Hungarian Hortobagy Pancakes (thin pancakes with meat filling and sauce)

Hungarian Hortobagy Pancakes (thin pancakes with meat filling and sauce)

I made these one night after I had a pregnancy craving for them. I haven’t had them since I was in Hungary nine years ago, but I never forgot their delicious taste! I have fond memories of the family I ate these with and the sweet lady who made them for my team and I. Unfortunately for me, the original recipe contains flour, sour cream and milk…but I was able to come up with substitutions and I will be making them again! I hope you enjoy this main dish!

Hungarian Hortobagy Pancakes (thin pancakes with meat filling and sauce)

Pancake Ingredients:
3 Tbsp. coconut flour
1/4 cup arrowroot
1 1/3 cup almond milk
8 eggs
2 tsp. coconut oil or butter, melted
1/2 tsp. salt
(extra oil or butter for greasing pan)

Pancake Directions:
1. Combine above ingredients in a blender and blend until just combined.
2. Preheat a 10″ skillet on medium heat.
3. Lightly grease pan with coconut oil or butter.
4. Put 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup batter in skillet.
5. Once pancake is set, use a square turner to flip pancake and cook briefly on the other side.
6. Set pancakes aside.
*Makes 11 pancakes.

Filling Ingredients:
3 chicken breasts, cubed (I’ve heard pork is a great filling as well!)
1/2 onion
2 Tbsp. coconut oil
1 Tbsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Filling Directions:
1. Finely chop onion. Cook in a skillet with oil until transparent.
2. Add chicken, paprika, salt, and pepper.
3. Cook until tender and chicken is cooked through.
4. Remove chicken and onions from heat (I use a mesh strainer to separate juices).
5. Put juices back into pan.
6. Shred the chicken.

Sauce Ingredients:
Juices from cooking chicken/onion
1 cup coconut milk (canned)
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. arrowroot

Sauce Directions:
1. Combine coconut milk and lemon juice in a small bowl. Let sit 5 minutes. (This is our sour cream substitute.)
2. Thicken the juices in the pan with arrowroot and 2 Tbsp. of the coconut milk/lemon juice mixture.
3. Bring juice to boil and then add the rest of the coconut cream/lemon juice mixture to it. Continue to cook for 2-3 minutes or until sauce is heated through.

Assembly of Pancakes:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Put 2 Tbsp. of the sauce into the chicken/onion mixture.
3. Spread chicken mixture on pancakes. Fold up.
4. Put (8) rolled up pancakes in a 9×9 baking dish and pour sauce over the top of the pancakes. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until sauce is bubbling. (You will have 3 leftover pancakes…save these for fruit and coconut whipped cream for dessert later!)
*To roll-up the filled pancakes, I just folded in two opposite sides and then folded the other two sides in and laid them in the pan, folds down.

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