How To Make Norwegian Pancakes

My family, on my mother's side, has been making these traditional pancakes for many years. The original written recipe was made by my grandmother, and my mother has taught me how to make this dinner. I eat this as a breakfast because it is fairly sweet and takes a long time to make, but is very good.


You need:

1.5 cups of milk, 1 tsp. vanilla, 3 eggs beaten, cinnamon 1 shake (or as much as you prefer), 2/3 cups of flour, 2 t. melted butter.

To get the batter, you mix 1/2 cup of milk with the beaten eggs, add flour, salt, sugar, beat and then add the rest of the milk and other ingredients.


To make the pancakes, melt some extra butter on an electrical frying pan (as shown on left). Put one ladle full of batter in the pan and make sure that the batter covers every corner of the pan as evenly as possible. Cook till golden brown on one side and then flip it over. Watch out, because while flipping the pancake, it might rip. Then cook till it is brown on the other side.


The final step is to add toppings to the pancake. Different people like many different things on their pancakes. I like butter and sugar (which is the traditional way) but you can also put jelly and I have even seen someone put bacon on the pancakes.

All pictures taken by Alex Quan