There are certain foods that are a mystery to me, cottage cheese is one of them. I LOVE buying it and then it sits in my fridge for weeks until I chuck it; I just never know what to do with it. I remember eating it on crackers during my CEGEP years while I was on some crazy diet. Bland...almost tasteless...it's a mystery to me what people do with the stuff. So the other day I see a tub of cottage cheese staring at me in the supermarket; they call to me! This time I bought it and I swore I would use it somehow.
Thank God for Google! One of the few interesting cottage cheese recipes I found was for pancakes. Pancakes!? To say I was a little skeptical is an understatement but I am game for anything. I packed the tub of cottage cheese yesterday and headed for the cottage; Sunday morning breakfast was going to be interesting.
Now remember, for me cottage cheese is BLAND and some of the recipes were, in my mind, worse than bland. So I took a bit from here and a bit from there and added some of my own flare, crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. As usual when serving pancakes, I serve the kids and hubby first and then serve myself. I plated the pancakes and everyone sat to eat them and while I was flipping my own I waited. Silence! I hadn't told them they were different...I was holding my breath...I hadn't even tasted them yet! They LOVED it! I was like PHEW! I hurried to plate mine and dig in...they were delicious! I will definitely be making these little protein-packed gems again and again!
Now to find other ways of using cottage cheese....
- 1 tub (500g) of cottage cheese
- 4 eggs
- 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup of melted butter
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp of baking soda
- Pinch of salt
Mix the cottage cheese with the sugar, vanilla and salt until well blended.
Add the 4 eggs and blend again until it has all been incorporated.
Add the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and mix well. While mixing add the melted butter.
The dough should be thickish. Drop onto a buttered pan or griddle and cook until golden brown on each side.