I just had to go an mention crêpes (in another thread)! :rolleyes: Yeah, then I made some*.
I like crab in a white sauce in my crêpes. That’s my favourite. Too bad I don’t have any crab. So instead, I had a crêpe sprinkled with a little sugar and some lemon juice, one with a little schmeer of Nutella, and one with strawberry jam.
So, as the title asks, what do you like in your crêpes?
*I don’t have a special crêpe pan. I just use a non-stick skillet. Works like a charm.
Oh, they’re such fun! The crêpes themselves seem to scare folks off, but once you’ve made them a few times, you get used to them. I’m not much for the dessert ones, either - there’s a good James Barber recipe using avacado, vanilla ice cream and instant coffee which I remember worked out very well.
And they’re so versatile - main course, virtually anything you’d use on pasta can work as long as it isn’t too runny. Putanesca sauce, Jambalaya-without-the-rice, goat roti, fresh asparagus/green onions/mushroom stems/Italian sausage/chèvre - just let your culinary imagination run wild with what you find in the garden and the fridge. What’s the worst that’ll happen? You’ll be remembered at your funeral for ‘Duck à la Banana’…
For sweet, I like nutella. I also like layered crepes that are stacked, interspersed with chocolate, nut, apricot, and cream cheese layers, topped with powdered sugar. Yum.
For savory, mushroom & cheese (your pick. I like crimini & gruyere or some variety of goat cheese.) Or dill & farmer’s cheese. Or a meat (pork or chicken), paprika, and sour cream filling known as Hortobagyi palacsinta.
My first ever crepe had chicken and shrimp jambalaya. The chicken, sausage, and mushroom crepe was good too. For sweet crepes, I’m a traditionalist and I like nutella with sliced bananas and strawberries.
But crab with white sauce, that’s a new one. It sounds great. I’m going to have to look into this one.
That… sounds surprisingly good, actually. And I’ve never really liked duck.
scribbles down OK, now I know what I’m having for dinner tomorrow night.
While I’m here, has anyone ever tried prepackaged crepes? Are they any good? I’m not very fond of making my own. (I’ve never been good with pancakes, either.)