Sesame Carrot Pancakes W/Black Bean Garlic Sauce

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

Asian black bean sauce is actually made from soy beans, which turn black as they ferment. When I saw the contest ingredients I was inspired to attempt a version using actual black beans. The sauce pairs nicely with the colorful sesame carrot pancakes. This recipe can be served as a unique side dish or as a hot or cold appetizer.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For Pancakes: Process the toast in blender or food processor (to small, but not necessarily fine, crumbs) and combine with the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Heat half the oil in a deep-sided griddle or frying pan, to about 350°. Spoon a Tablespoon of batter onto the griddle, flatten out slightly, and fry until golden on the bottom. Flip over and fry the other side. Continue until all the batter is used up; adding additional oil if necessary.
  3. For Sauce: Combine mashed beans and sesame oil in small bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients & stir well. Serve a dab of sauce on top of each pancake.
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4 5

It was a really nice, but unusual mix for me. I've never had such a sauce to go with pancakes, but it was not bad for my first time having it.