Popcorn Pancakes
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Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 4 6" pancakes
 
Rich, buttery, crispy pancakes with a strong popcorn flavour. Adapt as desired using your favourite type of popcorn.
Ingredients
  • 57g butter (half stick, ¼ cup)
  • 100g porridge oats/quick oats (1 cup)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 70g bag of lightly salted popcorn (or flavour of choice)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 120 ml water (1/2 cup)
  • additional butter for frying
Method
  1. Melt the 57g of butter carefully in the microwave so it's not too hot (it can still have softened lumps in it), set aside.
  2. Place oats in a food processor and process until very fine. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and mix in salt and baking powder.
  3. Place about half of the popcorn (or less, if your processor is small) in the food processor and grind down to fine crumbs. It's okay if some chunks remain. If you see any hard kernels, remove them. Transfer to the bowl with the oats. Repeat with the rest of the popcorn until it is all ground down. Note that if your kitchen is dry, it will become highly statically charged in your food processor and try to leap out all over the place when you go to pour it. If this is a problem, put a bit of water on your fingertips and flick it into the processor's bowl, or give it a tiny misting of water from a clean, food-safe spray bottle.
  4. Break the eggs into the popcorn/oat bowl and use a silicone spatula to work the eggs into the mix, folding up from the bottom regularly to ensure all of the dry ingredients get mixed in. The mixture will be crumbly.
  5. Pour in the melted butter and mix thoroughly.
  6. Add the water and mix thoroughly.
  7. Place a knob of butter into a frying pan on medium heat until it's melted and bubbly. Scoop about a quarter of your mixture into the pan and press it down flat with a spatula. When the edges start to brown, flip the pancake with the spatula and cook on the other side until its edges are browned, then carefully remove to a serving plate. Repeat three more times for the rest of the batter.
  8. Serve hot with any toppings as desired.
Recipe by Eat The Evidence at http://www.eat-the-evidence.com/2017/04/25/popcorn-pancakes/