Saturday Breakfasts with Friends: Spaghetti Pancakes

Spaghetti PancakesI’m going to start by saying that these are not the typical spaghetti pancakes with strings of spaghetti in them. These are actual pancakes with actual pancake consistency that taste like actual pancakes. Well, that taste like actual pancakes would if you added cinnamon to them.

You might be wondering how I came about these pancakes. I, after all, don’t normally eat things like spaghetti, much less try to find creative uses for such things. Well, it just so happened that my friend and I had spent Friday night cooking, eating and talking. What did we make, you ask?

Why, spaghetti, of course!

Unfortunately, the amount of spaghetti we ended up making was a little bit past our appetite. I’m going to blame it on the vinegar-laden basil pesto that my friend talked me into trying. Although she did say that was quite good so one never can tell.

I’m sure you’ve all been in this situation before: waking up in the morning to leftovers with which to contend; you don’t want to throw them away but, let’s be honest, who REALLY wants spaghetti for breakfast? I know I don’t, but then again I don’t really eat breakfast…

Either way, we ended up making these little dollars of spaghetti laden joy. One bowl of leftover spaghetti salvaged; one friend enjoying pancakes; one new recipe created. I think it was a very productive morning.

Spaghetti Pancakes2

Is it just me or does it look like mickey mouse?

Leftover Spaghetti Pancakes
makes 3-4 pancakes

  • Leftover spaghetti
  • Baking powder
  • Pasteurized egg or well-beaten eggs
  • Cinnamon, sugar and/or any other flavorings
  • Skim milk

β†’Puree the spaghetti (I used a hand blender).

For every cup (roughly) of pureed spaghetti, add about one egg (1/4 c. egg substitute) and 1/4 t. baking powder. Add spices and enough skim milk (or water) to make it the consistency of pancake batter.

Drop by spoonfuls on hot pan sprayed with nonstick spray. Check for doneness by carefully lifting up the side of the pancake. When pancakes look done (lightly browned), very carefully flip them over. I, for one, have not yet even come close to mastering the subtle art of pancake flipping.

Serve with desired toppings.

Side note: I just went back over this post and realized how much the 2nd picture looks like a face. I don’t know what it is but, every time I eat something with this particular friend, something ends up looking like a face. In case you don’t believe me, here’s another example:

Soft-serve ice cream in the dining hall topped with Reese's pieces that were not purposely arranged in any way

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6 responses to “Saturday Breakfasts with Friends: Spaghetti Pancakes

  1. sarah February 19, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    how do you come up with this stuff?! you are so creative!

    • Mekkie February 21, 2011 at 1:33 pm

      Haha, thanks. I used to be horrible at diet recipes or creating things out of nothing but Alton Brown really helped with that. After I started watching his show, I realized how much very basic rudimentary chemistry there is in food. It makes it a lot easier. Also, I’m too lazy to go to the grocery store most of the time so, if there is one bite of anything left in my apartment, I will find something to do with it before I go to the store. πŸ˜€
      In this instance it just happened to be that I hate wasting food. πŸ˜€

  2. Emmie February 21, 2011 at 7:48 am

    you should mention the type of spaghetti… it wouldn’t have been the same if we didn’t use that wheat type πŸ˜€ Whatever it was πŸ˜›

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