This Chinese-Inspired Breakfast Pancake Is a Paleo Treat
“There is nothing authentically Chinese about this recipe,” admits Melissa Joulwan, author of the best-selling Well Fed cookbook series, in her description of this savory, paleo pancake from her most recent cookbook, Well Fed Weeknights: Complete Paleo Meals in 45 Minutes or Less. “In fact, I’m not even sure why I decided to call it a Chinese pancake, except that it just felt right.” According to Joulwan, this paleo Chinese pancake recipe is a mashup of an omelet and a pancake. “It’s sort of like egg foo young, but with the zucchini noodles as a key ingredient, it becomes its own kind of thing. Loaded with umami, this sorta-pancake is simultaneously supple and solid.”What’s nice about this recipe is that there is some room for improvisation. If you don’t like shrimp, for example, Joulwan recommends swapping in cooked ground pork or chicken. And though this paleo Chinese pancake is delicious on its own, it’s the topping that makes it special. Joulwan calls it the secret sauce, and it is not to be skipped. You can make a large batch of the spicy secret sauce in advance and store it in a Mason jar in the fridge. That way, when it’s time to make your paleo pancake for breakfast, all you have to do is finish off the zucchini noodles and make the pancake.Oh, and did we mention that you’ll be done with everything in under 45 minutes? There’s really no reason to wait on this Chinese-inspired paleo breakfast pancake with zucchini noodles and that spicy, secret sauce.Chinese PancakeIngredientsExcerpted from Well Fed Weeknights: Complete Paleo Meals in 45 Minutes or Less by Melissa Joulwan. Copyright © 2016. Published with permission from Greenleaf Book Group. All rights reserved.