Ricotta Pancakes with Pancetta, Peas and Corn

June 2007
Ricotta Pancakes with Pancetta, Peas and Corn

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Save big on costs without cutting flavor with this budget-friendly dinner.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 20 mins

Bake: 25 mins

  • 5 ounces thick-sliced pancetta or bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 pound fresh green peas, shelled (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 1 tablespoon butter, plus more for frying
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup plain whole milk yogurt, preferably Greek
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  1. In a large skillet, cook the pancetta over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the fat is rendered, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the pancetta to paper towels to drain; reserve the skillet.
  2. In the skillet, stir together the peas and corn and 1 tablespoon butter and cook until al dente, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and season with the lemon juice, salt and pepper. Keep warm.
  3. In a large bowl, using a fork, mix together the ricotta, yogurt, eggs and 1/4 teaspoon salt until smooth. Stir in the flour until blended.
  4. In a large nonstick skillet or on a griddle, melt 1/2 tablespoon butter. Ladle about 3 tablespoons batter into the skillet for each pancake, spacing evenly. Fry until the bottom is golden, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook until golden on the other side, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to a baking sheet and keep warm. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  5. Serve 2 pancakes per person with the pancetta-vegetable mixture.
Tip Frozen assets
  • Use frozen peas and cornjust add them to the skillet after the pancetta is cooked.