Ployes: A Maine tradition

If you know what a ploye is than I don't have to tell you how great they are. However, if you are not familiar with what a ploye is, keep reading. 

You are in for a very special treat.

Ployes are crepe-like pancakes made from buckwheat flower. They are light, airy, and the best part they are not even bad for you! Ployes do not contain eggs, milk, sugar, or oil. Ployes are gluten free as well. And to top it all off, they are part of a Maine tradition.

Bouchard Family Farms is an established buckwheat company out of Fort Kent, Maine. They have been milling buckwheat in Maine for generations. According to their website, the ploye recipe is based on the one created by the French Acadian exiles who settled in Northern Maine. Ployes are as elegant as a fine crepe, as hearty as a breakfast pancake and as versatile as any bread.

Buckwheat is not a grain but an herb or fruit closely related to wild rhubarb, which makes buckwheat flour gluten free. Therefore, I see a this as a great opportunity for people with food allergies to enjoy a new treat!

It's so easy to make ployes, you literally just add water to the buckwheat flour! Ployes are great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert because you can eat them plain, top or roll ployes with any filling or your choice. Ployes with peanut butter is my personal favorite!

I found Bouchard Family Farms ploye mix at my local Hannaford near the pancake mixes. To find ploye mix near you Bouchard Family Farms has listed Maine stores where you can purchase ploye mix. 

I highly suggest picking up ploye mix today!  Enjoy!

Lauren R.