Sunday, October 7, 2007

Dinner Crepes

Dinner Crepe Ideas

I heard a request for our dinner crepe ideas. Jimmy's dad served his mission in France and they got this idea from all the yummy crepes there. There is a restaurant here in Tennessee, The Crepe Maker, that makes so many different kinds of dinner/dessert crepes some with cheese, green peppers, bacon, tomatoes, chicken, ham, etc, etc. I love making crepes and it is 1,000 times easier with a Crepe Maker (such as pictured above) because it makes them thin and very even.

All we've done for dinner crepes is this:
Seasoned Taco Meat
Sour Cream
Chopped Tomatoes
Mustard (that's definitely optional for me)

But I'm sure there are a slew of variations that would be extra tasty. But please don't forget to have a yummy dessert crepe to follow up... like cinnamon sugar, or raspberry pie filling, vanilla pudding, and chocolate sauce drizzled on top.

Here is the Smith Family Basic Crepe Recipe (we usually half it for our small family)

4 eggs
4 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
1 tblsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups flour
1 stick butter (melted)

Put all the ingredients except the butter into a bowl and mix well with an electric beater. When it is mixed together well, mix in the melted butter while stirring. Use a big spoon to scoop the batter into the middle of an electric frying pan. Pick the pan up and spread the batter around (making it look like a big, thin pancake). After a 30 seconds or so flip the crepe over and cook for a little less time on the back. (or use the crepe maker and it will be waaaaay easier). Take the crepe off and put the desired toppings in a line down the middle and roll it. Wa-la!


Angie said...

Yummy I love crepes too! I will have to try. thanks

Janey said...

Hey Heathy!

There are a bunch of little restaurants around DC that sell savory crepes. My favorite is the turkey and cheese (with salt and pepper...the secret ingredients) I also really like pepperoni and cheese and ham and cheese. They're even better if you can melt everything in them on the stove, so they get a little crispy!!!


Alison said...

Yum Heath! I'll definately have to make these. I have a recipe for chicken crepes that is one of my favorite dinners to make. I'll have to try the taco ones! Mmmm! And now I want a crepe maker. Maybe Santa can bring me one!