Shredded Root Vegetable Pancakes

Shredded Root Vegetable Pancakes

Red beets and golden carrots look especially festive in these zesty horseradish-and-bacon-flecked cakes. Avoid parsnips, which need to be cored, in this recipe, as trying to shred the smaller cored pieces might result in nicked knuckles. Try the pancakes with seared steaks or make them bite-size for a beautiful appetizer.

From EatingWell: November/December 2008
Yield: 6 servings, 2 pancakes each
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  1. 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  2. 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  3. 3 tablespoons chopped scallions
  4. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, or 1 teaspoon dried
  5. 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  8. 4 cups assorted root vegetables, peeled (about 1 1/2 pounds; see Tip) and shredded
  9. 2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled (optional)
  10. 6 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  11. Reduced-fat sour cream, for garnish

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk egg, flour, scallions, dill, horseradish, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Stir in vegetables and bacon (if using).
  3. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook 4 pancakes per batch: place about 1/4 cup vegetable mixture in a little of the oil and press with the back of a spatula to flatten into a 2- to 3-inch pancake. Cook until crispy and golden, 1 1/2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer the pancakes to the prepared baking sheet. Continue with 2 more batches, using the remaining 4 teaspoons oil and vegetable mixture. Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Serve garnished with sour cream, if desired.

Tips & Notes

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 106 calories; 6 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 35 mg cholesterol; 12 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 3 g fiber; 180 mg sodium; 294 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (60% daily value), Folate (17% dv), Vitamin C (15% dv).

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat