Normally, if a recipe doesn’t work out, I just send it off on a Viking funeral (figuratively, rest assured) and graciously let it go. It happens, sometimes even with trusted sources; cooking is a combination of art and science, and I’m comfortable with that. There are dozens of food-related ideas swirling in my brain-sphere at any given moment, and when something doesn’t pan out, I’m happy to move on.
I wasn’t even that into you, coconut rum cake. Whatever. Onto the pyre you go.
I’m always happy to move on, but the exception remains in these zucchini-feta pancakes. I dutifully followed my beloved Moosewood Cookbook‘s guidance.
Step 1: I grated, chopped, whipped and folded as instructed.
Step 2: I ended up with goo that stuck to the pan and was never going to form itself into cohesive pancake units no matter how hard I tried.
Step 3: I ate that mess anyway. It was a delicious, sad mess.
Step 4: So, I thought about what might have gone wrong and set out to fix it.