I remember buying bottles of blood as a kid to make blood pancakes. We had a home ed teacher who insisted on whipping the blood before mixing the dough. Back then, people were still ready to live in a scarcity economy. https://t.co/hLM5tNeAUs— Tero Kuittinen (@teroterotero) May 9, 2022
Blodplättar may be fried in a frying pan. The pancakes are usually served with crushed lingonberries or lingonberry jam, sometimes with pork or reindeer meat.
In pancakes, blood operates as a handy egg substitute, chipping in protein and binding the milk and flour together. Unlike egg-based pancakes, however, these flapjacks turn dense, savory, and dark. They’re also packed with iron—which leads to a heartier breakfast while adding a copper flavor.