A Pancake Primer

Mmmm, pancakes

This week Mark Bittman, the NYT’s Minimalist, offers For the Uninitiated, a Pancake Primer. I want some butter and maple syrup now.

I particularly like the idea of adding ricotta, which he recommends. I’ve always liked bananas and pecans in pancakes, and blueberrys. Frozen fruit works well in a pancakes, so you can have them any time. I remember after spending the night at my friend Chris Hicklin’s house, I was shocked when he put sour cream on his pancakes and then syrup. I was grossed out, but much more by the unfamiliarity than by the flavors. I wish my calorie count could allow that now. So, have pancakes and if you can find it, real maple syrup.