Ebelskivers…. cornbread & feta!

Okay I think I’m finally ready to share my latest cooking obsession: Ebelskivers!  So what the heck are Ebelskivers (pronounced: aebleskiver)?  They are essentially filled pancakes, originally from Denmark.  You can make savory ones, sweet ones, etc- great as an appetizer, breakfast, side dish or dessert!

Last Christmas I was given this Ebelskiver pan and cookbook by my brother and sister-in-law and it was probably one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received.  I love it- so many options and possibilities!


Available for purchase at: William Sonoma

For a taco night recently, I made cornbread Ebelskivers filled with feta cheese!  Yum!

Ingredients: milk, small block of feta cheese, cornbread mix (i.e. 2 boxes Jiffy corn muffin mix for approx 18 Ebelskivers), eggs, basil (dried is best), chili powder, salt, pepper, butter (about a tablespoon)

Tools: Ebelskiver pan, long skewer sticks, pastry brush (plastic best)


  • Mix cornbread package with eggs (per instructions)
  • Add a pinch of salt, pepper & chili powder, and a good amount of basil to the mixture (about 2 tablespoons for approx 18 Ebelskivers or 2 boxes Jiffy cornbread)
  • Gradually pour in milk until the mix is thin, but not totally liquid (has a little thickness to it)
  • Warm the Ebelskiver pan on the stove at about 4.5 (electric) or medium/low (gas)- make sure you use a burner that covers whole pan!
  • Preheat the oven to about 200 to keep the Ebelskivers warm while making the rest
  • Melt butter in small cup/dish
  • Once the pan has fully heated, paint the butter with the pasty brush over all the Ebelskiver cups
  • Pour the mixture into the Ebelskiver cups, filling about 1/2 way
  • Quickly plop about a thumb-sized portion of feta cheese into the middle of each of the cups & lightly push it down (NOT to bottom!)

  • Cover the feta cheese with a little bit of the mixture, until almost filling the Ebelskiver cup

  • Allow the mixture to cook- you’ll know it’s time to flip them when the top starts to get a bit bubbly- like pancakes do!


  • Gently pinch the sides of the Ebelskiver with skewers and quickly flip it over in the pan 180 degrees…be prepared to be a little frustrated- it takes a while to master “the flip”….

  • Cook for a minute or two (or until the other side is golden brown, too)
  • Put the cooked Ebelskivers in the warmed oven (in a metal pan & try not to pile) to keep crispy and hot until the rest of them are done!
  • Enjoy!!



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