10 Savoury Pancake Ideas to Try for World Pancake Day 2022
If you're not about that sweet life this Shrove Tuesday, we've got your savoury options covered.
1 February 2022
If you're bored of the regular sweet hotcakes, try something deliciously different for World Pancake Day in Dubai
You can't beat the classic recipe of baking powder, flour, milk, eggs, and butter, drizzled with your pick of toppings from lemon and sugar to strawberries and chocolate.
But when it's World Pancake Day this March 1st, 2022 in Dubai, a.k.a the one time in the year the world celebrates by having pancakes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all that sugary sweetness might leave you craving for something different.
Savoury pancakes are a delicious and filling take on the stacks we know and love, especially when it's supper time.
So ditch the honey and whipped cream and give these international savoury pancake recipe ideas a go.
1. Crispy duck pancake
If you're a fan of Asian cuisine, then the crispy duck pancake is a tasty and protein-rich alternative to regular hotcakes.
Pictured: Crispy duck pancake
2. Swedish potato pancakes
For a scrummy Nordic twist for Shrove Tuesday this year, try the raggmunk: grated potato pancakes often served with fried strips of meat and lingonberry jam in Sweden.
As this is usually served with fried bacon, those who do not eat pork due to personal or religious reasons can substitute the meat with chicken, beef, lamb, or simply forego it.
3. German pancake soup
If you're not feeling up to the weather to celebrate World Pancake Day 2022, then the German pancake soup known as flädlesuppe is a comforting combination of broth with "pancake noodles". It's sure to bust any cold or fever!
Flädlesuppe is simple to make: it is traditionally-made rolled-up crepes with a pouring of your choice of broth, garnished with herbs and julienned vegetables like carrots.
4. Italian crespelle
Italian crespelle pancakes are ideal if you want to whip up something quick and tasty. These are crepes, stuffed with ricotta and spinach for that Italian touch!
5. Quesadilla pancakes
Add some kick to your Shrove Tuesday with scrumptious and savoury quesadilla pancakes. Add avocado, some crispy lettuce, spiced beans, and sour cream for a spicy celebration of World Pancake Day.
Typically made with buckwheat, this is a delicious and healthy version of hotcakes. There's a variety of quesadilla pancake recipes out there that's sure to satisfy you for supper, too!
Pictured: Quesadilla pancakes
6. Korean pancakes
For a savoury Shrove Tuesday snack or dinner, give the Korean pancakes, a.k.a jeon, a go!
Usually served with a flavourful dipping sauce, Korean pancakes are made using shredded meat or seafood, spring onions, flour, egg, garlic, soy sauce, and some sugar, which are then pan-fried and coated in batter.
7. Masala dosa pancakes
This savoury South Indian vegetarian take on pancakes are made using fermented rice and lentil batter, which are then stuffed with spicy potato curry or aloo masala. Yum!
Pictured: Masala dosa pancakes
8. Roti canai
Malaysian roti canai are buttery pancakes made with wheat and is usually served with a small bowl of spiced dhal or a flavourful curry for dipping and dunking.
Pictured: Roti canai
Popular in places like New Zealand, Australia, and Thailand, pikelets are little bite-sized pancakes. These are traditionally served with a savoury side such as smoked salmon, vegetables, or cheeses like cream cheese, cheddar, or cottage cheese.
Fluffy and tasty, perfect for a snack!
10. Japanese okonomiyaki pancakes
Okonomiyaki, meaning "cooked how you like" in English, is a Japanese savoury pancake made using a variety of ingredients in a wheat and flour-based batter.
If you have leftovers you'd like to finish, frying them to make your own okonomiyaki is a great way of celebrating Pancake Day.
Pictured: Japanese pancakes