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Leek and Cheddar Pancakes

Lee Harrelson
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 3 pancakes)
Serve these savory pancakes with bottled salsa. They also would make a nice, light supper with a tossed green salad on the side.

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour (about 7 1/2 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sliced leek
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Nutrition Information

  • calories 374
  • caloriesfromfat 32 %
  • fat 13.2 g
  • satfat 6.6 g
  • monofat 4.7 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 13.7 g
  • carbohydrate 49.1 g
  • fiber 1.6 g
  • cholesterol 82 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 629 mg
  • calcium 234 mg

How to Make It

  1. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Set aside.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced leek; sauté 3 minutes or until leek is tender and lightly browned. Stir the leek mixture into the flour mixture. Combine reduced-fat milk, butter, and egg; add the milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring until smooth.

  3. Pour about 1/4 cup batter per pancake onto a hot nonstick griddle or nonstick skillet. Cook 3 minutes or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked. Carefully turn pancakes over; cook 2 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned.