Ployes: French Buckwheat Pancakes

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Aroostook

A French Canadian crepe that is used in place of bread or served as a breakfast pancake. Great for lunch wrapped around chicken salad or served w/ warm maple syrup for brunch.I highly recommend using Rumford brand baking powder.

Top Review by fryeroleo

Thanks for a great recipe! My dad is from Aroostook county and has always told me about how his grandmother made ployes. Unfortunately, when he asked her for the recipe, she had forgotten! We've had many failed attempts at replicating the ployes from my dad's childhood, but I think this recipe is finally what we were looking for. We enjoyed these hot from the pan spread with melted butter. Delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix dry ingredients.
  2. Add cold water and let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Add boiling water and drop to make thin 6" pancakes on hot griddle, 400 degrees I use ungreased cast iron fry pan or non-stick electric griddle, ungreased.
  4. Bake on one side only, until bubbles break and pancake is firm.
  5. Serve on warm platter.

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