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Kaiserschmarrn ~ Torn Pancakes

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

Kaiserschmarrn aka. the torn pancake

Kaiserschmarrn, aka Torn or Scrambled Pancakes, are among those homemade pancakes recipes that will remind you of Oma's kitchen.

A real traditional German pancake dish that actually stems from Austria.

"Schmarrn" is a 16th century German word meaning "to smear" or "to pain". It's difficult to figure out the connection! The sweet version of this German pancake recipe is called Kaiserschmarrn (Kaiser's).

More Schmarrn ...

  • There's one made with bread called "Semmelschmarrn"
  • One made with Cream of Wheat called "Grießchmarrn"
  • Being German, of course there's one made with potatoes called "Kartoffelschmarrn"

I was asked about this some time ago. Roger was looking for a recipe for Crostedi. I was finally able to track it down as Kratzeti which is the Austrian name for these pancakes and are very popular in the Swabian or Bavarian region of southern Germany.

Served at breakfast, lunch, or a light supper, you'll find it a reminder of Oma's kitchen. Yummy, yummy!

German Torn Pancakes aka Kaiserschmarrn Recipe

Kaiserschmarrn, aka Torn or Scrambled Pancakes, are among those homemade pancakes recipes that will remind you of Oma's kitchen. Served at breakfast, lunch, or a light supper, you'll find it a reminder of Oma's kitchen. Yummy, yummy!

This is real traditional German pancake dish actually stems from Austria, but ... shhhh ... we won't tell.

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes

Total Time

30 minutes

Servings:

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs, separated
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ½ cup milk
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 4 oz raisins
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • powdered sugar to sprinkle over pancakes

Instructions:

  1. Mix together egg yolks, flour, milk, salt, baking powder and sugar till well mixed. Let batter stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, beat egg whites until stiff.
  3. Gently fold egg whites into batter.
  4. Gently fold in raisins.
  5. In frying pan, melt 2 tbsp butter over medium heat. Pour in batter and fry until cooked on bottom.
  6. Flip pancake, adding 2 tbsp butter, and continue to cook on other side until crispy.
  7. Using two forks, tear pancake into pieces and continue cooking briefly.
  8. Serve, dusted with powdered sugar. Tastes great served with fruit or fruit sauce.

Notes/Hints:

  • You can omit the raisins
  • Or, you can soak those raisins in rum first

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Kaiserschmarrn are among those homemade pancakes recipes that will remind you of Oma's kitchen. A traditional German pancake.

Ingredients: eggs, sugar, baking powder, flour,

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