posted by Kim & Carlinne
A visit to Le Petit Triangle Cafe inspired us to make crêpes in our own kitchen. Neither of us had much experience making or even eating crêpes prior to our visit to Le Petit Triangle Cafe. We absolutely loved the crêpes and knew we would have to give them a try ourselves. The simple, savory taste and lightness of the crêpe intrigued us as we imagined all the different ways we could use them. A crêpe is a very thin pancake that is filled with a variety of fillings and then rolled or folded. A crêpe can be served anytime of the day. From sweet to savory, crêpes can be served as breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner.
We sautéed a beautiful bunch of Swiss chard in a big glug of olive oil. Don't forget to season your greens with a big pinch of kosher salt.
For a change of pace we decided to slice the garlic and roast it until golden and crunchy. Be careful; garlic can go from golden to burnt in no time!
As a second filling, we heated canned black beans in olive oil and seasoned them with Trader Joe's Everyday Seasoning and smoked paprika.
In a blender, combine 1cup flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 cup milk, 4 eggs, and 3 tablespoons unsalted butter. Puree until mixture is smooth (about 30 seconds). Let batter sit at least 15 minutes at room temperature. Heat a 12 inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Lightly coat with butter. Add 1/3 cup batter and swirl to completely cover the bottom of skillet. Cook until underside of crepe is golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Loosen edge of crepe with a rubber spatula, then with your fingertips, quickly flip. Cook 1 minute more. Slide crepe out of skillet and repeat with remaining batter. Carefully add your filings and fold to create the perfect CW2C Crêpe.
Crêpes are really very simple and delicious. Pick your favorite ingredients for the filling, your favorite person, your favorite bottle of French wine, and pretend you are in a little cafe in Paris. One of our favorite French wines is from Joseph Drouhin , a smooth Bourgogne Chardonnay that we conveniently found at Heinen's. Do you have a favorite wine you would like to share with us? We would love to hear from you. Cheers!