In case you missed the memo; it's pancake day tomorrow. More traditionally known as Shrove Tuesday, it comes the day before Lent begins in the Christian calendar, the day we are supposed to feast ourselves before forty days of self-denial. 'Fat Tuesday' (or Mardi Gras as it's more commonly known) is my kind of day - despite not having a religious bone in my body, its one of the few religious festivals I choose to celebrate... along with Christmas and Easter. You may note a common theme: food and gluttony. Oops.
History bit done, lets get cracking. We all know our favourite sweet pancake recipes - mine's a simple lemon and sugar offering if you were wondering - but I wanted to share with you a recipe for savoury pancakes. Before you satisfy your sweet tooth, how about some creamy chicken, pancetta and spinach pancakes? It's Fat Tuesday afterall... go hard or go home.
This is a Delicious Magazine recipe (I was lucky enough to be given a subscription for Christmas this year, hooray!), and is oh-so-tasty, oh-so-easy. Buy ready-made pancakes to make this even easier, or just double up on your batter mixture.
Find the recipe here.
Tip: I found using ready-made pancakes didn't roll very well and split, next time I'd use my own.
Serve with a side salad - a little squeeze of balsamic glaze helps to cut through the richness of the pancakes.