Green Pea And Pearl Onion Pancakes

One good thing about living in Louisiana is the abundant number of festivals and celebrations on any given weekend.

Hello, Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest and Saints football season!

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We are proud of our standing as the Festival Capital of America.

Believing there is as much life in the pre and post party as there is in the actual party itself gets our Laissez les bon temps rouler way of life rolling!

Celebrating Earth Day fills the Pelican bill as Louisianians appreciate the importance of preserving, sustaining and conserving our natural resources, coastlines, wetlands, forests, wildlife habitats through environmental awareness and action to keep Louisiana beautiful while doing so!


I am  peapared for Earth Day by going green, recycling and repurposing left over green peas and pearl onions.


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My I’ve got to try this recipe moment came as soon as I saw the April issue of Epicurious magazine.

The gorgeous peasentation featuring vintage hotel china (love, love, love!) grabbed my attention.

Green Pea and Pearl Onion Pancakes make a deliciously impressive dish.

As a peaperfect pairing accompaniment, I whipped up a peppered sour cream to serve with this c’est si bon dish.

green-pea-pearl-onion-pancake Green Pea and Pearl Onion Pancakes 


8 ounces (1 cup) very young small early peas, drained

½ cup cooked(softened) pearl onions

1 teaspoon coarse Kosher salt

3  large eggs

1 cup low-fat cottage cheese

¼ cup all-purpose flour

2 Tablespoons vegetable oil (for recipe)

vegetable oil (for skillet)

2 green onions, thinly sliced

Here’s What You Do:

Completely drain canned early peas.  Prepare the pearl onions according to package directions.  Puree eggs, cottage cheese, flour, 2 tablespoons oil, and 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt together in food processor until smooth and the thickness of pancake batter.

peas and onions

Pour pureed batter into mixing bowl and stir in drained peas, pearl onions, and a few green onions.

cooking pancakes

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Use a ¼ measuring cup or ice cream scoop to dip pancake batter. Pour batter into skillet, spreading into rounds. Cook pancakes until bubbles form on top.


Turn each pancake, continuing  to cook until golden brown on bottom and edges slightly crisp.  Top with thin sliced green onions and peppered sour cream.


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