Welcome to The Original Pancake House of Savannah
The Original Pancake House was founded in Portland, Oregon in 1953 by Les Highet and Erma Hueneke. Drawing upon their many years of experience in the culinary field, and their extensive working knowledge of authentic national and ethnic pancake recipes they were able to offer without compromise this unique and original menu which has gained national acclaim. The Original Pancake House is a second and third generation family business, which takes great pride in maintaining the high standards that make our food so outstanding. We now have over one hundred franchises from coast to coast, which have won local and national acclaim. Our recipes demand only the very finest of ingredients, such as 93 score butter, pure 36% whipping cream, fresh grade AA eggs, hard wheat unbleached flour, and our own recipe sourdough starter. Our batters and sauces are made fresh in each restaurant’s kitchen.
What are pancakes?
Pancakes are the very old beginnings of bread and pastry. Generally a pancake is any kind of batter, fried or baked in a skillet, on a griddle, or on any hot surface. The peoples of all nationalities have made pancakes from time immemorial.
When should pancakes be eaten?
An infinite variety of pancakes have been developed by the skilled cooks of many nations. Today pancakes are enjoyed for breakfast, luncheon, dinner and even for dessert.
Who are Les Highet and Erma Hueneke?
Les Highet and Erma Hueneke, founders of the Original Pancake House in Portland, Oregon, collected recipes around the world. The pancakes served by this fine restaurant are famous all over the world.
Where did we get our recipes?
All of our Formulas and Recipes are authentic and were selected from many submitted to us by housewives of the nationality originating the pancakes of their respective countries.
What is sourdough yeast?
Old-fashioned sourdough yeast, just like your great grandmother used to use, is used in all our pancake batters. It is grown in our own kitchen from a culture of potatoes, flour and sugar, activated by a "start of yeast". The sourdough yeast gives light, fine-textured pancakes.
What are enzymes?
Enzymes are organic substances created by nature to serve as catalysts and to convert food to energy.