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What to serve with pancakes for breakfast?

Anna Jun 15, 2006 10:37 PM

Any ideas welcome. A.

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    jfood Jun 16, 2006 03:36 PM

    last weekend 9 teenagers crashed after swimming til 1am. breakfast included the pancakes (all gone) scrambled eggs (a few left) bacon, all gone, bagels, three types of cream cheese, OJ and milk. three syrups from sugar free, light (both blah to me) and real maple :-)). 8 smiling faces left after thank yous.

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      Plano Rose Jun 16, 2006 10:37 AM

      I like to use the fruit as a topping instead of maple syrup. For two servings, put two cups sliced fruit in a sauce pan. Sweeten with 1/3-1/2 cup sugar. Add 1/2 tablespoon corn starch. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Cook a few minutes.

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        Ellen Jun 16, 2006 09:10 AM

        I've been making a light syrup out of fresh strawberries since they came into season to use on pancakes and on ice cream. Blueberries are in season now too so you could do that too, or mix them with strawberries. This along with crisp bacon, freshly squeezed juice, coffee and a fruit salad is my idea of a perfect breakfast.

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          freddie Jun 16, 2006 08:44 AM

          agree with no eggs.

          fresh fruit. and, if you want more food, maybe some greek strained yogurt, which people can top with fresh fruit, or put on top of the pancakes

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            boogiebaby Jun 16, 2006 04:44 AM

            Sausage and/or bacon, and fresh fruit.

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              DanaB Jun 16, 2006 05:09 AM

              Exactly! I would say ham or bacon (very crisp), fruit (strawberries or melon would be nice), and orange juice. You don't need much on the side of pancakes. The salty meat provides a nice contrast to the pancakes and maple syrup, and the fruit on the side provides a refreshing relief to the heavy, sweet and meaty bacon and pancakes. Personally, I wouldn't serve eggs with pancakes. There are already eggs in the batter, for one, and you get any additionally-needed protein from the smokey sides of meat.

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              Joyce Goldstein Jun 15, 2006 10:56 PM

              Maple syrup is the obvious...I like mine Grade B Dark...pour it on the side. I don't like to let it soak in. I like to dip it and get a real burst of the maple flavor in every bite.

              Other than that I like to mix plain and vanilla yogurt and top it with mixed berries and some chopped nuts. Drizzle a little maple syrup over it and it's perfect with pancakes or french toast.

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                Anna Jun 15, 2006 11:02 PM

                Thanks..but what to serve with it? eggs? bacon? chicken? tomatoes? Stuff like that. A.

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                  candy Jun 15, 2006 11:15 PM

                  Really good sausage, apple wood smoked bacon from HArrington's in Shelburne Vt, counrty ham

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                    DT Jun 16, 2006 12:10 AM

                    Yes, sausage, good bacon, Canadian bacon, Taylor ham (I think you can only find that in the NJ area),smoked ham steaks, although another carb - home fries or roasted red potatoes. Eggs of course too.

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                      LC Jun 16, 2006 01:21 AM


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                        Robert Jun 16, 2006 01:45 AM

                        Bacon, maple syrup and fruit. e.g. peaches (my fav), a strawberry or two, blueberries etc.

                  2. re: Anna
                    Joyce Goldstein Jun 16, 2006 12:44 PM

                    I guess I'm sort of simple. I like my pancakes straight up ...no more eggs, no meats. Just my syrup, fruit, and yoghurt with or without nuts and I'm set!

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