Escapes Food: Pancake with Jarlsberg Cheese

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.

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

Related: Recipe: Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes

(Images: Elizabeth Passarella)

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