Spiced Pear and Egg Pancake with Tomatoes

Light, happy, and simple enough as a flourless pear pancake over green lettuces… with raw tomatoes offering a bold, fresh, and pleasing contrast.

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 cups raw lettuce leaf blend of your choice
  • ½ medium ripe pear, cut into thin slices (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 Roma or other small tomato, rinsed and chopped into large chunks
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil, for heating
  • Optional: dash of salt and pepper to taste

Prep time: 10 minutes
Yields: 1 serving

Preparation:
1. Heat olive oil on a skillet at medium-low heat. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice. (***Optional— for a little bit more fluffy lightness, add in a tbsp of cold water as you whisk.)

2. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet, coating the pan, and arrange pear slices directly on top of the eggs— I laid mine in two horizontal rows.

3. Heat on one side for 5 minutes, until edges of the pancake look solid in the pan. Optional: sprinkle some salt on the uncooked side before flipping, and more spices if you want to have a ‘uniform spice’ look to your pears. Then, flip the pancake and cook for 5 more minutes on the other side.

4. Plate pancake on top of lettuce leaves and arrange Roma tomato chunks around it. Optional: sprinkle with black pepper. Then, enjoy!

Yasmine’s notes:
Normally I would never think that raw tomatoes pair with pears (pun intended 😉 ), let alone to think like this with sweet pancakes, after all— most commonly a dish either for breakfast or dessert, depending on where you look. But by my observation, they honestly do pair well: fresh and fried working together in harmony. Sometimes it takes rethinking about how foods even can work, once you begin playing more and more with fresh produce itself. Let me know what you think of this combination in the comments below!


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