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Eat a Stack for Pancake Day

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Buttermilk Pancakes from Page's Okra Grill. Photo by Callie Cranford.

Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent begins, is most frequently referred to as Mardi Gras. In many countries, though, it’s also celebrated as Pancake Day. For those of you throwing your own Pancake Day party, here’s one of our favorite flapjack recipes.

Page’s Okra Grill in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina is notorious for their made-from-scratch, authentic Southern fare, including their award-winning Shrimp and Grits. Siblings Courtney, Ashleigh and Chase work together to prepare and serve three meals a day, and there is a constant line of locals waiting to get in the door. Chef Ashleigh Page’s pancakes are easy to make will beat any pancake that comes from a box. Add a handful of blueberries, chopped pecans or chocolate chips to the batter for variety or keep them plain for the pancake purists. If you decide to use frozen blueberries, do not thaw first — fold frozen berries into the batter. Thawed frozen berries will turn the whole batch blue.

 

Page’s Buttermilk Pancakes
From Chef Ashleigh Page of Page’s Okra Grill in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina