Eierkuchen is usually served as a midday meal in Germany, with applesauce spread on. It is a sweet dish, and is somewhat comparable to crepes – in shape, that is. This is usually a big hit with kids, and fairly easy to make.
Difficulty: very simple.
Preparation Time: 10 min.
- 1/2 c. milk
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 c. flour
- Butter, about 6 tbs.
- applesauce (Optional)
(While you can hand mix the ingredients, I recommend putting everything in a blender. If the ingredients are not mixed properly, the taste ends up a bit flat, and the texture is off.)
- Add into blender milk, eggs, salt, sugar and vanilla. Blend well. Add in flour. Blend for about 20 seconds. Scrape down any flour that hasn’t been blended in, then blend again for another 10 seconds or so.
- Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat. The goal is to make one pancake in the pan at a time. A saute pan is good for this. Each pancake made requires a new pat of butter in the pan.
- Pour in just enough batter to coat the bottom of the pan, but not so little that you can see the pan bottom through the batter.
- When the pancake is no longer runny on top, carefully lift an edge to check for browning underneath. The color should be a dark golden color. When done, flip over. Finish to same color on the other side. Remove to a dish and cover to keep warm. When complete, the stack can be heated in the microwave if necessary for about 50 seconds.
- Serve with applesauce (traditionally) or fruit preserves.
Eierkuchen can also be frozen for later use. The recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. Original recipe makes 5-6 pancakes, which are generally 3 servings.
Nutritional Facts are for fat-free (skim) milk.
Makes 3 Servings
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 340||Cal. from Fat 203|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 23.1g||36%|
|Saturated Fat 14.5g||73%|
|Monounsat. Fat 5.9g|
|Polyunsat. Fat 0.9g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 23.1g||8%|
|Dietary Fiber 0.6g||2%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs.
The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.