Green Pancakes with Lime Butter

Recipe Description

This recipe is from Yotam Ottolenghi's vegetarian cookbook "Plenty". It was published in []
* Serves three to four.


  • 100 g butter|unsalted butter at room temperature
  • grated zest of 1 lime
  • 1½ tbsp lime juice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp white pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro|coriander
  • ½ garlic clove, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes|chilli flakes
  • 250 g spinach, washed
  • 110 g self-rising flour|self-raising flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 50 g butter|unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 150 ml milk
  • 6 green onions|spring onions, finely sliced
  • 2 green chilis|green chillies, thinly sliced
  • 1 free-range egg white
  • olive oil, for frying


  1. Put 100 g butter in a bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until creamy.
  2. Stir in the zest, lime juice, salt, pepper, coriander, garlic and chilli.
  3. Tip out on to a sheet of clingfilm, roll into a sausage, twist the ends to seal and chill.
  4. Wilt the spinach in a pan with a splash of water.
  5. Drain and, when cool, squeeze to remove as much moisture as possible.
  6. Chop and set aside.
  7. Put the flour, baking powder, whole egg, melted butter, salt, cumin and milk in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
  8. Add the onions, chillies and spinach, and mix in.
  9. Whisk the egg white to soft peaks and gently fold in.
  10. Pour a little olive oil into a heavy frying pan and place on a medium-high heat.
  11. For each pancake, ladle in two tablespoons of batter and press down gently.
  12. You should get smallish pancakes about 7 cm in diameter and 1cm thick.
  13. Cook for two minutes a side, until you get a good golden-green colour.
  14. Transfer to kitchen paper and keep warm.
  15. Repeat, adding oil to the pan as needed, until the batter is used up.
  16. To serve, pile up three warm pancakes per person and place a slice of flavoured butter on top to melt.
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