About this recipe: Spinach gives pancake batter a subtle flavour and added vegetable value, while mushrooms and peas complement the smoked fish and Cheddar filling. A tomato salad (see Zesty tomato salad recipe on this website) would complete the meal.
*If you do not have a food processor, sift the flour into a bowl, add the egg, nutmeg and seasoning, then gradually whisk in the milk. Finely chop the cooked spinach and stir it into the batter to mix evenly. *Leeks and sweetcorn make a delicious vegetarian filling. Instead of the mushrooms, peas, prawns and trout, use 2 leeks, thinly sliced; 2 red peppers, seeded and thinly sliced; and 1 can sweetcorn, about 400 g, well drained. Add 2 tsp made English mustard to the sauce, if liked, instead of the nutmeg. *Replace the prawns and trout with smoked haddock. Poach 280 g (10 oz) smoked haddock fillet in gently simmering water for about 5 minutes or until just cooked. Drain, skin and flake the fish, discarding any bones.
*About one-third of the energy (calories) from trout is provided by fat, but only a small amount of this is saturated fat. Trout contains useful amounts of the fat-soluble vitamin E. *Spinach, milk and cheese all provide calcium, adequate supplies of which are important throughout life for healthy bones and teeth. Adolescent girls in particular need a plentiful supply to protect against osteoporosis in later life.
B12, folate, calcium, A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, niacin, copper, iron zinc, potassium
I use frozen, chopped spinach for my spinach pancakes. Just defrost and drain well and add to pancake mixture. wpg - 20 Feb 2012
Altered ingredient amounts. Made the pancakes for another filling recipe and it was just as tasty. I had to add a little more flour though because it was a little watery. - 14 Oct 2010
I did enjoy the filling but not the pancakes and they were a nightmare to make , but that may be me been a little heavy handed. - 05 Aug 2016