Thin Vegetable Pancakes

中文菜谱: 马齿苋杂粮煎饼

Portulaca oleracea might be considered as weed by most people in America.  But it is served as edible vegetable in Asian countries.  


It has a slight sour taste.   When cooked, it has similar sliminess like okra.  So I usually chop it up and add to pancakes.


1 egg
2/3 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon oil
1/4 cup of multi whole grain flour (I grind my own multi grain flour:)
1/4 cup of all purpose flour
1 handful of portulaca oleracea
freshly ground black pepper
salt to taste
sriracha sauce  (optional)



Rinse the portulaca oleracea under cold running water.  Drain well and chop coarsely. 

In a medium bowl, add egg, milk, oil, multi grain flour, flour, salt and pepper. 

Whisk everything together and add chopped portulaca olerace

Mix well again with a whisk

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Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat.  Spray with oil and add 1/4 batter.  Spread it as thinly as possible with a crepe spreader or spatula

When the bottom side is golden brown, flip the pancake over.  Cook until the other side is golden brown too

I usually make 4 to 5 pancakes out of the ingredients listed above.  They are perfect for a quick and nutritious breakfast.

Sriracha sauce pairs well with almost everything! O(∩_∩)O~