|Ploye mix and finished product|
What are ployes? Here's what wikipedia says:
"A ploye is a pancake type mix of buckwheat flour, wheat flour, baking powder and water which is extremely popular in the Madawaska region (New Brunswick), Canada and northern Maine, United States. The ploye was originally a simple carbohydrate filler food for the local population. It was very cheap, easy to make, and with local toppings, such as maple syrup or cretons, could vary in taste. This staple is often eaten with baked beans. Over time however it simply became a traditional dish."
|Ploye Cooking in Skillet|
My grandfather ate his ployes slathered with butter and rolled up. Others use maple syrup (the real stuff is readily available in this part of the country). We used butter and a little homemade maple syrup before rolling them up and enjoying. Either way, it's an interesting, high fiber, tasty, regional dish that I'm proud to have as part of my heritage.
I brought some mix home to Idaho!