Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Parmesan Pancakes with Scrambled Eggs

This morning/nearly afternoon, I am treating myself to this delicious savoury parmesan pancakes served with scrambled eggs and watercress salad. I know what you're thinking and I ask myself the same question too, "where's the bacon?!". Next time I promise.

Anyway, 5 out of 6 eggs that I bought each have two yolks in it. Strange I thought and I just wanted to share this information with you. I googled "eggs with two yolks" and this is what I found:

"Double yolkers appear when ovulation occurs to rapidly, or when one yolk somehow gets "lost" and is joined by the next yolk... They're occasionally laid by a heavy-breed hen, often as an inherited trait" (source: poultryhelp.com)

Also apparently in old superstition, finding two egg yolks mean a marriage is coming up soon or a financial windfall. Interesting...

Have a nice day.


Parmesan Pancakes with Scrambled Eggs
Recipe by Jamie Oliver
Makes 6 pancakes

1 cup self-raising flour
1 cup milk
6 eggs
80 g parmesan, shaved plus extra to serve
50 g butter
olive oil
watercress, lemon juice and extra-virgin olive oil, to serve

Preheat the oven to 140C and put in a baking tray to warm. For the pancakes, combine the flour, milk, 1 egg and the parmesan in a bowl and season. Melt a knob of butter and a drizzle of olive oil in a frying pan. Ladle spoonfuls of mixture into the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side till golden. Keep warm in the oven.

Meanwhile, whisk 5 eggs and season. Heat a knob of butter in a pan until foaming, add the eggs and stir continuously in a figure-eight motion until just cooked but still quite runny; the eggs will continue cooking off the heat.

Serve pancakes and eggs with extra parmesan and the watercress dressed with lemon juice and olive oil.

17 comments:

  1. wow This looks darn good! I have never made pancakes with parmesan. Wish I could taste them now.

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  2. I would have never thought of parmesan pancakes.. I bet they are killer!!
    I can't believe how many double yolks you got .. I'd take that as a good sign for sure. I think I've only gotten 1 double yolk my whole life :)

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  3. wow... what stylish pancakes!... love them!... and all those double yolk... maybe it's in honour of the forthcoming royal wedding! Ha!

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  4. Oh I want to try this, never would have thought it up myself but it is so very intriguing!

    PS - that airport view is the actual view, crazy huh

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  5. savory indeed....I bet these are so amazing

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  6. That's an interesting fact, Mike! And did you know that only the LEFT ovary and oviduct are functional in mature hens (and other female birds)? Female birds have two ovaries when they're young but the right ovary doesn't mature. o",)

    You're breakfast looks so yummy, Aside from bacon, I also love to eat it with sausages. U

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  7. In my experience marriage requires a financial windfall! Gorgeous pancakes, as ever x

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  8. Somehow, the double-yolks frighten me (a little)...I'm not sure why.
    But parmesan pancakes now, I'd welcome those any day. They sound delectable.

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  9. Very clever, Michael. I love this! What a great supper this would make!

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  10. Congratulations on your double yolks. I think that's go to mean something. Those pancakes look so good!

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  11. I've never ever seen double yolks in my life! Lucky you!

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  12. Wow 5 eggs with double yolks must be some kind of record. Those savory pancakes sound delicious. I have not ever had a savory variety. I love the idea.

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  13. I never had parmesan with pancakes! This must be a tasty savory breakfast and I need to make it soon (like tomorrow morning;).

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  14. A bit like a savory pancake. Love the idea. I just had wild blueberry pancakes this morning.

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  15. Wow 5 out of 6 eggs, interesting...
    Love this entire meal, wonderful looking savory pancakes :)

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  16. Interesting. So I guess you need to keep us posted on your financial situation and marital status...

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  17. Savory pancakes are a great idea! I love veggie pancakes (Korean style) but with cheese it sounds amazing

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