Wednesday, 18 March 2015
How to: Cook Dog-Safe Pancakes!
You're probably looking at the title and thinking, 'Well this is no good now, Shrove Tuesday was a month ago!' and yeah...you're right. But as I am ever trying to keep Baker included in holidays and celebrations, while keeping it safe and okay for doggy consumption, I wanted to share this fun recipe that is fun as a treat all year round.
I researched online for 'dog safe' pancakes, found a few recipes and then double checked which ingredients are definitely safe for them to eat, before picking and choosing my own combination and experimenting in the kitchen...here is what happened.
3 Medium Potatoes.
2 Medium Free Range Eggs.
1/2 Cup of Milk.
1/2 Cup of Grated Mild Cheddar Cheese. (Optional)
Lets Get Started!
Step 1: As strange as it is - Do not peel the potatoes. Instead just remove buds and bad/greening parts. Throw them in a pan as they are and leave to boil for at least 30 mins. Mine took almost 45, but just push a sharp knife into them to test.
Step 2: While they are boiling separate your eggs yolks and whites into separate bowls.
Step 3: Mash the potato, when ready, and then mix in the egg yolks and milk until soft and creamy...well as much as you can with skins there of course!
Step 4: Leave the mixture to one side while you whisk the egg whites until they are stiff and then fold them into the rest of the mixture. At this point you may also add some or all of the cheese and mix well, though it is optional.
Step 5: Heat a frying pan, with a tiny amount of vegetable oil for lubricant and then spoon a small heaped dessert spoon of the mix into the middle of the pan, flatten slightly.
Step 6: Now is the fun and/or frustrating part haha. Shuffling the pan back and forth to make sure it doesn't stick, sense when it is ready and flip to cook the other side. When browned on both sides tip onto a plate and let cool. Repeat the step 5 & 6 until all the mixture is used.
When cool you could also use some extra grated cheese to garnish - though just a tiny bit.
After I'd finished cooking them all, the first few were really cool and so it was taste test time! The little monkey is like a cheese addict and so obviously ate that off the top first leaving the pancake lying...but a couple licks later he realized it was edible too, gobbled it down and was back at the bench looking for more. Woohoo!
Remember dogs can eat potatoes and eggs but only cooked ones, as well as cheese and milk as an ingredient though always in moderation. Just like people, dogs can have a sensitive digestive system and be 'lactose intolerant', so just be careful with everything you give them. These are about 2 inches in diameter and Baker had 3 tonight. Kept in the fridge they will last about 2-3 days.
Let me know what you think and if you're going to try them out!!
You may also like my Homemade 'Chocolate' Covered Easter Biscuits, I was rather proud of them if I do say so myself.