Asian Pancakes with Kale and Other Veggies

Maybe it’s something to be ashamed of, and maybe I shouldn’t admit it, but I am really not a fan of kale. I know that it’s apparently a very healthy thing to eat (people give it credit for everything from lowering cancer risk to making your hair shiny!), but healthiness alone will likely never convince me to eat anything. (More on this when we reach brussels sprouts season….) An internet recipe search implies to me that the most popular ways to eat kale are: blended up in some kind of green smoothie, braised or roasted in the manner of these collard greens, or baked as chips. I was not thrilled about these choices, so when I stumbled on Smitten Kitchen’s Japanese Vegetable Pancakes, I felt this was the perfect solution to my “kale problem.”

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