Friday, September 21, 2007

I am the Crepe Queen!

Hell Yeah i am! :)

Ok, so back story. Went to Key West for Lobster Fest earlier this summer and had the BEST crepes- well, here in the US ;) out of this teeny window on Duval called La Creperie, see...

Anyhoo, we come home and all i want, every single weekend is crepes. So i venture forth and decide i can do it, hell, MELICAN DO ANYTHING! :)

So i find this recipe and think whamo,this is it. Hooray, i'm on my way!

French Crepes

My enthusiasm quickly dissipates as this is how my first crepe turns out.

Next thing i know i'm on the phone with my mom asking where her crepe maker (some hokey gadget from the 70's, lol) is, and telling her that my stupid crepe adventure is going really badly. She assures me that the first one or three always turn out badly, and to keep trying, but she'll look for the crepe gadget anyways.


So yes, after making like 2 or 3 really bad ones, i learned my lesson. I switched to a small non-stick pan, sprayed with a quick spritz of pam and start turning out AMAZING thin little pancakes! We stuffed them with ham and cheese, a variety of jams and jelly's and gorged ourselves on fabulous homemade crepes! My fave was the pineapple preserve crepes- mega yum!

Needless to say, this is what i do at least once a week now, but i do half the recipe cause for us, 12 crepes is too many, but not for the first time you make it. For the first time, even if it's just you that you're cooking for, go ahead and make all 12! :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I watched an Alton Brown show on crepes, and his first couple turned out really bad, too. Your mom is right.