Escapes Food: Pancake with Jarlsberg Cheese

Have you ever been ordering breakfast at a restaurant and thought, "I want pancakes, but I'm also not sure I want an entirely sweet breakfast," and then ordered a side of bacon, just so you'd have a savory bite, too? Well, this Dutch pancake may solve all your problems. We had it yesterday morning on vacation...

It was billed as a Pennsylvania Dutch Cake, and the execution is really very simple: While the batter is still setting on the griddle, you put a large, thin slice of Jarlsberg Cheese right in the center.

We expected the result to have a gooey middle; we'd slice into it and get some melted cheese on our bite of pancake. But instead, it was fully baked through and crispy, almost like a salty crust. It was delicious, though, and a perfect combination of sweet and savory.

After we took these pictures, we did pour maple syrup over the top, which went with the cheese quite well.

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Has anyone else eaten this cheesy pancake? Ever made one at home?

Related: Recipe: Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes

(Images: Elizabeth Passarella)

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