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Green and white plate with stack of swiss chard pancakes, wooden surface

Swiss Chard Pancakes

  • Author: Paula Montenegro
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 30 small pancakes 1x
  • Category: Side dishes
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: International


Soft and delicious swiss chard pancakes, they are the easiest ever made in the blender!



  • 2 cups (500ml) whole milk
  • 2 1/2 cups (335g) all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs, at room t°
  • 1 small onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 shallot, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, split, germ removed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped chives
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 5 large or 10 small Swiss chard leaves, center ribs removed, washed, and dried
  • Olive oil and/or butter to cook the pancakes


Have ready a large skillet.

In the jar of a blender, put all ingredients except for the chard.

Blend until smooth and creamy.

With the machine running, add chard leaves gradually.

Blend until mixed but don't completely pulverize the greens. It's nice to have some small pieces. Or not. It's up to you.

Let stand while you preheat the skillet over medium heat.

Drizzle a small amount of oil on the hot skillet and test it. A drop of batter should sizzle immediately.

Drop between 1/8 and 1/4 cup of batter onto the skillet for each pancake. Depending on the size of your skillet you will be able to make 3-4 at a time. But don't overcrowd, leave room to flip them.

Cook until beginning to bubble and dry and curl at the edges, and flip over.

Eat immediately with seasoned sour cream and some chopped fresh chives or herbs.


If making a large batch, keep them warm in the oven while you prepare them.

Freezing: they freeze really well, I still have some in my freezer, all neatly stacked with plastic squares between them. Just reheat them in the oven at a low temperature, add a dollop of seasoned creme fraiche and eat.

Seasonings: add some spiciness with a pinch of paprika, or a tablespoon of fresh chopped herbs to the blender.

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