Flexitarian Beet Pancakes

  • Servings: Serves 4

    Ingredients Print Recipe

  • 1 cup grated Yukon Gold potato
  • 1 cup peeled, grated beet
  • 1/2 cup peeled, grated carrot
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp liquid honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 green chili, minced
  • 3/4 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • garlicky kale
  • apple salsa
  • 1 lb. sausage meat (optional)
  • 1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek yogourt, sour cream or crème fraîche (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Using a SpongeTowel, squeeze excess water out of potato, beet and carrot until dry. Combine veggies with onions, honey, salt, pepper and chili in a large bowl; toss until incorporated.
2. Add flour and egg, and mix until ingredients can be formed into four patties, roughly 1/2 cup each. Add a tsp of water if needed.
3. In a large high-sided sauté pan with a lid, heat 1/4-in. oil over medium heat. Cover and cook pancakes until slightly crisp on bottom; flip and cook other side until crisp (roughly 4-5 minutes per side). Covering will keep steam in and help to cook those firm root vegetables through.
4. Remove from heat and transfer pancakes to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake in oven for about 8 minutes, until pancakes are cooked through and vegetables are soft. 5. Optional: Form sausage meat into 4-oz. patties. Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Fry patties for about 5 minutes, turning once, until golden brown and cooked through.
6. Top pancakes with sausage patties, if desired, and serve with a small pile of garlicky kale, a spoonful of apple salsa and a dollop of yogourt, sour cream or crème fraîche, if you like.

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