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Nalesniki Polish Pancakes

  • Author: Polish Housewife
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 15 pancakes 1x
  • Cuisine: Polish


Thin crepe-like pancakes with sweet or savory fillings



  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup flour
  • pinch salt
  • vegetable oil as needed


  1. Combine the yogurt, eggs, water, flour, and salt until smooth
  2. Cover and refrigerate for a minimun of 20 minutes or up to two hours
  3. Brush a small frying pan with oil, place over low heat
  4. When the pan is heated, add about 1/4 cup batter, tilt to help it spread
  5. Cook over low heat for about 2 mnutes
  6. Lift up one edge and flip
  7. Cook for 2 more minutes
  8. Adjust as needed, adding a spoon of water if the batter is too thick, adjust the heat if it’s cooking too fast or too slow
  9. Stack the pancake and cover
  10. Serve with desired filling