German-style cheese & bacon pancakes

German-style cheese & bacon pancakes

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4

Be inspired by the flavours of Flammkuchen and top pancakes with smoked bacon, shallots and melted cheese to serve for Shrove Tuesday or as your next family supper.

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal545
  • fat44g
  • saturates22g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre2g
  • protein18g
  • salt2.01g
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  • 200g pack diced smoked bacon lardons
  • 200ml crème fraîche
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds (optional)
  • 4 pre-made large pancakes
  • 2 shallots, finely sliced
  • 50g finely grated gruyère



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  • 1 whole cucumber, peeled, halved and sliced
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill


  1. Heat grill to high and put the bacon lardons on a baking tray. Grill for around 10 mins until crisp, then set aside. Mix the crème fraîche with the nutmeg and caraway seeds (if using) and season.

  2. Working in batches, place a pancake on a non-stick baking sheet, divide the crème fraîche mixture between the 4 pancakes, then top each pancake with the lardons, shallots and cheese.

  3. Put the pancakes under the grill for 2-3 mins (you will need to do this in batches again) or until the cheese is golden and bubbling. While they cook, mix the cucumber with the vinegar and dill, season, then serve alongside the pancakes.

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Che Guevaraa's picture
Che Guevaraa
25th Feb, 2020
We had this for the savoury course of pancake day. They are lush. It looks kind of weird when you assemble it but after it’s grilled for a few minutes it tastes epic. I used pre made savoury pancakes to make it easier. I would definitely make this again next year if not sooner.
Minoo's picture
9th Feb, 2016
This was good as something a bit different for pancake day. I used half fat creme fraiche which worked well and the caraway seeds really made it more interesting than your usual pancakes. I made my own pancakes which worked well in the recipe but I ended up both trying to cook the pancakes and grill pancakes at the same time which I don't recommend if you dislike burnt bits! We had ours with mixed salad leaves instead of the cucumber - the dish is rich so it's good to contrast with something green
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