Blodplättar (in Swedish; blodpannekaker in Norwegian, veriohukainen, verilätty or verilettu in Finnish; verikäkk in Estonian), or blood pancakes in English are a dish served in Finland, Estonia, Sweden and Norway made of whipped blood (typically reindeer blood), water or pilsner, flour and eggs.[1] It is similar to black pudding, but is thinner and crispier.[2]

Finnish blood pancakes

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.[3]

In Swedish, the word may also be used to refer to blood platelets.[4]


  1. "These Pancakes Are Made With Reindeer Blood". Atlas Obscura. Retrieved 2020-12-16.
  2. Grundhauser, Eric (2017-02-08). "Blood Pancakes Are Exactly What They Sound Like: A Flapjack Made with Blood". Slate Magazine. Retrieved 2020-12-16.
  3. "Blood pancakes". Retrieved 2020-12-16.
  4. Nielsen-Bobbit, Jaughna (2020-09-13). "Everything to Know about Swedish Pancakes". Retrieved 2020-12-16.
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