When I married my husband, I didn’t realize just how little he could cook.
I knew his love for frozen pizzas ran deep, but I had no idea those frozen discs were keeping him alive. The only dish he knew how to make were crepes that his father taught him at a young age (with the recipe sung through a weird non-rhyming song, which they both sing to this day).
Although there are a bazillion and one crepe recipes out there, these super simple, yet tasty (and kid-approved!) recipe for my husband’s crepes were too yummy not to share! (along with the interesting method he uses to make, & eat them!). Don’t worry, I’ll spare you the song…
These crepes have become a Saturday breakfast tradition, and the recipe (sigh.. and song) are being passed along to our little man.
The ingredients needed (to make about 12 crepes) are things you probably already have in your kitchen:
4 large eggs, 2 cups of flour, and 2 cups of milk.
He first starts with dumping it all into our blender (he says whisking is for suckers)
scrape any clumps off the sides, and give it another whirl until it’s bubbly and consistent.
After getting your pan really hot, add a small (about a teaspoon) of oil, moving it around to spread it. Then pour about 1/3 a cup of batter (he just pours straight from the blender), and move the pan around to spread it.
Then uses a spatula to spread the rest over the pan. It’s okay if it looks ugly. It will, but all flaws will be hidden once you flip it.
When you see the top of the batter get dry a bit, flip it over. It happens quickly, so don’t let it sit for too long.
After letting it sit for a couple of seconds and finish cooking, he piles them on a pan inside a warm toaster oven to keep them toasty.
When the batter’s gone, and the pile is high, we devour them like we haven’t eaten for months.
On a random note: I’m not one to tell you how to eat (heck, I shovel food with both hands!), but there was an interesting way my man ate his crepes, and I thought I’d share for fun… especially since I made fun of him at first, but I now don’t eat them any other way!
We spread on real maple syrup, roll it up, chop it into pieces, and eat, eat, eat!
We sometimes add chopped bananas or berries into the crepe before rolling them up, but oftentimes we’re too hungry to even get that fancy ;)
Seriously, try these crepes.. they won’t disappoint! :)