Parmesan Risotto Pancakes

Bonus Recipe

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Appears in
Get in There and Cook: A Master Class for the Starter Chef

By Richard Sax

Published 1997

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This way of using leftover risotto is so delicious that it’s almost worth making a big batch of risotto just so you can enjoy these pancakes. By adjusting the amounts proportionally, you can transform any amount of leftover risotto.


  • cups (about) leftover risotto (of any type)
  • 1 egg, beaten, as needed
  • 2 tablespoons


  1. In a medium bowl, stir the risotto gently with a fork. Stir in enough of the beaten egg to hold the mixture together without making it too wet. It should take a little less than 1 egg. (Toss any extra egg into a hot nonstick skillet for an almost instant scrambled egg—cook’s treat.) Add the Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper, if needed. Then gently fold in the fontina c