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Jun 15, 2006 10:37 PM

What to serve with pancakes for breakfast?

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Any ideas welcome. A.

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    Joyce Goldstein

    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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    1. re: Joyce Goldstein

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

      1. re: Anna

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

        1. re: candy

          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.

            1. re: LC

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

        2. re: Anna
          Joyce Goldstein

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

      2. Sausage and/or bacon, and fresh fruit.

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        1. re: boogiebaby

          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.

        2. 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

          1. 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.

            1. 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.