Thursday, September 6, 2007

Ol' South - German Pancake

Have you had the German Pancake? No? Probably because you're afraid of the lemons and sugar...right? Don't be. In the words of the venerable Moe Sizlack, "it's like there's a party in my mouth and everyone's invited." A mouth party indeed.

In case you're unfamiliar (and this may be wrong so if you are familiar, just play along) the german pancake is a baked pancake about the size of Iowa. It comes out on a plate, with the edges folded in slightly to hide the 3 kilos of powdered sugar...or thats what I was told was in there. The waitress (Flo, no doubt), squeezes some fresh lemon juice into the powdered sugar mound and then mixes it together. The pancake is then folded into a chimichanga looking device and flipped over so the seam is facing down.

You then dig in and manage to embarrass yourself, your friends, and Flo. My pancake had the look and texture of a giant fried egg, but it tasted like happiness. The lemon balances out the sweetness of the powdered sugar which in turn balances out the tartness of the lemon. Well, needless to say, it's delicious and is definitely something I'll have to get again.

If you've never been to Ol' South, you should definitely go. On Fridays you can see the cowboys coming down from the stockyards. On weekends you can see the yuppies coming in from everywhere, and on weekdays you can see some of Fort Worth's civic leaders and other influential persons.

I would also recommend the normal pancakes, the hashbrowns (you can get them crispy, not soggy), and bacon (again, crispy or chewy, your choice).

Ol' South is located on University, South of I-30, just past the Macaroni Grill.

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1 comment:

bnanelle said...

They also have really tall and delicious biscuits. But the dutch babies are my favorite.