Happy Crepes Day! | La Chandeleur
|Oh! Regalade, across from the Eiffel Tower|
serving crepes and hot-chocolate.
One of the most popular methods of eating crepes is as a dessert, by placing everything from Nutella to fruit and cream in the crepe. However, it's common in France to put everything from frites (French fries) and cheese, to the full gamut of eggs, ham, salad, melted Gruyere. There's the pizza crepe, the hamburger crepe, even the Mexican burrito with salsa and beef rolled up in a crepe. Indeed if you're ever visiting the Eiffel Tower, walk across the street to the creperie (Oh! Regalade) and order one stuffed with fried eggs, fries, grilled onions, lettuce, tomato, and cheese. It's out of this world.
|A crepe used as a burrito (ex. breakfast burrito crepe)|
|A frite and cheese crepe|
My crepe recipe is fairly simple. The only change you may wish to make is to add more sugar when making a dessert crepe (increasing to 2-3 tablespoons). If you're new to the whole crepe craze, try a basic sharp cheddar and french fry crepe or a dessert crepe such as chocolate and strawberries. Simple is cool (and delicious). If you're a bit allocentric, try a lamb filled crepe with all the goodies. Either way, happy Crepes Day!
French Crepes Recipe Ingredients:
2 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar (add more for sweet crepes)
- Add dry ingredients to a bowl and mix.
- Beat eggs, and slowly add to dry ingredients along with milk and oil
- Melt butter, and slowly add to mix while stirring.
- Preheat a non-stick pan coated with oil or non-stick spray to medium heat.
- Pour batter in pan, and raise temperature to just over medium heat.
- Flip when golden brown, and then serve when batter is fully cooked.
- Fill with your favorite ingredients and enjoy!