8 Delicious Savoury Pancake Recipes You’ll Want for Dinner Tonight

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

February 25, 2022

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Who said pancakes are just for breakfast or brunch? These delicious savoury pancake recipes will have you whipping up a batch for dinner tonight! Combining some classic flavour combinations, there is something incredibly comforting about bite-size meals – so we recommend making a few extra for nibbling on!

So, whether you are looking to make a full start-to-finish pancake meal for Pancake Tuesday, or just looking for some comfort food on a plate. these savoury pancake ideas are definitely worth a try.

Savoury Pancake Recipes

Classic Potato Latkes

Classic potato latkes for savoury pancake recipes

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Latkes are a Jewish potato pancake or fritter served with sour cream and traditionally prepared to celebrate Hanukkah. This recipe for classic potato latkes from The New York Times has more than 3,300 5-star reviews.

Top tip: always make more than you think you’ll need, they go fast!

Boxty Potato Pancakes

Donal skehan boxty pancakes for savoury pancake recipes

Boxty potato pancakes are a traditional Irish recipe that varies from region to region, but they all use grated raw potato. This boxty recipe from Donal Skehan is his family’s favourite, and they are great with a full Irish breakfast.

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Ham, Cheese and Egg Pancakes

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So simple and easy to make, these crepe-style savoury pancakes from Taming Twins can be on the table in 10 minutes. Use some grated cheddar, ham and an egg for something very satisfying, or change up the fillings as needed.

Korean Seafood Pancake (Haemuljeon)

Korean seafood pancakes, known as Haemuljeon, are a delicious mix of fresh seafood and spring onions, with plenty of flavour from chilli, fish sauce and sesame oil.

This hugely popular recipe from Maangchi shows you step-by-step and in video how to make your own haemuljeon, which are delicious served with rice (or just on their own!).

Crispy Duck Pancakes

Crispy duck pancakes are such a family favourite, but can be an expensive and often unhealthy option to order. This recipe from BBC Good Food shows you how to make your own, using duck breasts and a delicious honey and Chinese five-spice marinade with a plum sauce. And making your own pancakes doesn’t need to be a chore. Serve with shredded spring onion, cucumber and carrot and let everyone make their own.


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Masala Dosa

Dosa is a popular South Indian thin crepe made with a fermented rice and lentil batter. Dosas are traditionally served for breakfast, but are substantial enough for dinner when served with this spiced potato masala filling from Swasthi’s Recipes.

Crisp, aromatic and packed with flavour, these dosas are very more-ish!

Spanakopita Pancakes

Inspired by the classic Greek dish Spanakopita, this delicious savoury spin on traditional pancakes is an exciting new way to fill your pancakes with Mediterranean flavour.

Whip up a batch of these Spanakopita-style pancakes from Tesco Real Food and load them with this gorgeously creamy spinach, ricotta and pine nut mixture.

Creamy Chicken, Spinach and Pancetta Pancakes

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Use leftover roast chicken for these creamy chicken, spinach and pancetta pancakes from Delicious – they are are the absolute definition of comfort food and just need a simple salad or some green veg for a complete meal.

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Published On: February 25th, 2022 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: March 23rd, 2022 / Tags: , , , /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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