Shredded Root Vegetable Pancakes

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Red beets and golden carrots look especially festive in these zesty horseradish-and-bacon-flecked cakes. Avoid parsnips, which need to be cored, in this recipe, as trying to shred the smaller cored pieces might result in nicked knuckles.

 Shredded Root Vegetable Pancakes
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour

  • 3 tablespoons chopped scallions

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, or 1 teaspoon dried

  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 4 cups assorted root vegetables, peeled (about 1 1/2 pounds; see Tip) and shredded

  • 2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled (optional)

  • 6 teaspoons canola oil, divided

  • Reduced-fat sour cream, for garnish

  1. 6 servings, 2 pancakes each

  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

  3. Whisk egg, flour, scallions, dill, horseradish, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Stir in vegetables and bacon (if using).

  4. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook 4 pancakes per batch: place about 1/4 cup vegetable mixture in a little of the oil and press with the back of a spatula to flatten into a 2- to 3-inch pancake. Cook until crispy and golden, 1 1/2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer the pancakes to the prepared baking sheet. Continue with 2 more batches, using the remaining 4 teaspoons oil and vegetable mixture. Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Serve garnished with sour cream, if desired.

Nutritional Facts

Per serving
Saturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Dietary Fiber
Added Sugars
1 nonstarchy vegetable
1 fat
Carbohydrate Servings
Vitamin A (64% daily value)
Folate (17% dv)
Vitamin C (15% dv)

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3 replies

evaziem 2014-04-27 17:43:12 -0500 Report

"Whole wheat flour" is a SPIN!!! The difference between the wheat flour and whole wheat flour is the husks that are milled into the whole version. There is still the white pure simple carb-white flour that spikes one's blood sugar, period.

I understand that if FDA would ban flour and sugar, the economy would collapse so they try to spin us into this whole-wheat lie. The old food pyramid was replaced by the "plate" or a "pie" that allocates one fourth (25%) for eating GRAINS. Do your research and do not let them destroy your health and life.

All sugar, grains (corn is grain), potatoes and other starches are examples of simple carbs and should be limited or avoided all together.
All other plants: veggies and fruits are complex carbs and are much better, except fruits are "veggies with sugar" (fructose) in them. Dr Mercola ( advises two pieces of fruit a day max and berries are a better choice.

Having said that, our bodies are made to eat what 10,000 years ago was eaten by people who we call hunters and gatherers and agriculture did not exist yet. Don't take my word for it. Look up the Paleo/Primal Diet for more info.

Sugar in all forms is our worst enemy.

Diet and its impact on our health is my passion. You are what you eat!
Period, end of story.