In his charming new cookbook, Mississippi Mornings: Deep South Breakfasts, Brunches, and Musings, chef Robert St. John shares some strong opinions about pancakes:
“If I were asked to rank waffles, pancakes, and French toast, I will always rank pancakes first, French toast second, and waffles third. That is the correct ranking. Period. End of discussion.
This version of French toast could go a long way toward attempting to unseat pancakes at the top of the breakfast bread pecking order. In the meantime, I’ll be at table 19 at the Midtowner [my restaurant in Hattiesburg, Mississippi], at 7:00 a.m. every morning I’m in town, ready to debate.”