Pancake Day for Dogs

Shrove Tuesday, or as its more commonly known Pancake Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. The word Shrove comes from an old word “shrive” which means to confess. On this day people confess their sins and ask for forgiveness.

Pancakes with syrup

As Lent is a time of abstinence, Shrove Tuesday is the last day where you can indulge in your favourite treats. Pancakes are associated with this day because it was a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, butter and sugar which were traditionally forbidden during the 40 days of Lent.

Today, this custom has focused more on refraining from alcohol, cigarettes, sweets and chocolate.

Pancake Tuesday is also known as Mardi Gras (which translates from French as “Fat Tuesday”), Carnival (Latin meaning “farewell to the flesh”) and Fasnacht (German for “night of the fast”).

So, as you’re tucking into your pancakes this Tuesday, you may be feeling slightly guilty as your beloved canine is looking up at you with those puppy dog eyes! But the good news is that there is a pancake recipe suitable for your dog.

Potato Pancake Recipe for Dogs
3 medium potatoes
½ cup milk
2 medium eggs
2 tablespoons butter
Sour cream or cottage cheese

1. Boil potatoes with their skins on in salted water for about 30 minutes or until tender.

2. Mash and mix in the egg yolks and milk until smooth. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into mashed potatoes.

3. In a frying pan melt half of the butter when hot spoon a ping pong ball sized lump of the mashed potato mix into the pan. Flatten slightly with spatula and allow to brown well on both sides. Continue until all of the mixture is cooked adding butter as needed to avoid the potato pancakes sticking.

4. Serve with sour cream or cottage cheese.

Source of recipe

Let us know if you make some pancakes for your dog. We would love to see them.



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