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Norrland Bacon Pancake

By March 29, 2011

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If you're as avid a fan of the late Stieg Larsson's novels as I, you've probably noticed that his staunch hero, Mikael "Kalle" Blomqvist, seems to survive solely on a diet of frozen pizza (actually the most popular food in Scandinavia) and open-faced sandwiches. However, he does enjoy an occasional treat while out and about on his investigations ... such as the traditional oven-baked bacon pancake (in Swedish, fläskpannkaka) that he's served in Norrland. Served either with lingonberries or with American maple syrup, this favorite dish from Northern Sweden is far more delicious (and just as easy to prepare) as pizza from a cardboard box.

Bacon Pancake image ©2011 Kari Diehl, licensed to About.com.


March 30, 2011 at 3:59 pm
(1) Magga says:

And don’t forget that the pizza tastes like the cardboard it came in!

April 7, 2011 at 5:55 am
(2) Svensken says:

How did you get the pannkaka so yellow?

By the way, the same recipe for ovenpancake is used for stove top pancakes. The reason most often you do it in the oven is to save time.

April 10, 2011 at 1:42 pm
(3) scandinavianfood says:

Svensken, I’m afraid the yellow tinge was more a factor of my trying to photograph dinner in the very poor artificial light of a Pacific Northwest evening (we’ve had a LOT of dark days and rain lately). It reality, the pannkaka is dark golden brown.

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