Swiss Chard Pancakes #FrenchFridayswithDorie

I love making corn cakes and zucchini fritters…and Dorie’s buckwheat blini topped with smoked salmon and crème fraîche were incredible. This week’s Swiss chard pancakes, or farçous, fell short. Whether they needed more salt or more herbs…or whether I’m just not enamored with Swiss chard is up for debate. I added rosemary and thyme along with some shallots, onion and garlic to the batter before processing with the chard. Even the dollop of crème fraîche could not redeem this aperitif. Check the French Fridays with Dorie website to see what my fellow Doristas thought of this recipe.

I’ll be remaking some of the pancakes in the above links…as I gasped looking at my old photos!!!  

The recipe was shared on The Splendid Table website.

Check the French Fridays with Dorie website to see what my fellow Doristas thought of these Swiss Chard Pancakes.

My dear father-in-law passed away yesterday evening, so I will be with my family celebrating his life for the next few days. xo

Comments

  1. I’d still eat them. I doubt my palate is good enough to notice the flaws.

  2. I actually really liked these. I had no expectations of anything since I don’t like Swiss chard but these were pretty good.

  3. They do look great! I actually loved them. I added a truckload of chives, and maybe the fact that I traded whole wheat flour made me more ready for a healthy flavor and didn´t question it too much… I want to try the buckwheat ones. Hope you´re going through this time with as much ease as you all can. You´re in my prayers Liz.

  4. So sorry to hear about your father in law, Liz. Y’all take good care, and I’ll be thinking about you.

    Sorry the pancakes were boring. :/

  5. Sorry about your father in law Liz-it’s wonderful to spend some time celebrating his life with your family. Your pancakes look so good that its hard to believe they were so bland!
    I love Swiss chard so I might like to try this recipe 😉

  6. Sorry to hear about your father in law.. Prayers are being sent your way.. =)

  7. Sorry to hear that, Liz. Good thoughts to you and your family.

  8. I’m sorry to hear about your loss, Liz. The pancakes look excellent, even though you didn’t like the result.

  9. My deepest condolences, Liz. Your father-in-law was lucky to know you. Your caring undoubtedly was felt and seen in all you do including your gourmet culinary skills.

  10. My condolences to you and your family, Liz.

  11. Thinking of you and your family!

  12. Sorry these weren’tvyour favourite – but you made them look pretty!

  13. These look so pretty and that is half the battle. I am sure they also taste fantastic.

  14. Gorgeous presentation… could have been the salt. I was sprinkling it on everything individually. Dorie should have given an actual salt measurement… too hard to judge in a pancake.

  15. They look very good but sometimes it can be deceiving. I’ve made things that I was certain I was going to love but, for whatever reason, didn’t. Oh, well…

  16. Well, you certainly made something that you didn’t like look absolutely delicious. I’m sorry you didn’t like them since you obviously put a lot of effort into them and getting those gorgeous pics. Was it that you just didn’t like the taste and texture of chard in a pancake? Were you ever able to nail down what you didn’t like? I’m curious because I’d love to make these just because of how beautifully delicious you make them look. I guess if you were a car salesman, you could sell a person a lemon. 🙂

  17. Wow… looks can be deceiving. These pancakes look perfectly delicious. I’m sorry they were not up to par… but I bet your other recipes are outstanding. Looking back at old posts made me start Throwback Thursdays. I am trying to quickly get those horrible old photos using flash and all off my blog. 🙂 It’s fun to go back and try out the recipe again too. 🙂

  18. Oh Liz, Sorry these were not a hit for you. I really enjoyed them…I only made half the recipe and wish I had made the whole thing! Happy weekend!

  19. carol | a cup of mascarpone says:

    Liz, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. On the Dorie front…you may not like them, and I’m still trying to imagine how they would taste, but when I think of other veggies in baked goods, I love them. Either way, your photos are fantastic! Hoping you have as good a weekend as possible. xox

  20. Liz – sorry to hear about your family’s loss. You’re in my thoughts.

  21. Your pancakes look gorgeous, Liz. And, I’m sure your “take” was even tastier than most. I’d trade mine out for yours. (Well, actually, anything I make, I’d trade out for yours.) This is a tough week for the Berg family so I’m not sure anything would be very spot-on this week. Thinking of you all.

  22. These are so pretty. I love how yours are flecked with green. Mine were more like St Patrick Day pancakes — VERY green.

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