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Wild Rice Pancakes

Yield Makes 16 to 18 pancakes
Prepare and refrigerate up to three days in advance, if desired. Serve leftover pancakes with chicken salad.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup cooked wild rice
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • Garnish: green onion slivers

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl; add milk and butter, whisking until blended. Stir in egg yolks until blended.

  2. Beat egg whites at medium speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold egg whites, rice, and green onions into flour mixture.

  3. Pour about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto a hot, lightly greased griddle. Cook pancakes 2 to 3 minutes or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked; turn and cook 2 to 3 minutes. Garnish, if desired.