Friday, June 7, 2013

Norwegian pancakes...

The Swedes always take credit for these, as well as for Norwegian meatballs. I don't really know what the perfect origins were, but in MY home, as I grew up... they were NORWEGIAN.

I wish I could tell you how good these are. Just give it a try sometime...

7 eggs
a smattering of flour to medium consistency
a dab of melted butter
a small amount of milk
a dab of sugar...

That's all I can tell you. There were never any measurements in our house. My mom knew exactly what consistency they should be, and then into the large teflon pan they went... rolled around to the edges like crepes, a little thicker, but a-ma-zing-ly delicous!!

She let them turn into a golden brown and flipped them, then popped them out as they were done, into a half fold and a quarter fold. As we took them from the plate, we opened them, filled them with good stuff and rolled them up like a tube and down they went! In case there were any left overs, my brother came in the next day and ate whatever was left... cold, and quick!

I still make them, but not as often as my mother did. It is a lot of work to stand there and crank them out one at a time. She never complained. I DO! You can't make them en-masse, just one at a time... a loooong time. Still... it's more than worth it. Right Felisol?? (My Norwegian sister)...

We sprinkled sugar or maple syrup or fruit jam onto the pancakes, and ate until we were stuffed. 

I do hope that in a section of heaven, my mom is up there making Norwegian pancakes for all of the 'saints.' It has to be a recipe that God thought up. It's that good!


Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Oh, I just may have to try these little fellas. Definitely sounds very yummy and I'm into yummy!

Have yourself a great weekend!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ah, let me tell ya, I hope we're eating up there, because I have some special culinary eternal requests!!!!!!!!!!

These look fantastic, and living here in Minnesota, where the Scandinavian culture is beautifully expressed, I have often heard the Swedes say they are Norwegian pancakes! Whoever gets the credit, they are genius! Imagine these with fresh strawberries?

Sonja dear, thank you for coming to visit; yes,the crowd is growing and glowing up above. What a meeting of the minds and heart is must be and will forever be! LOVE, Anita

Debbie Petras said...

Every time I visit my Aunt Ruth in California she makes me these for me. We usually put jam in the middle and roll them up. I love them and they are ...Norwegian!

I just may need to make some for Greg and me.

Love you,

Felisol said...

Dear Sonja.
These sure are the genuine Norwegian pancakes. Maybe there are even more Swedes than Norwegians in the US, I don't know. But their pancakes are cheaper and the IKEA meatballs taste like cardboard.
My mother of course made pancakes or waffles many days a week. Fluffy and tasty. My dad would smile from ear to ear when she served warm pancakes with whipped cream and strawberry jam for dessert. They were rolled, like Debbie says, a thick roll with melting cream. One had to use fork and knife to eat it. Warm pancakes with ice are of course not bad either.
Oh, Sonja, we have a great heritage, great in all the little details.
I haven't been in blogworld for a while. I saw a comment from you, but it disappeared when I tried to post it.
Hope things are well with you and your family. Hugs Felisol

Debbie said...

Oh my these sound just wonderful! I am afraid I would eat MANY each time they were made, haha.

Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement and your prayers, I appreciated it so. : )

Debbie said...

They look delicious. I am such a pitiful cook that I don't do well without measurement. Sigh.

Still, I would love to try these.

(I commented on your previous post because I really related to it. I didn't think you would see it because it's so late.)

Just a little something from Judy said...

I can almost smell them cooking as I read the post. My mother and grandma cooked the same way, without exact measurements. Since my grandchildren really like pancakes, I really want to try them. Thanks Sonja!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Well why not? I'm a fan of all things pancake, whether from Norway or at the IHOP!

Patrinas Pencil said...

These look so good and smell delicious! what a sweet memory of mom. my mom never measured ingredients either...therefore neither do i...but...i have a hard time duplicating that real thing that was just perfect when mom made it.

funny, my kids say they same thing about my cooking. hard to duplicate. I rarely use recipes. if I do...i'm always tweaking them :) I hope that's a sign of creativity!

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