Spicy Cornmeal Pancakes

Happy Friday! If you are coming to our Boston Marathon fundraising party, then I can’t wait to see you tomorrow! And if you can’t make it but would like to enter our fabulous raffle, you can read the details here.  I am so excited about all of the great donations we have received!

I am also still really excited about CHLOE’S KITCHEN. It was 100% the inspiration for our Pancake Tuesday dinner, though I didn’t quite follow the recipe. I made them un-vegan. That’s actually another one of the things I love about the book; it’s easy to mix it up and adapt the recipes.

For my cornmeal jalapeno pancakes, I started by chopping up three large jalapenos.


I added the jalapeno to two cups of cornmeal, along with a pinch of salt, mixed it all up, and then added in a cup of milk, a half cup of cream, and two eggs.


I then mixed it all up, added a little more cornmeal to thicken, and cooked it in a skillet on the stovetop until the top was bubbling. At that point, I put the skillet into a 350 degree oven until the top was firm.


I served the pancake with a simple salad of spinach and grated carrot. We actually topped these pancakes with a little butter and maple syrup, and the sweet and spicy contrast really made this dish. The pancake was  a little dense, but the flavor was wonderful, and it made for a nice, filling meal.


This week has been another doozy. . . I just can’t sleep which has thrown off my focus and my running, making everything seem difficult. Luckily I get to spend tomorrow night with so many fun people raising money for a great cause!

Did you make anything or go anywhere for Pancake Tuesday or Mardi Gras? Giving up anything for Lent?

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Tags: dinner, Food, recipe, Vegetarian

  1. Michelle’s avatar

    Can’t wait to see you Saturday! I’m bringing B and my best friend…and we invited some of our friends who live in your neighborhood!


  2. Daisy’s avatar

    this pancake looks awesome! love anything loaded with jalapeno and i love that you still served it with syrup. yum.


  3. Elizabeth’s avatar

    Corn cakes with butter and maple syrup is the BEST.


  4. eric King’s avatar

    Feel better :)


  5. Megan’s avatar

    Looks great! Jeff loves cornbread and loves pancakes, but he won’t let me make cornmeal pancakes. Still working on that one! Can’t wait to see you tomorrow!


  6. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    Love the spicy/sweet pairing!! Yum!


  7. Shannon’s avatar

    LOVE this. All of the other recipes from the cookbook you tried look great too – I wish I hadn’t used my last avocado last night!


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