Flour, water, olive oil and sweet honey, this is all you need to make petoules. Petoules are small, golden colored fried pancakes that can cover your need for food and sweet at the same time!
A white, creamy porridge, fried in a pan with lots of olive oil, becomes a daisy flower of small pancakes, glued together. You can eat them hot, with lots of honey on them.
Petoules used to be a cheap, easy to make and quite mouthful breakfast for many decades ago, for people who would wake up and go for their hard manual tasks
My mother used to make these at home quite ofter, since that was a way for my sister and myseft to eat honey. Nowadays we have them when we meet all together for a quick and special snack that remind us of the good old times.
You can have petoules for breakfast, for an afternoon bite, when you just need a sweet snack or even for dinner if you need a change. You don’t have to have any other side dishes. You just need pure honey, someone at the pan and a big happy company to eat and enjoy them !
- 500 gr. All purpose flour
- 500 ml water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- Olive oil for frying
- Honey and cinnamon for serving
In a bowl, pour the water, add salt and sugar. Add the flour spoon by spoon while constantly stirring with a fork.
We want to have a smooth porridge, not too thick, to flow easily.
Put a large skillet on the heat, pour olive oil – about 200 ml – and let it warm. With a large spoon, take the porridge and pour it into the hot oil.
The spoons form small pancakes, no more than 5-7 cm in diameter, joined together to form a “daisy” flower. Watch the video to get the trick.
Allow to brown on one side, it will not take more than 2-3 minutes, and carefully turn the “daisy” on the other side.
When ready, remove and leave it on absorbent paper. Repeat the process until the porridge is finished.
While the pancakes are still hot, drizzle with honey and cinnamon and eat them as quickly as possible.