Last night I grated veggies in my food processor, and Henry was fascinated. So I thought there was an opportunity for some breakfast food processor fun. Why not some morning potato pancakes? Potatoes and carrots are nutritionally dense and very tasty. While potatoes get a bad name because of the over-abundance of deep fried versions, they can be a a delicious treat. So here's what we did:
I pulled out the food processor and let Henry press the button. What kid doesn't like to press the food processor button? We grated the potatoes and carrots. Then switched to a slicing blade and sliced the onion. (If you grate the onion, it turns to mush.)
3 small red potatoes
1 small onion
1 small carrot
2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
Sea salt to taste
Then I heated my griddle with some olive oil and pan fried the batter into brown, crispy pancakes -- about four minutes each side. I served them for Henry with a generous spoonful of applesauce on the top -- that's how it's done in my household.