No matter how you celebrate Fat Tuesday, the point is to eat something decadent or a treat and enjoy the gluttony because Lent is a time of sacrifice. The battening down of the moral hatches is how I think of it. And if that’s going to happen you might as well serve up a big platter of fluffy pancakes covered in Irish butter and Vermont maple syrup and fresh berries (or fig preserves, which is another one of my favorite toppings). Here’s my new favorite method for making pancakes: Simply Recipes Buttermilk Pancake recipe or this recipe from L.V. Anderson.
Or you could make pancakes the super easy way… with a mix. There’s no shame in that.
Of course, even easier is having someone else make your pancakes. My local favorites are from Fenn’s Quay.