I love Shrove Tuesday. Any day where an entire nation celebrates a single food stuff is good with me. Most people go down the dessert route: crepes with lemon and sugar as pudding. You can't argue with a classic like that.
I prefer to fully embrace both the pancake and day aspect of the event: three meals, means three opportunities to eat pancakes.
Breakfast - Banana pancakes with banana caramel sauce
Lunch - Herb crepes filled with smoked salmon and creme fraiche with capers and cornichon.
Dinner - Layers of pancakes dowsed in maple syrup and stacked with black pudding, bacon, sausage and steak. Topped with a fried egg.
I admit I did go American twice but the toppings were significantly different to justify it and make for a very tasty day. Roll on 2018...