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Does Anyplace Do Good Cornmeal Pancakes?

David Kahn Dec 5, 2006 06:05 PM

I was in New England a couple of months back, and got to try a place in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, called Polly's Pancake Parlor (http://www.pollyspancakeparlor.com/me... ). This place was excellent, but the thing that most impressed me were the cornmeal pancakes. They were light, and slightly sweet with a great cornmeal flavor, and had a wonderful crispness to them. In an weird sort of way, they made me feel like I was eating the pancake analog of a Florentine cookie. (Does that make any sense at all?) I'm a fan of the OPH, and I love their apple pancakes, but their cornmeal pancakes don't seem to have that wonderful sweet/crispy thing going on.

Anyway (and if you can figure out what the hell I'm talking about) is there anyplace local (say within the geographic area covered by this board) that makes this kind of cornmeal pancake?

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  1. Chowpatty RE: David Kahn Dec 5, 2006 06:17 PM

    Here's a thread on Johnnycakes that should help you -- that's what the ones in the northeast are generally called. The ones at Dish in La Canada are said to be good, as well as the malted cornmeal pancakes with blueberries at Doughboys.

    1. CynD RE: David Kahn Dec 5, 2006 06:55 PM

      It's far, but the blueberry cornmeal pancakes at Pierre Lafond in Santa Barbara are a must-have treat every trip.

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        Hailyn RE: David Kahn Dec 5, 2006 09:00 PM

        Mike & Anne's in South Pasadena makes great blueberry cornmeal pancakes.

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          RoxyGrl RE: David Kahn Dec 5, 2006 10:05 PM

          Not exactly what you are looking for but the Peach Cafe in Monrovia does a nice waffle with cornmeal:


          Hickory Maple Waffle – A Peach Cafe’ delight! Crisp bacon, sweet maple syrup and a touch of cornmeal add
          surprise to a delectable Belgium waffle.

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