Chickpea mushroom pancakes.
Tasty and surprising goes with easy and elegant in these asian little bites. These are sure to please anyone that is hungry, even carnivores, thanks to the chewy mushrooms. Make more, as they will disapear in no time!
For the chickpea pancakes:
- 1/2 cup chickpea flour
- 1/2 cup water
- 3/4 cup cooked thin rice noodle
For the sauce:
- 1/4 cup vegan mayo
- 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 small clove of garlic
- 1/2 tbsp chives chopped small, more for serving
For the mushrooms:
- 3.5 oz shitake mushrooms thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp sesame seeds more for serving
For the mushroom mix:
Warm a large antiadhesive pan on medium-high heat. Add a small amount of oil (if using), then add the mushrooms. Cook them without moving them around too much until browned, for about 4-5 minutes.
While the mushrooms are cooking, mix the rest of the ingredients (except for the sesame seeds) in a small bowl.
When the mushrooms are cooked, add the sesame oil mix to the mushroom directly in the pan and mix well. Cook for a minute or two until the sauce thickened, then remove for the heat.
Add the sesame seeds, mix well and set aside in a medium bowl until ready to build the pancakes.
For the pancakes:
Roughly cut the cooked noodles in about 1-2 inches pieces.
Mix together the chickpea flour and the water in a medium bowl. Add the cut noodles and mix well.
In a large antiadhesive pan, warm a small amount of oil. When the pan is hot, turn down the heat to medium and put about 1 1/2 tbsp of the pancake mix and press on it a little to be about the thickness of regular pancakes. Cook for about 2 minutes of each side or until cooked through and slightly browned. Set aside the cooked pancakes on a plate and repeat the cooking process until you used all the pancake mix.
Build the pancakes:
On top of each cooked pancakes, put about 1-1/2 tsp of the mayonaise sauce, then add few mushrooms slices on top of the sauce.
Top the pancakes with more sesame seeds and chopped chives.
Enjoy right away.