Football Food: Crispy Vegetable Pancakes

It’s football season, and I’m doing football food a bit differently this season: I’m looking for healthier food options. Did you see my new go-to recipe that replaces hot wings? This weekend I made crispy vegetable pancakes, which I savored as much as watching my Pittsburg Steelers beat the N.Y. Jets. The recipe is from Parade, a Sunday supplement magazine that I’ve read since I was a teenager. Parade features great recipes and this one is no different.

You can make these pancakes with a variety of vegetables, depending on your tastebuds. My husband Mike is a corn fanatic. I had left over Silver Queen corn (cooked, removed from the cob and stored in the frig in a baggie) from last weekend’s corn-on-the-cob extravaganza so Mike opted for corn pancakes.

crispy pancake corn

And me? Zucchini and I are close personal friends so I mixed up zucchini cakes for myself.

crispy pancake zucchini

The recipe is super simple and a single recipe made five pancakes. If you like your pancakes a bit more crispy just cook them a little longer in the skillet; I cooked them three minutes per side. And you know what? I bet we could bake them in the oven at 400 degrees on a sheet pan to shave a few more calories off the recipe. Any way you look at it, though, at 70 calories per pancake crispy vegetable pancakes are a tasty treat and lower calorie option for football food.

What’s your favorite and healthy go-to football food?

This is a Blog Hop! Add your recipe in the link below.

Powered by Linky Tools

Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list…

This entry was posted in Adventures of a Middle Age Mom, Food, Football, Let's Talk Books, zucchini and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

15 Responses to Football Food: Crispy Vegetable Pancakes

  1. I guess we’re pretty similar to you in our house, my husband would go for the corn and I’d go for the zucchini. My son, however, would not appreciate vegetables of any kind in his pancakes, so plain for him!

  2. I love recipes that turn vegetables into snack food.

  3. What a great healthy choice. I love silver queen corn and zucchini and I’ve never thought about putting them in a pancake!

  4. Cheryl says:

    How about adding chocolate? I hear you can make a case for it being good for you. LOL

  5. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    I love healthier options for snacks and these sound yummy!

  6. growandflown says:

    What a fantastic idea – thanks for sharing! It would be so nice to have something other than the same old-same old.

  7. What a cozy scene you describe making pancakes for you and your husband. Thanks for sharing that image — and the recipe.

Comments are closed.