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German Pancakes?

ipsedixit Dec 13, 2010 08:55 AM

You know, the kind that is baked and look more like a cross between a popover and a souffle than an ordinary red, white and blue version of the pancake?

Who makes your favorite version of the German Pancake?

I usu. hit up Nickel Diner for German Pancake, but their stuff is sometimes wildly inconsistent and would like to try other places.

Nickel Diner
524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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    yolidog RE: ipsedixit Dec 13, 2010 10:59 AM

    dinahs in culver city has good german pancakes

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      ZoeZ RE: ipsedixit Dec 13, 2010 01:49 PM

      If you go to Palm Springs, Elmer's on East Palm Canyon Drive has a really good German pancake, enormous and worth the wait.

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        ipsedixit RE: ZoeZ Dec 13, 2010 01:59 PM

        ... but is it worth the drive?

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          monku RE: ipsedixit Dec 13, 2010 06:55 PM

          Called a Dutch Baby, good but not worth the drive.

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        Norm Man RE: ipsedixit Dec 13, 2010 02:19 PM

        If you're looking for a huge German Pancake, go to Original Pancake House in Redondo Beach (also Anaheim):

        Original Pancake House
        1756 S. Pacific Coast Highway
        Redondo Beach
        (310) 543-9875

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          ipsedixit RE: Norm Man Dec 13, 2010 02:25 PM

          Yeah, I know, thanks. But a bit outside of my geographical comfort zone (and gas prices aren't helping any ...)

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            Joani Macaroni RE: ipsedixit Dec 13, 2010 06:44 PM

            Another vote for Anaheim's Original House of Pancakes, but the German pancake (or "Dutch Baby" as they are often called) isn't that hard to bake at home. I'm sure you can find an easy recipe on the Internet to try, if the price of gas is a concern. I think the special thing about this pancake is they serve it with lemon and powdered sugar. Sounds weird, but very tasty.

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              ipsedixit RE: Joani Macaroni Dec 13, 2010 07:02 PM

              I make these at home already. Sometimes you just don't want to make them at home.

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            wienermobile RE: Norm Man Dec 13, 2010 02:28 PM

            Another vote for the Original Pancake house. My favorite pancakes in LA.

            Original Pancake House
            1756 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

          3. monku RE: ipsedixit Dec 13, 2010 06:55 PM

            Recent recipe from last weeks LA Times Food Section

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              JBC RE: ipsedixit Dec 14, 2010 11:26 AM

              Your best German Pancake option is probably Jagerhaus in Anaheim:

              1) German Apple
              2) Austrian Raisin
              3) Stuttgart Peach
              4) Bavarian Cherry
              5) German with Lemon & Powdered Sugar

              But their outside of your travel comfort zone.

              Rockenwager - Venice (In your travel comfort zone ?) - Has just 1 but I've never tried it:

              German apple pancake with crème fraîche


              2525 E Ball Rd, Anaheim, CA 92806

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                ipsedixit RE: JBC Dec 14, 2010 01:50 PM

                Is Jagerhaus better/worse than Original Pancake House?

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                  MaryT RE: ipsedixit Dec 14, 2010 02:36 PM

                  They are both very good IMHO. There are multiple locations of the OPH, btw, one on Lincoln in Anaheim that I used to love to go to . . . they are also in Orange, Yorba Linda, etc.

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                    wienermobile RE: MaryT Dec 14, 2010 02:42 PM

                    and Redondo Beach.

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                    JBC RE: ipsedixit Dec 14, 2010 03:25 PM

                    I've never been to the Original Pancake House, so I wouldn't know.

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