Grandma's Swedish Thin Pancakes

"This is my 3rd generation Swede husband's grandmother's recipe. She came to America as a young woman. It is my husband's specialty and a family favorite."
Grandma's Swedish Thin Pancakes created by Kiwiwife
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  • Combine eggs, milk and oil in a 2-quart mixing bowl.
  • Mix well with wire whisk.
  • In small bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt.
  • Mix well.
  • Using wire whisk, mix flour mixture into egg mixture.
  • Let rest for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Lightly grease skillet. I like to use a non-stick saute pan. My husband uses a cast iron skillet. I think both work fine.
  • Preheat skillet over medium high heat.
  • Pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto hot skillet.
  • With a circular wrist motion, swirl pan until batter is evenly covering bottom of pan.
  • Cook until edges just start to brown.
  • Carefully flip pancake over with a thin spatula. (I like to use a wide one).
  • Cook turned crêpe about 20 seconds or until lightly browned.
  • Slide onto plate to cool.
  • Continue cooking remaining batter using same method.
  • Serve hot by spreading with butter and syrup. Or Lingonberry preserves. Or sprinkled with powdered sugar. Then roll up like a crepe and enjoy.
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  1. Britt E.
    These are the bomb! Perfect Swedish pancakes. I melt a stick of butter and clarify half of it and brown the rest. Use the the clarified to cook the pancakes and the brown butter to top the finished pancakes along with jam and some powdered sugar. This is the best and easiest recipe I have found.
  2. kurtismccaskill
    I use double recipe and perfect for 3 people with enough for breakfast tomorrow. These are the thin ones that the local breakfast places have
  3. TerryF1
    DH doesn't care for thick breakfast pancakes, so this recipe was a winner! Was able to make 8 pancakes in my 5" fry pan using ¼ cup measure and #5 on the burner dial. Looking forward to making again in a larger pan for savoury crepes. Thanks for sharing! (Had to mix cream and water as didn't have any milk - worked perfectly.)
  4. chefmomi
    I made 3 batches, used whole milk on 2 batches and 2/3 cup plain yogurt on the third batch. Success! Thank you for sharing.
  5. Don C.
    Terrific! Easy to make and flip over. Used boysenberry and they were delish!

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