Monday, March 19, 2012

Weekend Menu # 23: Long Beans Pancake

It was a lazy weekend for us. We woke up late yesterday, around 8am. The night before we watched "The Flowers of War" starring Christian Bale and Ni Ni till way past midnight! Very nice movie and I sticked to the screen for 2 hours plus. I never like watching war movie, but this historical movie is very touching. I think I cried more than twice watching it. A lot of blood and guns involved. *wink*

On Sunday we had our late breakfast before heading to Sunday Mass at 10.30am. After the one hour service, we went to our usual weekend grocery shopping. Don't feel like eating rice for lunch so I suggested that I made some pancakes. The night before my sister told me she is making long beans pancakes, so I also want to follow her.

It has been a while since I made this long beans pancakes. My dad loves this pancakes and can eat many pieces of it.

So I made the pancakes for our lunch.

Ingredients: Long beans, wheat flour, dried prawns, water, salt and light soy sauce

Just mix everything into a batter. Nice batter; not too much flour and not too watery. You can add beaten eggs and chopped spring onions into the batter, but I did not.

Add a bit of oil into wok. Ladle some of the batter into heated wok. When the bottom has turned brown, turn to other side and using spatula, flatten the pancake. Fry till it is brown. Dip the pancake in light soy sauce.

Simple pancake for the family and for my picky boy, he ate quite a lot of it. He was too full that he did not eat any rice for dinner. Lol! After our simple lunch, we took our afternoon nap. Then me and hubby watched "Ah Beng The Movie" which was very hilarious. Then we sent some of our packed boxes of stuff to our new house. We move a bit by bit, so when it is time to move in, we would not a ton of boxes to deal with!

Long time we did not have a DVD marathon. Suppose to watch another movie "The Woman In Black" starring Daniel Radcliffe last night, but I was too tired. And some more school re-opens today so need to get up to prepare for little girl. Maybe tonight........if I am not tired. *wink*


Hayley said...

Very unique pancakes!
Usually I'll just cook the plain pancake without much ingredients..

yvonne said...

Long bean and dried shrimps pancakes.... very interesting. First time hearing about it and I'm tempted to cook this :D

eugene said...

Now I really like this post entry cos it reminds me of my younger days,,you see we were poor then, sometimes we could only afford two means a day and my mama was very good in dishing out cheap and good foods, and this is the one that I would love,,,long beans with flour,,,

flour was cheap then,so were long beans,mama would make loads of them pieces by pieces and we would have just one dish from pagi to malam.... in Hokkien we would call it,,,Mee Hoon Kueh"

wenn said...

ya, I love that kind of pancake too

アンゼエリン said...

Wow that savoury pancake must be tasty with chili sauce...will try it one day.

Sheoh Yan said...

I love sweet pancake, I never pancake with veggie and dip in soy source. Interesting.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

look simple and yummy!