Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Courgette Poffertjes

Poffertjes are a sweet treat from the Netherlands. Little pancakes baked in special pans or electric poffertjes makers.

The idea started as a Takoyaki making. The Japanese octopus filled balls that are sold as street food or in Izakayas in Japan. The baking dishes are not easy to get here. The solution to our problem were the Dutch Poffertjes dishes. These are sweet little pancakes that are found at fairs and street markets.

120g courgette
1 egg
2 tbsp flour
salt and pepper
30 g feta
Paprika powder

Grate the courgette and salt it. Let it sit 15 min. Drain and squeeze.
Add the ingredients and put enough oil into the poffertjes moldes that you have a bit sitting in the middle. Brush the oil around the pan surface too. Keep some more oil at hand. Put 1 tbsp of batter into each mould, let it set on medium temperature. Take two teaspoons and start to turn. You will need more oil when you turn them. Get the poffertjes brown. Set them on a kitchen towel.

They were served with a fried green tomato and a mild yogurt dip with fresh tomatoes.

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