Stuffed Danish Pancakes (Uganda)
Danish Pancakes are a favorite in Denmark, and this recipe is one I first
experienced at a Danish Restaurant in Uganda. This recipe reflects the Ugandan
version, which may vary from other Danish implementations due to regional availability.
Joyce descibed the pancake batter as a "basic" pancake batter, without specifying
the exact proportions. Browsing through Danish cookbooks, keeping in mind what
sort of ingredients are common and available Uganda (eg. no buttermilk), I
found a recipe that should suffice and have attempted to convert
the units to US terms.
Pancake Batter: (for approx. 10?? pancakes)
- All-Purpose Flour (125g = 1 cup)
- Milk (300ml = 1.2 cup...round to 1 1/4 cup for convenience)
- 2 Eggs
- 1/4 tsp. Salt
- Vegetable Oil (30g = 2 tablespoons + 1/2 tsp)
- Ground beef
- vegetable oil
- Mashed Avocado (Ugandan avocados are quite large and have a thin green
skin like a mango and are a bit milder than the typical mexican avocados
Americans are used to)
- Onions (the half-inch purple onions)
- Chop fruit and vegetables
- Pineapple: Diced
- Cucumber: peeled and somewhat thinly diced
- Tomato: Diced
- Avacado: Mashed, may add a bit of squeezed lemon if desired
- Onions: finely chopped (go light when filling)
- Prepare meat: brown meat sprinkled lightly with salt, paprika, and oil, chopping
with spatula into very fine chunks.
- Make pancake batter
- Mix the batter ingredients, making sure there are no lumps.
- Cook the
pancake on a large flat pan. Tilt the pan in all directions after pouring
batter to spread it out thinly before cooking. Grease pan lightly before
- Bake until evenly golden brown on both sides.
- Fill pancake meat, fruit and vegetable.
- Wrap pancake around toppings.
- Serve immediately (while still warm). 2 pancakes per person recommended
- Vegetarian: omit meat, increase vegetables
- Chicken: substitute finely chopped chicken for beef
- Alternate Fillings: (As suggested by Danish recipes)
- Spicy rice & meat
- Drizzle with Cheese (on top)
- Fill pancake with ice cream, jam, or sugar for a desert treat
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