Swedish Pancakes

As I’ve been promising, here is my family recipe for Swedish Pancakes.

3 eggs
1 1/4 cups milk
3/4 cup flour
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

Beat eggs together till thick and lemon colored. Stir in milk. Stir together dry ingredients, add to egg mixture, mixing till smooth.

Notes: (not part of the original recipe)

  • I’ve been adding extra sugar and then some vanilla extract. I suppose you could try almond extract as well, but I fear change.
  • I had better luck this weekend when I added the milk-eggs mixture to the dry ingredients, a bit at a time, to get it better blended. I usually get lumps when I do it the way stated in the recipe.
  • Swedish pancakes are a bit like crepes, so don’t be expecting fluffiness.

Some guidelines for cooking. You want to put 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup of the mixture in the heated skillet. (I use a 1/4 cup measure for the flour and then use it again here.) I’ve been using a 9-inch Teflon-coated pan. I still have to spray it with Pam. Unlike regular pancakes, where you wait for bubbles to appear before flipping, that won’t happen with Swedish Pancakes.

You want to wait until the top looks like it’s nearly cooked – basically till the shine goes out of the mixture. Remember that this is mostly raw eggs, so you really want them to be sure you cook them thoroughly.
Then you flip. How pretty!
I can usually eat only 2-3. Top with butter and syrup. Another favorite combination is powdered sugar. I’m sure you could come up with more. They’re great with some bacon on the side as well.

As a single person, this recipe makes up WAY more than I could ever hope to eat in one meal. You should know that the mix doesn’t save, but cooked pancakes do. I put the remaining pancakes on a plate, cover it with plastic wrap, and put in the fridge. Then I have breakfast for the whole week (practically). Just put 2-3 on a plate with a little syrup, microwave for 90 seconds, and you’ve got a great hot breakfast.

Don’tcha wish you were Swedish too? That’s OK – you don’t have to be in order to enjoy this yummy meal!