Crêpes - French Cuisine

A crêpe is a wonderfully pancake-like French dish that's conveinent for anytime of day! I personally prefer crêpes in the morning; yet, they can be stuffed with virtually anything and eaten at anytime. I know several popular crêperies that typically open for lunch time, serving any type of crêpe you can imagine! Miam

This article will take a closer look into this classic French dish, then provide a recipe for your very own crêpes! 

Crêpes are a very light cake formed from a batter. Many people like to relate crêpes to pancakes (although I do not like to degrade crêpes to such a level, you may call them whatever you want). What makes crêpes so amazing is it's versatility: they can be stuffed, topped, or folded to your liking. 

Common Crêpe Toppings/Fillings?
Obviously I will only be naming a few, however you can share you favorite crêpe pairings in the comment section.

Sweet "Dessert" Crêpes
Nutella
Jams
Chocolate
Fresh Fruits
Butter and Sugar
Whipped Cream

Savory "Meal" Crêpes
A variety of French cheeses can be used
Sliced Meats
Ham and Cheese Crêpes
Variety of Sauces
Sautéed Vegetables
Egg-filled


Basic Crêpe Recipe
So, are you inspired to make your very own crêpes chez vous? Below is a basic recipe for crêpes that I've used once or twice. You can change up the batter however you'd like, add a dash of brown sugar, add some vanilla, make it your own! 

Ingredients: 
2 eggs
1 cup of skim milk
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon of butter
1 pinch salt

Combine all ingredients into a medium bowl and whisk until smooth (you may also use a blender). It would be ideal to let the batter sit in the refrigerator for an hour, but this step is not necessary. 

Heat up and grease your skillet (preferably with a cooking spray). The ideal temperature is when an additional teaspoon of butter begins to bubble.

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Crêpes should be AS THIN as possible to differentiate them from pancakes. If the batter isn't at the right consistency, then you may need to add a little more milk (or flour). I typically like to pour the battle onto the skillet with a laddle, try a nice circular motion and let the batter spread thin. Flip when the top looks to be setting. The first crêpe will most likely be a mess-up, so plan on eating it... 

Add whatever you'd like to the Crêpes et bonne appetit!


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1 comment:

  1. Your blog about French food is really awesome. Thanks for sharing Crêpes recipes with us. I like various cuisine food very much. I like to teach french food for my student.I like French culture, tradition, French food etc . I have a own hotel which is covered french cuisine food.

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