People often puzzle over what to eat for breakfast
instead of their cereal and toast. It reallyisn't
difficult. Here are some ideas to get you started.
1. Almond and Parmesan Pancakes
This is a sort of thick pancake that is useful as it
can be used for many things and is easy and quick to
make. Parmesan is expensive, but supermarkets sell
similar, but much cheaper cheeses.
1 large egg
1 tbsp ground almonds (almond flour)
1 tbsp grated Italian cheese (Parmesan type)
Mix all together and fry in lard or butter.
Each pancake serves 1
Carb content: negligible
This basic recipe has many uses: as a pizza base,
breakfast pancake, bread substitute, sweet dessert
base, and so on so why not experiment? By varying the
ratio of ground almonds to cheese, a variety of
textures and tastes are possible.
For a few ideas to start you off, you could use it
like toast with lashings of butter, or top with savoury
toppings: cheese, anchovies, tinned fish or meat, fried
egg; you could even embed a little soft fruit in it
while cooking for a dessert. For this last one, it is
better increase the ground almonds while reducing the
amount of cheese, and fry on one side only, finishing
off the top, if necessary, under a grill.
For a pizza base, place the mixture in a baking tin
lined with non-stick baking parchment. Bake in a
moderate oven until just set (approx 10 mins). Add
pizza topping of your choice and bake for a further 10
minutes or until topping is cooked and cheese
Several of the meal recipes use these pancakes as
bases. They freeze well, so why not make a lot in one
go and freeze them until required?
2. Low-carb, Gluten-free Pancakes
Here is a recipe which makes great low-carb
pancakes. These are 10% carb, 20% protein and 70% fat
by weight so you won’t want more than one or two at a
meal. This recipe makes about thirty. They will keep in
the freezer for use as required.
250g (9oz) curd cheese
500g (1lb 1oz) eggs (about 8 large)
100g (4oz) potato flour
100g lard for frying.
Mix eggs and cheese together, add flour and mix
well. Melt lard in pan and fry small pancakes (about 5
inches diameter) until light brown on both sides.
These pancakes can be used as the base for breakfast
meals, lunches or dinners.
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