Friday morning breakfast, part of my ‘adventures in a meat-free cottage’ weekend…

Ingredients (serves two):
100g self raising flour
100ml milk
Half an onion
1 egg
30g hard cheese
2 sprigs of parsley
4 tbsp oil
First, chop the onion very finely, and grate the cheese. I brought my small hand grater with me, which grates very finely – making a small amount of cheese go much further! Snip up the parsley, and add all to a mixing bowl.
Weigh in the flour and and stir through to evenly distribute the dry ingredients.
Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and break in the egg. Pour over the milk, and mix into the flour etc briskly with a fork to form a smooth batter.
Heat the oil in a frying pan (or in my case, a wok, as there wasn’t a frying pan here!), and drop in a tablespoon of batter. Fry on a medium heat for half a minute on each side, and remove from the pan to a plate.
Repeat until all of the batter is used.
Delicious eaten on their own, but I served mine with an egg and a cup of coffee – well, it was nearly lunchtime!
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