This is my Scandinavian grandmother's recipe of the traditional Swedish pancake. These are very thin pancakes, rolled up and served with lingonberries and/or sprinkled with confectioners' sugar. These are also good with lemon juice and maple syrup even!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat eggs in a large bowl; add milk, flour, sugar, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, and vanilla extract and mix until batter is very thin.

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  • Heat a griddle or a Swedish plett pan over medium heat; add about 1 teaspoon oil. Pour a small amount of batter onto the griddle and tip griddle to spread the batter into a thin layer; cook until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip pancake and cook until browned on the other side, 2 to 3 minutes more. Roll pancake and place on a plate. Repeat with remaining batter.

Nutrition Facts

314 calories; protein 13.5g; carbohydrates 36.3g; fat 12.3g; cholesterol 195.8mg; sodium 120.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (17)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2016
I am 14 years old and I did make these by myself. These pancakes are delicious and taste like crepes. Although I am not Swedish these are not that hard to make. The first time I made these I had used a pan but then I had to switch to a griddle after 1 pancake. 1 batch will provide for 4 people with toppings such as syrup and fruit. They can be a little hard to flip a first but with little bit of practice you will get the hang of it. Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/26/2017
It was way to thin and uncookable Read More
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 2
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2016
I am 14 years old and I did make these by myself. These pancakes are delicious and taste like crepes. Although I am not Swedish these are not that hard to make. The first time I made these I had used a pan but then I had to switch to a griddle after 1 pancake. 1 batch will provide for 4 people with toppings such as syrup and fruit. They can be a little hard to flip a first but with little bit of practice you will get the hang of it. Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2016
As good as my husband's Swedish grandmother used to make! Made about 18 pancakes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2016
Fantastic pancakes. When I was very young my Swedish grandmother made pancakes for us. While nothing will ever live up to those memories this is the best recipe I have found so far. I used jumbo eggs and butter instead of vegetable oil. The recipe made 18 pancakes 6" in diameter. Rather than trying to flip the thin pancakes in the frying pan I used 2 pans and flipped the half done pancake into the second pan. This was much easier and doubled my cooking rate. I found a wonderful Lingonberry jam at Ikea. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2016
Well not going to lie it took some getting used to giving to flip them and patience MUST be patience and let them cook on the first side! I managed to scarf 2 down and the recipe could feed a lot more! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2016
I followed the recipe almost exactly and it worked out great. The taste was spot on and was great with a little fruit yogurt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2016
These came out fantastically! I substituted in vanilla almond milk and added a bit of cinnamon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2019
Perfect just the way it is! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2017
Wouldn't change a thing! These were delicious and perfect consistency. One of my boyfriends favorite breakfasts and he said they taste just like how his aunt made them. Enjoy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2019
My own Fristedt family recipe (Great-grandma from nineteenth century) is the same except for leaving out sugar and vanilla. Great-gramma's instructions written down by Mom are for half these amounts and include "if doubling add another egg" which would be five eggs for these quantities. You may have to experiment to find the best temperature for your stove and pan. If you butter the pan you won't have to add butter on your plate but don't let the butter burn too much. Here's how to tell when to flip: The first side is done when you see two of these three indicators: the surface is flat not shiny; the edges are a little brown and lift away from the pan; the steam rising from the surface stops. Dad liked them with butter and sugar; some like berries or berry syrup. A few of our friends who lived in Sweden like Nutella. I like either raspberry preserves or maple syrup--if you use it get real maple syrup not corn syrup. Make them full pan-size and roll 'em up around the topping on your plate! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
02/26/2017
It was way to thin and uncookable Read More