Most people have heard of Crepes Suzette, a very popular French dessert that is served in the best restaurants. But… what exactly is a crepe?
What Exactly is a Crepe?
Basically, a crepe is a very thin pancake. It’s usually larger (in diameter) than the pancakes you eat for breakfast and are usually filled with a variety of jellies or jams, chocolate spread, ice cream, or any other sweet ingredients, including fresh fruit. Yum! The batter is made from plain flour, eggs, milk and a drop of vanilla essence. A simple crepe is often powdered with sugar granules and lemon juice once cooked and ready to eat. If you want to get really fancy, crepes can also be filled with savory sauces, meat, vegetables and fish. In this case the batter is made from buckwheat and you don’t add the vanilla essence. This makes crepes a great choice for breakfast for those who normally don’t like to eat at breakfast time, as this type of crepe is a meal that can be eaten at any time of the day. If you’re short on time, you can buy crepes or crepe batter already made.
A healthy recipe w/vegetables that takes no time at all. Enjoy!
First, you need two crepes each, so cook and set aside. Now gather together your fresh mushrooms, fresh spinach leaves, sliced onions, cubed tomatoes, salt pepper, crushed garlic, parsley and oregano. Place the spinach in a heated pan with a couple tablespoons of olive oil, and once it’s cooked down about halfway, add the mushroom, onion slices, and cubed tomatoes. Add in the rest of the ingredients and cook until it reaches your desired consistency. Place the vegetables into the crepes and then gently roll it up like a burrito. Place in a non-stick oven dish, sprinkle grated cheese over them and put them into the oven preheated to 200°C. Cook until the cheese has melted. It’s a simple, delicious and healthy meal ready in about half an hour.