My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Monday, March 14, 2011

Portuguese Pancake

After all the heavy food in my life the past few days I'm ready to lighten it up a little. Plus we have St. Patty's Day this week.

First let me say that I have no idea why this is Portuguese or why it's called a pancake. It really is more like an omelet, except better. Perfect for brunch/lunch or light supper.

Portuguese Pancake
Serves 4
print recipe

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound zucchini, chopper
1 small onion chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 stalk celery, chopped
fresh parsley
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
1 chopped tomato or 1/2 cup tomato sauce
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk or half and half
salt, pepper, paprika
1/2 cup grated cheese, your choice

Toss vegetables into a heavy frying pan which has a lid. Brown in oil for about 5 minutes. Add seasoinings and tomatoes or sauce. Simmer until barely moist. Beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper and pour over vegetable mixture. Cover, cook until eggs begin to set. Sprinkle with cheese and paprika and brown under broiler, about 10 minutes. Serve in pie shaped wedges with a good crusty bread.


  1. Good morning Beverly! You always do have the most yummy sounding recipes. This one looks like a keeper.

    Have a great day.

  2. Love the addition of the tomatoes. Sounds like a great eye-opener! :)

  3. Sounds great! Definitely will try this one. Isn't this a little like a frittata?

  4. Sounds very good...and different. I need some different around here!


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.