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#1  Edited By WhiteLotus01

So apparently, pancakes are eaten with butter AND honey/syrup? Isn't that overkill/kinda nasty to eat? Is the butter melted or hard?

We do have pancakes, and we do use syrup on them (or lemon and sugar) - never do we use butter.

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#2  Edited By Dagbiker

I'm American, and, I rarely eat pancakes, ( too doughy ) but when i do i eat them raw dog.

syrup is too sugary, and butter is too buttery.

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#3  Edited By EvilTwin

The butter is melted and it is delicious.  Where do you live that you put lemon and sugar on pancakes?  That sounds crazy.

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What blows my mind (as a Brit) is that you seem to eat pancakes with bacon? That just seems insane! Do you also eat steak with a side of cookies?

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#5  Edited By Kevin_Cogneto

@Chris86 said:

What blows my mind (as a Brit) is that you seem to eat pancakes with bacon? That just seems insane! To you also eat steak with a side of cookies?

I see nothing wrong with either of those scenarios.

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#6  Edited By Shun_Akiyama
@WhiteLotus01: Are you a martian?
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#7  Edited By WhiteLotus01

Ireland. Stores even sell lemon juice things on Shrove Tuesday. But we make them, not the store bought thick ones, they are really nice with lemon and sugar. Lemon juice not an actual lemon wedge though.

I may try the melted butter thing in the future.

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#8  Edited By forkboy

I'd definitely eat pancakes with either butter OR syrup. Couldn't do both.

we have different consistency pancakes, they are less thick. The bitter/sweet kick of lemon & sugar is just the bees knees!

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#9  Edited By destruktive

Our pancakes looks nothing like the American ones. Also, we eat it with brown cheese. Hell yeah!

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#10  Edited By MAN_FLANNEL

You put room temp butter on them and it melts. It's like toast. And it's normal to eat pancakes with butter and syrup. I personally just use syrup because I can't really taste the butter if I put it on. However, I feel butter on waffles adds a lot of flavor. You have been educated.

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#11  Edited By Dagbiker

@Chris86 said:

What blows my mind (as a Brit) is that you seem to eat pancakes with bacon? That just seems insane! To you also eat steak with a side of cookies?

Bacon is a breakfast food, as well as Pancakes.

If you think this is crazy, you need to see a menu for IHOP.

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#12  Edited By Dalai

As Americans, we like to pimp out our pancakes occasionally... sometimes with chocolate chips and whipped cream. 
 
Also this. 
 

God bless America.
God bless America.
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#13  Edited By MAN_FLANNEL

@Chris86 said:

What blows my mind (as a Brit) is that you seem to eat pancakes with bacon? That just seems insane! Do you also eat steak with a side of cookies?

What the hell else would you eat with pancakes? They are always served with a side of bacon or sausage.

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#14  Edited By ThePickle

Yes. Overkill is the name of the game when it comes to eating in the US.

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#15  Edited By spartanlolz92

@Chris86 said:

What blows my mind (as a Brit) is that you seem to eat pancakes with bacon? That just seems insane! Do you also eat steak with a side of cookies?

lol not bacon, just eggs aswell

bacon eggs with bacon 2 or 3 pancakes, usually most people only eat them on the weekends because it's so filling

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#16  Edited By grilledcheez

Melted butter and syrup is the way to go...also on waffles

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#17  Edited By mustachioeugene

I make my own syrup with cinnamon and coffee, it is damned amazing.

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#18  Edited By WhiteLotus01

@MAN_FLANNEL said:

You put room temp butter on them and it melts. It's like toast. And it's normal to eat pancakes with butter and syrup. I personally just use syrup because I can't really taste the butter if I put it on. However, I feel butter on waffles adds a lot of flavor. You have been educated.

Hah. Thank you very much. In our country, waffles are made of potato. It always confused me in American TV when people put syrup on waffles because I thought they were a savory thing, but actually I have tried the sweet version of the waffle in Ireland and they are awesome. So now I am educated on the two most important foods in the world.

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#19  Edited By NekuSakuraba

Try melting the butter in a pan then cooking the pancakes.

Hmmm. delicious pancakes. Just had them this morning.

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#20  Edited By Dagbiker

@Dalai said:

As Americans, we like to pimp out our pancakes occasionally... sometimes with chocolate chips and whipped cream.

Also this.

God bless America.
God bless America.

Necessity is the mother of invention.

also I don't know if you Brits have IHOP over there but we have this place that serves breakfast all day long.

IHOP menu

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#21  Edited By MAN_FLANNEL

@WhiteLotus01 said:

@MAN_FLANNEL said:

You put room temp butter on them and it melts. It's like toast. And it's normal to eat pancakes with butter and syrup. I personally just use syrup because I can't really taste the butter if I put it on. However, I feel butter on waffles adds a lot of flavor. You have been educated.

Hah. Thank you very much. In our country, waffles are made of potato. It always confused me in American TV when people put syrup on waffles because I thought they were a savory thing, but actually I have tried the sweet version of the waffle in Ireland and they are awesome. So now I am educated on the two most important foods in the world.

I would have thought the waffles in Ireland would have been made of potatoes.

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#22  Edited By VisariLoyalist

@Dalai said:

As Americans, we like to pimp out our pancakes occasionally... sometimes with chocolate chips and whipped cream.

Also this.

God bless America.
God bless America.

this but deep fat fried and set on fire

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#23  Edited By audiosnow

@EvilTwin: German pancakes with lemon and powdered sugar are quite possibly the most unhealthy thing you can eat for breakfast.

They're delicious.

@Dalai said:

As Americans, we like to pimp out our pancakes occasionally... sometimes with chocolate chips and whipped cream.

Also this.

God bless America.
God bless America.

*sob* No! *sniff* no, no, no...

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#24  Edited By VWGTI

Yep, that's how we do it here. It's pretty tasty.

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#25  Edited By ShadowConqueror

@WhiteLotus01 said:

So apparently, pancakes are eaten with butter AND honey/syrup? Isn't that overkill/kinda nasty to eat? Is the butter melted or hard?

We do have pancakes, and we do use syrup on them (or lemon and sugar) - never do we use butter.

The butter melts on the pancake if it is fresh. It doesn't clash with the syrup flavour at all. And who the fuck puts honey on a pancake?

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#27  Edited By Stonyman65

I don't eat Pancakes very often (more of a waffle guy really, unless we are talking about New York Cheesecake pancakes) but when I do eat pancakes they are with butter and syrup.

However, I will say that there is much more syrup than there is butter. Like 90/10

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#28  Edited By NekuSakuraba

@Dalai said:

As Americans, we like to pimp out our pancakes occasionally... sometimes with chocolate chips and whipped cream.

Also this.

God bless America.
God bless America.

Is that real? Because if it is...

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#29  Edited By Bribo

@Chris86 said:

What blows my mind (as a Brit) is that you seem to eat pancakes with bacon? That just seems insane! Do you also eat steak with a side of cookies?

Honey-glazed ham, pork chops with applesauce - pigmeat works well with sweet flavours so this doesn't seem at all crazy.

@destruktive said:

Our pancakes looks nothing like the American ones. Also, we eat it with brown cheese. Hell yeah!

I can't comment on this right now as I have a mouthfull of vomit to dispose of.

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#30  Edited By MAN_FLANNEL

@VisariLoyalist said:

God bless America.
God bless America.

@Dalai said:

As Americans, we like to pimp out our pancakes occasionally... sometimes with chocolate chips and whipped cream.

Also this.

this but deep fat fried and set on fire

Other than the chocolate chips (and being typical nasty frozen food) eating that is no different than eating a pancake with a link of sausage.

Actually, it's probably deep fried and whatnot to get the pancake on there. Then it's just a breakfast corn dog, which is bad, but not horrible. I have eaten "breakfast bowl" things before that had like over a thousand milligrams of sodium and 70% of your daily fat.

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#31  Edited By AlwaysBeClothing

Never understood the butter. I just drench them in syrup

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#32  Edited By Kiri90

I pretty much just eat pancakes when I'm at a hotel, but I put honey on them. It's the best choice, in my opinion. Then again, I don't fit any of the criteria you put in the title. Try honey on pancakes sometime, you'll like it. ;)

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#33  Edited By ckeats

I eat them like this and it's delicious:

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#34  Edited By Neurotic

Cultural differences, I guess? I only ever eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, with lemon and sugar. Having them for breakfast and with bacon (which is best served in a sandwich whilst hungover) is crazy talk to me.

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#35  Edited By Bwast

I made pancakes this morning. They were good. End communication.

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#36  Edited By VWGTI

@Neurotic said:

Cultural differences,

Obvious answer. It's like how I don't understand eating french fries with mayo. That is fucking repulsive.

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Normally, I eat my pancakes with syrup only. occasionally, a restaurant will put butter on the pancakes, but I prefer it without butter.

However, I do normally put sausage on my pancakes. And I've been known to put bacon into them. In college, I even got a waffle house to make me some bacon pancakes.

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#38  Edited By InternetDotCom

Well the only time I really ever eat pancakes is when I'm drunk and it is 4am. So bacon, butter and syrup sounds great

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#39  Edited By B0nd07

@AlwaysBeClothing said:

Never understood the butter. I just drench them in syrup

Ditto.

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#40  Edited By Neurotic

@VWGTI said:

@Neurotic said:

Cultural differences,

Obvious answer. It's like how I don't understand eating french fries with mayo. That is fucking repulsive.

That seems more like personal preference. Ketchup seems to be the condiment of choice on both sides of the pond.

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#41  Edited By CornishRocker

What I've taken away from this is that British and American variations on food are still different. Who would've guessed?

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#42  Edited By Hailinel
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@Dagbiker said:

@Dalai said:

As Americans, we like to pimp out our pancakes occasionally... sometimes with chocolate chips and whipped cream.

Also this.

Necessity is the mother of invention.

also I don't know if you Brits have IHOP over there but we have this place that serves breakfast all day long.

IHOP menu

No we don't have Ihop. Unlike the US the UK is not a country full of fast food outlets although it does look interesting maybe I could franchise to the UK. Also pancakes are meant to be eaten with Jam, preferably Strawberry with your afternoon tea. Saying that yesterdays pancakes fried in the morning with butter and bacon are just scrummy. Dam... I'm hungry now.

IHOP is a chain restaurant, not fast food.
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#43  Edited By Dethfish

I know it makes me part of the problem, but I love those pancake/sausage corndog things.

Regular pancakes I don't like too much. Too thick usually. I prefer waffles or french toast, both smothered with butter and syrup.

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#44  Edited By Ares42

You all got it wrong. Pancakes are eaten with jam. Also, thick pancakes are just wrong :P

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#45  Edited By Cloudenvy

@Dagbiker said:

I'm American, and, I rarely eat pancakes, ( too doughy ) but when i do i eat them raw dog.

syrup is too sugary, and butter is too buttery.

Pretty much this, syrup is effing gross.

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#47  Edited By Suicrat
@Dagbiker

@Dalai said:

As Americans, we like to pimp out our pancakes occasionally... sometimes with chocolate chips and whipped cream.

Also this.

God bless America.
God bless America.

Necessity is the mother of invention.

also I don't know if you Brits have IHOP over there but we have this place that serves breakfast all day long.

IHOP menu

I'm not sure how I the IHOP actually is. I live in arguably the most American of all non-American cities (Toronto), and I haven't yet encountered an IHOP.
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#48  Edited By endaround

Keep in mind that even in America pancakes can differ significantly. Johnnycakes, flapjacks, griddlecakes, hotcakes and pancakes can all be very different.

And that is before we get to potato pancakes.

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#49  Edited By theguy

European pancakes with sugar and lemon are the best things ever.

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#50  Edited By ltsmash

You people are all crazy. French toast is best!

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