carrot, shallot and spinach omcakes

I have a really hard time understanding why anyone would eat anything but breakfast foods. I suppose if you’re eating breakfast foods for every meal, the food ceases to be breakfast. Case in point: pancakes. I love pancakes. After feeling sick Monday night and only eating a bowl of soup, I decided I wanted some rich carbohydrates and protein. What better than eggs, I thought. Not only did I have lots of eggs, I also had spinach and carrots. Instead of making an omelette, I decided to add a little flour and call it a pancake.

A few carrots
1 shallot
Handful of spinach
6 eggs
1 cup flour
Salt and cumin to taste

Beat the eggs in a medium-sized bowl. Shred carrots into bowl. If you’ve recently juiced, you can even use the carrot pulp. Chop the shallots and add to the mixture. Rinse spinach well, chop and add to the bowl. Add the flour, salt and cumin and mix well. I’m sure you can add other spices, but I was hungry. (Parsley and coriander would be delicious as well.) Add a little oil to a medium skillet and cook the pancake. It forms into a nice, solid concoction that is much easier to manage than an omelette. I served with a bit of sriacha.

I’m sure you can experiment with adding other vegetables, but I found the consistency to be a lot nicer than an omelette, yet hardier than a pancake. Perhaps it should be called a omcake?

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