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Pear, Parsnip, And Potato Pancakes

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Ingredients
  Baking potato 1 , peeled
  Parsnips 2 Large, peeled
  All-purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Egg 1 Large, beaten
  Low fat milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Kosher salt To Taste
  Fresh black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon (Use A Few Grinds)
  Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon
  Pears 4 Large, peeled, cored, sliced, and rubbed with lemon (Cornice, Bosc, Or Anjou)
  Confectioner's sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Mint sprigs 4
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Start by preheating the oven to 375° F
2. In a food process fine grating blade, start grating the potato and parsnips

MAKING
3 .In a colander, put the grated potato and parsnips, now rinse water for about 3 minutes, until the excess starch is removed, drain it properly
4. In a large pot, pur water and start boiling it, put potato and parsnips in it, and cook in high heat, until the vegetables are blanched, also drain it properly and then transfer to a large bowl
5. In another bowl, combine the flour, 1/4 cup of the granulated sugar, and the baking powder, add the grated vegetables to it
6. Now mix together the egg and milk and add slowly to the bowl filled with vegetables, keep stirring, till the batter becomes smooth and thick, season to taste with salt and pepper
7. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat
8. In the same skillet, start adding the pears and remaining 1/4 cup of sugar and cook for about 2 minutes, then spread the pears across the bottom of the skillet, and pour the batter over the pears, tilt the skillet slightly so that the batter covers and fills properly all the spaces around and between the fruit
9. Take the skillet, and transfer it to the oven and bake for 6 to 8 minutes, until the pancake is golden in color, once baked completely remove the skillet from the oven and turn it upside down in a plate over the pancake

SERVING
11. Sprinkle confectioners sugar over the top, and garnish with mint and serve by cutting the pancake into four equal pieces

TIPS
Note: With one hand on the plate, quickly turn the pan and plate over in one motion to release the pancake onto the plate

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet, Healthy
Ingredient: 
Parsnip
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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