Let’s pig out on pancakes before Lent. Here’s a jumble of pancakery giving you different ideas from around the world for seasonal savoury goodness. First up: try these lovely Japanese vegetable pancakes …


Okomomiyaki translates as “as you like it”- which makes sense for Shrove Tuesday which originally was a time to use up the leftovers in the larder before Lent. Feel free to make these any time of the year though, they are delicious and are suited to whichever seasonal specialities your veg box delivers.

Serves 2

1 small cabbage – (Chinese or Fife)
A small bunch of Pak Choi or any other dark green such as Kale
2 large carrots
6 spring onions
35g plain flour
Salt and pepper
3 eggs
A small bunch of coriander

Finely slice the cabbage and kale, julienne or grate the carrot, thinly slice 4 of the spring onions and mix the lot together in a bowl. Add the flour, season with the chilli, salt and pepper then stir in the eggs.

Warm your frying pan over a medium heat, pour a little oil into it and then when hot, spoon in small fritters. Cook for around three minutes then flip over with a spatula. Brown lightly on the other side. Cover the cooked pancakes with foil and keep in a warm oven until the rest are ready.

To serve, dress each pancake with the extra spring onions and sprinkle over the coriander. You may also want to serve with a spicy or BBQ sauce.

Or why not try out these other pancake ideas?

Porky Pancakes

Scotch Pancakes

Sweet & Savour Pancakes – Hoddeok