Fried pancakes. That’s right, fried pancakes. They are like a heavenly mix of a donut and a pancake.

Three fried pancakes on a white plate topped with whipped cream and berries.

Are you ready for a crazy good recipe? You may look at the ingredients and say to yourself, “hey, that looks just like a buttermilk pancake.” I thought the same thing. Let me tell you, these are a far cry from a buttermilk pancake. These babies are fried, crispy on the outside, light and airy on the inside. It’s like some kind of donut pancake and it is pure deliciousness.

Fun fact: this recipe is based on a classic Russian breakfast called Oladi. Our Russian friends apparently eat these with jam and sour cream. We enjoyed ours with fresh berries and sour cream. Now, you may be a bit skeptical about the sour cream. Just trust me on this one. Russian sour cream is a bit different than the American kind (higher fat content), but it’s served with practically everything. They are on to something here because the sour cream was a tasty touch. You really must try it with sour cream. For reals.

Fried pancakes on a white plate with blackberries and strawberries.