Scotch Pancakes with Rainbow Trout By Graeme Pallister
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Scotch Pancakes with Rainbow Trout
The rainbow trout I have used in this recipe was caught by my sous chef Brad in Glenshurup in Perthshire
Serves 4 (approx. 2 small pancakes per serving)
200g plain flour
1tbsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1tbsp caster sugar
1 large egg
300ml full fat milk
1 fillet of Perthshire rainbow trout, pan-fried
4 quail eggs, soft boiled and halved
2 small beetroots, roasted
4 tbsps horseradish cream
Herbs to garnish
Gently warm the milk to room temperature
Beat the egg
Combine the dry ingredients
Add the milk and beaten egg ingredients to the dry mix
Allow the mix to rest for at least an hour
Lightly grease a heavy-based frying pan and place over a medium heat
Ladle 2 or 3 tablespoons per pancake into to pan and cook until golden brown on each side
To assemble, divide the pancakes on 4 warmed plates and arrange the trout, quail eggs, horseradish cream and garnish on top