Hungry on Passover?

It seems that no matter how many toasted coconut marshmallows, no matter how much cheese and matzah, no matter how many pieces of fruit I eat on Passover I am hungry the whole week.  Part of it is psychological – surely – but the other part is that we give up all kitnyot for the holiday, which means no beans, peas, rice, peanuts, lentils, etc, not just grain items.  So much of my diet is made up of these things that it is hard to compensate with potatoes and ice cream (yes, this year I did buy kosher for Passover ice cream.)  So here is a little something I whipped up that feels filling even if it has the same short list of ingredients as so many other Passover foods.  Enjoy.

Smoked Provolone and Green Onion Pancakes, Kosher for Passover

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded smoked provolone
  • 3-4 green onions
  • 1 cup  matzah meal
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt, shake of black pepper

Beat the egg with the milk and the oil.  Thinly slice the onions then stir them and the cheese into the egg mixture.  Mix in all the dry ingredients.  Let the mixture stand 5 minutes then stir well.  Heat a little olive oil in a pan over medium heat.  Stir the batter once more then drop by the 1/4 cup into the hot pan.  Leave enough room for the pancakes to spread.  Cook until they are browned on one side then flip and cook the other side.  If you try to flip too soon they will be very tender and fall apart.  Either eat hot plain or cold, plain or with salsa.  They can be a main dish or a side.  Chag Pesach Sameach.

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