You read correctly: Crepes!
I was looking through my kitchen and (after having to throw a fair amount of forgotten food away. 😦 ) I was uncertain what I should make for dinner. I started to flip through my cookbook and see if I could find anything that sounded good to me at that moment.
I found crepes and thought “That’s a dessert, that won’t work…” and started to turn the page. Then I remembered every crepe shop I had ever been to had savory crepes along with their standard sweet crepes. That meant I could definitely make dinner with them, if I was creative enough…
It was a little sweet, so I am going to post this recipe cutting the sugar content. This recipe makes four 10-inch crepes.
Savory crepes – base
- 1c milk
- 1/4c water
- 1T sugar
- pinch salt
- 1c flour
- 2T dried Chives
- 1T dried Basil
- –oil for frying–
- Whisk water, milk, salt and sugar together until salt and sugar are dissolved.
- Mix in the flour and whisk till there are no lumps.
- Add chives and basil and mix until thoroughly incorporated.
- heat the pan on medium/medium-low heat on the stove and add enough oil to thinly coat the bottom.
- When the oil is warm, ladle a good amount of the mixture into the pan and swirl the pan slowly to increase the crepe size and make it a thin layer, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.
- When the bottom is lightly brown and the crepe slides easily in the pan, flip over.
- When the crepe is lightly brown on the second side, flip onto a plate with paper towels or napkins.
- Dab off the oil and transfer to another plate (so the paper doesn’t stick)
Savory Crepes – filling and topping
- Mayonnaise to taste
- Soy sauce to taste
- 1 can tuna (some will go on top)
- 3 hard boiled eggs, sliced
- Take the base, spread with desired amount of mayo and top with amount of soy sauce
- Sprinkle about 1/5 of the canned tuna in the crepe, and about 1/4 of the egg.
- Roll up the crepe and let it sit seam-side down on a plate.
- Repeat steps with the other crepe bases.
- Top with the other 1/5 can of tuna and desired amount of soy sauce as a drizzle.
So there you have it! Tasty savory crepes. I hope you enjoy it. I really did and so did my husband (even with the extra sweetness, which I removed here). This will be a cheap, easy dinner that we will do again.