Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Chorizo Stuffed Breakfast "Skinnies"

My hubby loves eggs, he could eat them everyday for probably every meal . . . conflict: I am not a big egg eater, in fact to eat eggs they had better be loaded with veggies or something to take away from the "eggy-ness." So if my hubby wants them more often than not he makes them . . .
One way that I actually enjoy them is by adding chorizo to them and making a breakfast burrito . . . however on Saturday I felt adventurous and added a twist to breakfast when I was REALLY craving skinnies! Okay some people may be thinking "what is this lady talking about!?!" Skinnies are like skinny pancakes! I'd say they are more of a cross between pancakes and crepes actually.
We used to eat skinnies all the time when I was a kid! My mom and my aunt would make them . . . they are the best thing to wake up to in the morning (well next to my hubby) . . . they are easy to make and honestly don't need any filling or syrup, just roll'em up and chow down (maybe that's why they were super appealing to eat growing up!) Actually the addition of a little cream cheese and apricot or strawberry jam is pretty delightful too! I really loved filling them with something a little savory and spicy though! I made so many that we ate them for 3 days straight!
Recipe by Mama P.

1 cup Flour
6 Tbsp Sugar
1 tsp salt
4 Eggs
1 1/3 cups Milk
2 Tbsp Butter, melted

1. Sift together flour, sugar, and salt. Set Aside.
2. Mix eggs and milk. Add to the flour mixture and whisk until lumps are gone. Pour in the melted butter and stir.
3. Heat a 6 or 8 inch skillet over medium heat. (lightly grease if needed) Ladle 1/4 cup batter onto skillet. Swirl the skillet to spread batter out evenly. Cook until lightly browned and roll up. Serve with syrup, jam, or fill with eggs, meat and veggies. Enjoy!

To make them "Chorizo Style" I cooked 1/2 cup chorizo, 4eggs, and 2 Tbsp milk together. Layered a skinny with a mixture of rice and black beans, and chorizo eggs. Top off with sour cream and diced tomatoes. (Shredded cheese, jalapenos, salsa, chilies etc. would also be great to top with!)


Cheri Sicard said...

My Polish grandmother used to make pancakes like these (minus the fillings). I have always liked them so much better than traditional pancakes.

Lisa said...

I will need to make some skinnys too!

Maria said...

These would make a very tasty breakfast!

RecipeGirl said...

My husband is a huge breakfast burrito fan so these look like a nice option. Love the name!

Mary Ann said...

I love breakfast food and crepes are one of my favorites! This sounds like a variation I would really like. Yum!

Anonymous said...

I'm not big on pancakes but these skinnies look perfect for fillings!

Pam said...

They remind me of crepes. I love the savory recipe - my husband loves chorizo. Delicious.

Veronica said...

I like the idea of these skinnies...they sound like a perfect breakfast treat!

Prudy said...

Oh yummy! They look so good! If you are really coming down this way you had better stop by. Email me and I'll tell you where the big party is.

Carolynn said...

Well, I do believe that we make somthing similar to this; we call them swedish pancakes or my kids have always called them "roll up pancakes"! We do the jam, syrup, or lemon juice and powdered sugar for the fillings, but my hubby and I would really like your chirizo, savory filling version!! I do believe that we will have to make this SOON-- Thank you for the great yummy ideas, Emily!!