Ebelskiver, what? That’s my first thought when I walked past the Ebelskiver Lady booth at the Fremont Sunday Market in Seattle. Curiosity combined with an empty stomach, I approached the booth and asked the lady behind it.
Sure enough, she is the Ebelskiver Lady and she told us that ebelskivers are traditional Danish pancake balls. That sounded so interesting, and I’ve never had Danish food before so of course I went for some. To order, we would choose 1-2 filling for each ebelskiver and there are numerous items on the menu that you can mix and match with, including fresh fruit, jam, sauces and even salmon.
Making the ebelskivers reminds me of the takoyaki booth at the night market. She poured the batter into the hot cast iron mould, and flipped the balls when they’re half-cooked. In the end, she made some hollow pancake balls and fillings were put in after the pancake balls are cooked.
I picked Nutella & Banana for my own ebelskiver (we ordered 3 to share among the 3 of us). We topped the ebelskivers with powder sugar and mine tasted really good. The freshly made ebelskiver was warm and fluffy and the warmth melted the Nutella which then coated the banana slices. Chocolate, hazelnut, bananas – what’s not to like there?!
The Fremont Sunday Market runs year round. If you happen to be in the area, drop by the market and visit the Ebelskiver Lady. There are also many other food vendors at the market to satisfy your taste buds.
The Ebelskiver Lady @ Fremont Sunday Market
3401 Evanston Ave North, Seattle, WA
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