Ever had an Ebelskiver? They are basically a stuffed pancake ball, think of a flapjack with your favorite topping turned into a popper. The Danish are credited for this traditional sweet breakfast treat, originally stuffing them with sweet cinnamon apples. While the original apple flavor is hard to beat the versatility is seemingly endless.
In honor of professional football starting this weekend (Go Steelers), I thought I would try a tailgate friendly Ebelskiver. BBQ chicken and cornbread are two common dishes found at these football celebrations, and both would be perfect for an Ebelskiver.
BBQ Chicken Cornbread Ebelskiver
- 1 cup cooked pulled chicken
- 2 tablespoon barbeque sauce
- 2 tablespoon sliced scallions
- 1 cup cornbread batter (I used a premade mix, Betty Crocker Authentic Cornbread and Muffin Mix)
Toss the chicken, barbeque sauce and scallions together in small mixing bowl. Place your Ebelskiver pan on medium low heat. When it is warm, add a tablespoon of batter into a well. Add a tablespoon of the chicken mix into the center of the batter filled well. Allow to cook for a few minutes and carefully rotate with 2 wood skewers. Allow to cook another 2-3 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter and filling. This recipe makes about 16 Ebelskivers.
Does anyone else have to throw out the first pancake they make? The first Ebelskiver you make, might not be the prettiest, but by the end you fill find your “juju”. You can make the Ebelskivers the day before and reheat them in the oven the next day, great for a busy Sunday.
These little guys can be made sweet or savory, how about chocolate peanut butter or maple walnut? Turn them into savory with ham and gruyere or even turkey and brie. Use pancake batter for sweet and lesson the sugar for savory.
These are a great answer to the tired slider. The poor slider is getting a bad rap for overuse, but we just can’t let it go-
You can buy a pan here– I recommend this one as opposed to others – the nonstick is durable and I have had a lot of luck with mine over the last 3 years-
They are simple enough to get the kiddoes involved as well. The one thing I would warn everyone is….never put them on menu for 100’s of people. It is just not a good scene- Ebelskiver for 800 people anyone? Never again!!!
Here’s to an injury free and exciting football season! And Go Steelers!!