Favorite Family Recipe

Today is Shrove (Fat) Tuesday – the day before Lent. In my family, we always ate pancakes on this day. Sometimes my mother would make traditional pancakes, but often we would have palacinky (a Slovak version of a crepe). I made these today for dinner. Here’s the recipe. Enjoy!


Dessert pancakes that my family often ate as a meal. My grandmother used to make them for me for lunch – they were and remain one of my favorites!

1 c. flour
1-½ c. milk
2 eggs
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. oil
⅛ tsp. salt

Combine all ingredients beat until smooth.

Heat a small amount of Crisco in a skillet (an omelet pan works nicely). Pour a small amount of batter into skillet and spread around in the skillet (like making a crepe). Cook until brown, then flip over and brown other side. Turn onto a plate. Repeat until all batter is used.

Fill with cottage cheese and jelly (any flavor)*. Roll. Then drizzle some melted browned butter on top.

*You can use a variety of fillings for these “pancakes,” and even top with sour cream instead of melted butter.