This morning marks the first day of the new year, and to start it off right, a good breakfast is key. When I visit Vanessa in Montana, she always makes the most amazing cottage cheese pancakes. They are the best pancakes I’ve ever had, especially when served with sour cream and jam. Absolutely the best.
I’m a big fan of easy and quick recipes that taste delicious, so these are right up my alley. I’m not normally a fan of cottage cheese, but in these pancakes and in the orange salad that my mom and meemaw make, I love it. For this recipe, you’ll need: an egg, flour, cottage cheese, cream, sour cream, and jam. That empty bowl up top is what I used for the batter. It belonged to my great-great-great-grandmother and it is absolutely gorgeous. There’s something special about using it for cooking; like I can almost picture her in the kitchen.
Crack your egg and stir it with the cottage cheese.
Add the flour…
…and the cream…
…and mix it together until you have a spoonable batter.
Spoon out pancakes of your desired size, and heat over medium until browned and ready to flip! Vanessa and I like the outsides crunchy, so we cook on a higher heat. The inside is delicious when still a bit runny, but it’s up to you and your taste to decide how you’d like them cooked.
Gorgeous crispy pancakes ready to eat!
We ate our pancakes with plain yogurt and granola with maple syrup on the side.
Make sure to get the sour cream and jam out for your pancakes. It makes them perfect.
Did you get in a good breakfast this morning? Do you have any New Year’s Day traditions? What is your resolution for 2013? I have a feeling it’s going to be the best year yet.
COTTAGE CHEESE PANCAKES
16 oz. cottage cheese
1/2 c. flour
1/3 c. cream
Stir all ingredients until you have a spoonable batter. Cook over medium heat until browned on one side, then flip. Brown the other side, repeat, and enjoy!