Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sunday Breakfast - Retro Blueberry Latkes!

Shortly after I began this experiment, people started sending me lots of retro recipe requests from the 1972 WW program. I love the nostalgia that these old WW recipes conjure up for so many people. Especially for those who have either followed the original program themselves or who remember their parents or other family members following it. Food is powerful, isn't it?

Today's recipe is one that seems to bring some happy memories to a lot of people so I thought: how delightful. I'll make a nice Sunday breakfast for the hubby and me--with the condition that if he tried the retro latkes and didn't like them, I promised to make him a batch of "real pancakes"...

If you'd like to try making these tasty little treasures for your Sunday morning feast, here's the run-down:

The batter consists of 1 egg, 1/3 cup cottage cheese, 1/3 cup skim milk, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 slice of bread made into crumbs. (yep--we make our own crumbs on the retro plan, baby.)

Then, the batter is dropped by spoonfuls into a hot non-stick pan.

OK. Please ignore the fact that at this stage of the process it looks very much like novelty plastic vomit. Ugh.

Oh---and I almost forgot the BESTEST part! The topping. It's just 1/2 cup berries, 1 tablespoon water and 2 teaspoons artificial sweetener --simmer until berries are soft and syrupy. YUM!

The finished product actually came together quite well, and I gobbled up every last bite. In my opinion, it tasted like deconstructed french toast. It's amazing what wonders you can work with some cottage cheese and a slice of bread.

And the hubby? He enjoyed his pancakes.


Weighting Around said...

Sounds OK, Mimi and there was quite a bit of protein there. But since it is 2010 I think I'll stick with Fiber One pancake mix. Easy as 1,2,3.

Hope you're having fun because I love reading your blog!

Mimi said...

It's hard to believe how hard those women had to work back then and how creative they had to be. This experiment is really making me realize how easy we have it in 2010!

heidi said...

Mmmmmmmm...except for the pain in the butt breadcrumb part ;)

Mara said...

OMG, I used to make these in the late-eighties Weight Watchers. They were called Cottage Cheese Pancakes. I do believe we were allowed to use flour then. These recipes are so fun. And your husband is a doll to do this with you.