Pancakes From Around The World


Pancakes have always been a staple in America, from a simple brunch treat to the variety of restaurants dedicated to the dish.  The light, fluffy American pancakes have their foreign equivalents in many countries abroad too!  With sweet and salty options to choose from, it's easy to fall in love with these pancakes from around the world! 

  • Crepes - These French pancakes are thin, cooked on both sides and then folded around a delicious filling, sometimes sweet with berries or chocolate and sometimes savory with veggies and cheese.
  • Blinis - Also known as blintzes, this Eastern European food is similar to its cousin, the crepe.  Blinis are often filled with berries, potatoes or cottage cheese and then fried or baked for a crispy outside and a warm, gooey inside.
  • Dosas - Made from rice batter and black lentil mixture, this South Indian standard is crispy and flaky, often served with a variety of dips and sauces.  Dosas can either be served plain or stuffed with filling.
  • Injera - Similar to the vast pita spreads served throughout the Middle East, Injera, an Ethiopian flatbread made from teff flour, is served with numerous stews, vegetable dips, cheeses and salads on a large platter.  The spongy texture of the bread makes it easy to mop up every last bite!
  • Raggmunk - These Swedish potato pancakes are made with grated potatoes and eggs, fried into a delicious and crispy little pancake.  Served with fried pork and lingonberries, this savory pancake makes for a hearty breakfast.

What's your favorite kind of pancake?

In the mood for chocolate pancakes? Click here.

Photo: Adam Macchia

Further Reading: Our sister site Food Republic has a great article on how to make the perfect pancake.