, putting the "uncooked" side up. Repeat the process to make another pancake. Spread the meat filling evenly over the first pancake and place the second pancake "uncooked" side down on top of the meat mixture.
- Cut into pie-shaped wedges and serve.
This practically made me weep in the kitchen sink. I do some Dutch cooking - must be the Dutch ancestry.....and have made sweet pannekoeken in the oven many times. This is my first savory, and the first making the pancake on the stove. FIVE STARS and five more, if I could. This is spot-on Dutchy stuff. Phenomenal flavor. I do not have a blender, so I made the batter in a shaker jar and it turned out just fine. If you use a jar,make sure you have a tight fitting lid and you let it sit, as recommended. I shook for a full minute, let it sit a few minutes, then shook again -- then let it sit the full 1/2 hour. Worked fine. I only had canned mushrooms, and for good measure, I used two pieces of leftover bacon and cooked the onions in the bacon pan. Thanks a million for this one. It is a keeper, for SURE! :]
Despite the multitasking required to make this recipe the end result was worth it. I am going to use the main meat mix as my filling for meat pies from now on. The kids just scoffed it down.
Although preparation results in a sink full of dirty dishes (2 skillets, a sauce pan and a blender), the resulting dish is quite unusual and incredibly tasty. I substituted ground turkey for the beef or sausage and doubled the chopped mushrooms and the result was delicious. I'll have to practice the technique of cooking the pancake/crepe, but it turned out tasty if not visually perfect. Thanks for sharing this recipe - we'll be using the concept and experimenting with other fillings soon.