I'm thinking of springtime food now, light and fresh with vegetables and herbs, evening meals with perhaps a bit of light starting to creep in and slowly the winter disappearing.
I was inspired by Tesco Cypriot New Potatoes to make a spring feeling dish. They are available in 750g or loose and will be available in Tesco stores until the end of March. With their earthy flavour I wanted to conjure a meal up that was reasonable quick and filling and thought of a pancake filling incorporating one of my local products, Cheshire cheese.
For the pancake
125g Plain Flour
2 medium eggs
350ml Semi-skimmed milk
1 tbsp of vegetable oil
For the pancake filling:
Tesco Cypriot New Potatoes, about 500g chopped
1 medium white onion
1 tbsp vegetable oil
Sprinkle of paprika
1 tbsp plain flour
100g Cheshire cheese,
100ml Semi-skimmed milk
200g Natural plain yoghurt
Spinach leaves, a handful
Chives and parsley garnish
Chilli flakes, just a sprinkle
Cut the new potatoes and boil until soft, around 20 minutes.
Fry the onion in the vegetable oil and some paprika until golden.
Add a tablespoon of flour to create a thick pasty
Add the yoghurt and whisk, slowly adding the crumbly Cheshire cheese
Add the milk until sauce reaches a creamy consistency.
Add the potatoes into the sauce and the spinach leaves too.
Make the pancakes by sieving the plain flour into a bowl and then make a well in the centre.
Add the two eggs and the milk, whisking into a batter.
Oil a frying pan and place a ladle full of the batter into the pan
Cook for a few minutes and of course practising flipping is necessary.
Place cheesy potato sauce onto the pancake and garnish with herbs and a sprinkle of chilli.
A delicious mid week dinner and we all love pancakes so there might have even been some sweet ones afterwards too.
This is my entry into the Tesco and Foodies100 #CypriotNewPotatoes challenge.