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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Chickpea Pancake with Pulled Pork, Lemon Gremolata and Eggs

Mixing breakfast with typical dinner items gives me great pleasure.  Why do we not have pancakes in the evening and pulled pork in the morning? Who imposed these limits?  I for one am not going to follow them.

Enter the chickpea pancake, topped with pulled pork, runny eggs and a tart lemon gremolata. Breakfast? Lunch? Dinner? Could be made for any of them- even brunch!

When you serve this, don't mention that this dish is gluten free, nobody will notice. The chickpea flour is filled with protein and gives a really yummy and hearty base for the eggs and pork. This is the perfect dish for left over pulled pork; of course you could substitute in chicken or turkey if you like. Lemon gremolata tops the dish with a touch of freshness.

Break through the meal time barriers for a fat and happy dish, you'll be glad you did!

Happy Healthy Tips: Chickpea flour has a taste of sweet, nutty, bean-like flour. Great to pair with savory dishes.

Chickpea Pancake 
Pulled Pork, Lemon Gremolata and Runny Eggs

Chickpea Pancake
1/2 cup chickpea flour
1/2 cup water
1 garlic clove
1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp baking powder
cayenne pepper (2 shakes or pinches)

Lemon Gremolata
1 lemon
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
2 tbls red onions, chopped fine
1/4 cup celery, chopped fine

1 cup pulled pork (basic pulled pork)
2 eggs
2 tbls ghee (or butter or coconut oil)

Mix the Lemon Gremolata: slice off the peel of the lemon and chop the lemon, pour in a small bowl trying to include as much of the juice as possible. Finely chop the red onions and celery, add to the lemon. Chop the parsley, add to the bow. Toss well and set aside.

Warm the pulled pork, if it isn't already.

Whisk together the pancake: whisk the chickpea flour, water, garlic, salt, pepper, baking powder and cayenne. Heat a 10 inch skillet over medium low heat, add in 1 tbls of ghee and melt. Pour the pancake batter in the pan, smooth out a bit. Let cook on one side for 5 minutes. The bottom side should be brown, the top side will have a turned to a dull finish with popped bubbles in it.

Flip and cook about 3-5 minutes until the 2nd side is browned.

When you flip the pancake, start the eggs in a separate pan. Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon of ghee in a small pan, add two eggs and cook to desired doneness.

Compile the dish:  Place the pancake on the large plate or platter. Add the warm pulled pork on top. Top with about half of the lemon gremolata and the two eggs.  Serve the remaining gremolata on the side.
Yield: serves 2


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