MExican Skillet Cakes!

Hey friends! I don’t know about you…but here in New York, the Coronavirus has shut the city down. Literally. The bars, schools, workplaces, restaurants, shops, salons, theaters, museums — all dark. Word on the street is that we may be advised to “shelter in place” for the near foreseeable future. Which, is terrifying. Thank you, COVID19.

So, ready or not, we’re going to have to learn to get comfortable in the kitchen! (Or else, learn to love microwaveable freezer meals. ick!)

Allow me to introduce this quarantine staple: Mexican Skillet Cakes!

These bad boys are perfect for this season of hunkering down, because they utilize EGGS as protein, and are full of lots of vitamins and minerals to keep the immune system high.

Plus, they’re quick, and so easy that you can make them blindfolded. (And adaptable to whatever veggies you have on hand!)

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And, might I add…that this is a Lent-friendly dish, and is as delicious as it is photogenic. 🙂

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What are they? Mexican flavored veggies packed into a flapjack, and smothered with creamy guacamole!

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This budget-friendly, quarantine-approved meal is definitely not laking in the flavor department, let me tell ya!

And it has a protein-packed secret ingredient: almond flour! Which is simply ground up almonds. But it gives these bad boys a hearty bite, and packs a (non-perishable) nutritional punch!

And they’re Grain and Gluten Free, Paleo and Specific Carb Diet friendly! (with a Vegan Option, too!)

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Here’s what you need: (Serves 1)

1/2 cup almond flour
3 egg whites (Vegan Option: extra firm, pressed tofu – made as a scramble)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 red pepper, diced
1/2 zucchini, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
2 shiitake mushrooms, diced
3/4 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp oregano
5 grinds of pepper

1 avocado
squeeze of lime
1 garlic clove, grated
1 tbsp red onion, grated

Large non-stick skillet
Silicone Scraper
Good Chef’s Knife (This is the one I use and love)
Microplane grater/zester

Start out by sautéing the onion in 1 Tbsp EVOO with the salt, pepper, and spices. Let them cook for about 3 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the other raw veggies in a separate bowl. After the onions have softened, pour them in the separate bowl with the other veggies and toss to coat everything with the spices. Once fully mixed, stir in the eggs/almond flour and salt.

In a large, non-stick skillet, add 1 Tbsp olive oil. Heat it over medium heat for 1 minute. Then, pour 1/3 cup dollops of batter onto the skillet. It will make 4 pancakes. Let them cook for about 4 minutes per side, until golden brown. When you go to flip, carefully do so, using both a spatula and a silicone scraper — they can be a bit messy.

While they’re cooking, make the guacamole by combining the ingredients in a bowl and smashing it with the back of a fork.

To assemble, top your skillet cakes with a dollop of guacamole, and garnish with cilantro.

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Wow, oh wow! Were these ever a treat! Before I even tasted them, I was salivating at the amazing aroma coming from the kitchen! I saw my apartment neighbor after dinner when I was throwing away the garbage, and he said, “oh my Gawd, there’s always such good smells coming out of there! Are you opening a restaurant?” Haha, thanks buddy 🙂 I guess food envy is real, now that we’re all fending for ourselves in the kitchen!

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But the flavors and textures were incredible….outstanding, in fact. I have never had Mexican flavors with almond flour, and let me tell you — it was outrageous! The Mexican spices were warm and sultry, and then there was this underlying slight sweetness from the almond flour, which had now toasted, and the red peppers, which had begun to caramelize.

And then the rich and luxurious guacamole brought it all together. It was cooling, counterbalancing the spicy-sweetness.

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Not too shabby for a humble Corona quarantine supper 🙂

Stay well, stay healthy, stay positive, stay sane my dear friends! Praying for you all!

“This is what the Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.” Ez 37:5

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67 responses to “MExican Skillet Cakes!”

  1. Bars and restaurants were shut down yesterday in Jacksonville. We still had our primaries though with 29% of the population showing up. No sense whatsoever. I’m working from home. This dish looks yummy! Guacamole is my fav! Nice post!

  2. Creative, and lovely! Anything Mexican is alright by me! I’m the only one in my middle-of-nowhere-in-the-Midwest office not working from home. I should be safe in there alone. Stay well!

    • Thank you!! Oh it is a great pantry staple! It makes terrific pancakes and breading for chicken and fish as well!! Stay well friend! Hugs and love xox

  3. I’m not entirely sure I appreciate you reminding me how terrible my frozen dinners are and showing me delicious looking pictures that I can’t eat. Although, the salt in my tears does kind of help with the blandness…

    • Haha Aw thank you friend! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Stay well! Hugs and love xox

  4. isn’t it so strange that the signs of spring are around us here and the city is like the coldest day in winter! your recipes always make me think, I think cooking is for creative people, baking is for chemists …. so I suck at baking….

    • It really is David! Eerie! Suns out birds chirping. Deserted streets. Wild. Stay well. Hugs and love xox

  5. I’ve made something similar before without the guacamole and almond flour. I take eggs (including the yolks) and add all sorts of veggies plus cheese to the mix, and turn them into “overstuffed” omelets. It’s mostly veggies and the egg is used as a binder. Guacamole I’ve made before and I never thought to serve it with the same dish. It makes sense since your version is Mexican! 🥑🌶

    • Oh nice!! Sounds delicious!! Thanks for stopping by! Stay well! Hugs and love xox

  6. Looks great though I’m not sure I can find the almond flour. Plenty of avocados here in Florida though for the guacamole. How is it in New York? People are flying or driving down here to escape so it is hard for me to imagine Manhattan. Be blessed be safe and keep these recipes and cheerful posts coming!

    • Thanks so much Pete! These are great without the almond flour too, as more of an omelette too! Things in New York are wild but we’re hanging in! You as well. Stay healthy! Hugs and love xox

  7. Thanks for posting! Those look amazing! We are down in Georgia and things seem to be ramping up here as I am now homeschooling, working from home and trying to get in some blogging/writing time. Blessings and peace to you and yours. We will get through this together!

  8. Folks in Kansas are having a fit because the governor shut the schools down for the rest of the school year. Well, they don’t see what I see on government health websites about the slow march in Europe right now. Self containment is the best idea for slowing it down. Hopefully our numbers will be less. It may seem like overkill right now. But praying that in 2 months it is over. It has taken 4 months for China, and they did not shut down until the beast was already loose.
    Prayers for your health and safety my friend!

  9. Those bad babies do look amazing. Wow, nicely done my friend. That is nice that you are praying for everyone, me too. Everyone can pray for one another. Yea! Love to you my friend. So glad you have lots of folks to talk too. 💕💕😘🥰 Joni

  10. This looks so wonderfully and amazingly delicious. Served with a generous portion of humor and insight. You have outdone yourself yet again. Thank you for your faithfulness to continue posting through thick and thin. I happen to know how difficult that can be. Blessings.

    • Thanks Shelley! I hope you do! These were a real treat! Stay well! Hugs and love xox

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