Minute Skillet Flatbreads

Got a minute? Be a superhero with this no-knead, no-rise, super easy, delightfully tangy flatbread. Just stir together, roll it out and flip it on a skillet – THAT’S IT!

Perfect for sopping up creamy hummus or serving alongside whatever you’ve got on the grill! These have just the right chew and heartiness, but thanks to the yogurt are never dry or boring.

Flatbread being flipped on skillet

I had been cooking professionally for a number of years, and had run a very successful personal chef business in Washington, D.C. You can say I was feeling confident around the kitchen.

But, as I found out, the more you think you’ve mastered, the more you realize you have yet to learn.

This was my experience as late 20-something, working my first bakery job.

Flatbreads stacked on board with kitchen towel in background

A co-worker looked over and saw me struggling to make a circular shape with the pie dough I was working. She was from Argentina, and came of age in the kitchen with her mother and grandmother- she was by all accounts an expert in the art of empanada dough.

In her very direct, yet good-hearted manner, she took the rolling pin from me and said, “why are you not making a circle? Look, like this!”

Flatbreads stacked on tea towel

She began reshaping my dough with her hands, starting out with the most rustic expression of a circle.

Then, working from the middle, she gently rolled the dough, with a light pressure, rotating and reflouring as necessary to keep it from sticking.

And, with each pass, she ALWAYS BEGAN HER ROLL FROM THE MIDDLE.

Flatbreads stacked on cutting board

She taught me two things that day, both of which made a world of difference!

Not only did she share with me her gift of a perfectly rolled dough…

She helped me realize how much more I still had to learn (even though by this point I had rolled MANY a dough and felt confident in the fundamentals).

I tell people all the time that cooking is not rocket science. It is a set of skills that can each be attained with a good pointers and practice.

Flatbreads stacked on white tea towel with olives in background

Practice makes perfect! And these little flatbreads are JUST what you want to make to hone your rolling skills.

They are on heavy rotation at our house. I always have these (6 staple) ingredients on hand- and they take just minutes to put together (requiring NO rising or resting), are a breeze to roll, and cook up on the skillet in just a minute per side!

We love them with a little hummus and grilled chicken for a fun “trip” to the Mediterranean. Or sometimes my kids eat them with a little shredded cheese on top as a gooey flatbread.

They are also great for any kind of dip, from a smoky eggplant spread, to baba ganoush, to guacamole (try spreading mild guacamole or smooshed avocado on top and scattering chopped kalamata olives and feta with a squeeze of lemon. That one just came to me… and I can’t wait to try it!).

They are also just plain good on their own!

Happy rolling!

 

 

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Healthy Quick & Easy Mid-Week

 

Minute Skillet Flatbreads

(Adapted from Joshua McFaddon)
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Servings: 6 flatbreads

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup plain yogurt not Greek style

Instructions

  • Whisk together the flours, salt, sugar and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Add the yogurt and mix with a spoon until a shaggy dough forms. Turn out onto a floured board and knead briefly until it comes together. Divide into 6 pieces.
  • Warm a skillet, such as cast iron, or a griddle over medium heat.
  • Flatten a piece of dough slightly, and using a rolling pin roll it out into a rough circular shape about 6-7 inches. Cook one at a time in your skillet for about a minute a side, until browned evenly. Remove to a plate or wrap in a dishtowel. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Tips & Tricks

Breads are best when eaten soon after cooking, but can be made ahead of time and rewarmed in a low oven.

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