Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Norwegians like their pancakes served hot with butter and jelly, or butter and sugar.


  1. Beat together the eggs and sugar.
  2. Add the milk and salt, and then the flour, mixing until smooth.
  3. Let the batter rest for 20 minutes.
  4. Butter a very hot skillet lightly.
  5. Laddle 2 to 3 tablespoons of batter into the skillet, and tilt it around so the batter spreads out to make a 7 inch diameter pancake.
  6. The batter will firm up quickly.
  7. When the first side is brown, turn and brown the other side.
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As a little girl, I remember when I stayed at my Norwegian grandmother's house ( we called her Bestemor, which is grandmother in Norwegian) and I loved when she made me Norwegian pancakes for breakfast. I recall sitting at her kitchen table in my pajamas ,in her pretty little kitchen that always had crisp white cotton curtains, anticipating her delicious pancakes. She would place the pancake on my plate and I would then take a pat of butter, melt it over the pancake, sprinkle on some sugar, roll up the pancake, and then taking my fork and knife enjoy my favorite dish Bestemor would make. Bestemor passed away many, many years ago, but when I used this recipe this morning and feed my family of 5, I felt like I was getting a hug from my grandmother....priceless. I am not sure if she used vanilla in hers, I will ask my mother, but my family loved this recipe. My son said he could sit here all day and eat them. So I guess I will continue the yummy memories. I was able to get around 24 pancakes from this. I had considered doubling the recipe at first and am glad I didn't. Hope you try this and enjoy!

lynn.famiglietti October 25, 2015

These were wonderful thin pancakes morgainegeiser. I enjoyed them so much. I put violet jelly on the inside and garnished with a little icing sugar. I will make these again, into my keeperbox this recipe goes. They were quick and easy to put together and tasted great. Thanks for sharing.

Baby Kato October 05, 2011

This was a tasty breakfast treat! I made half of the recipe and got 8 pancakes. I had a little trouble with the technique so the first two didn't look too good but once I figured out 2 things - tilt the pan slowly so the batter can set a bit as it coats the bottom of the pan, and resist the urge to flip them too soon - they came out fine. I warmed some honey with just a little strawberry jelly and drizzled that over the pancakes. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

loof March 28, 2011