Learn how to make Crepes (and stuff 'em with grilled food!)

I'll bet you're wondering why there's a "How to make Crepes" page on a BBQ and Grilling recipes website.

It's simple, in a moment of inspiration I wondered if grilled shish kebabs would make good crepe filling recipes.

OK, so I don't get out much, but the answer is YES, they DO!

I already knew how to make a great kebab recipe, all I had to do was learn how to make crepes.

What I discovered is that making crepes is probably one of the easist things there is to do in the kitchen.
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Imagine, a nice soft fluffy crepe wrapped around tangy Mango Curry Grilled Chicken kabob's.

Or how about using Spicy Thai Shrimp like the picture below as one of your new crepe filling recipes?

I've recently done both and the results are fantastic. Crepes are so much more softer and flexible then flour tortilla wraps and they don't tear as easily.

Just wrap the crepe around the grilled shish kabob, pull out the skewer and your done!
seafood crepe filling recipe
Once you learn how to make this simple recipe for crepes and see how easy it is to actually make crepes then you'll want to experiment with different spiced batter flavors and crepe fillings.

Here's a few simple tips when learning how to make crepes:

  • You don't need any special equipment, an 8" teflon coated pan is pretty much it.
  • A blender really helps when making the crepe batter but you can mix the batter by hand if you have to.
  • Crepes don't need to be a perfect shape or perfectly thin. Really, you may mess up the first couple but so what, their cheap.
  • Let the batter "rest" in the refrigerator at least 1 hour before using to let it settle. This helps the gluten in the flour develop and prevents tearing after they're cooked.

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    › How to make Crepes




    Makes 12 Crepes

    Prep time: 5 minutes
    Cook time: 10 minutes

    Direct Heat: Medium stove setting #5 or #6

    Note: let the crepe batter rest at least 1 hour in the refrigerator before using


    What you'll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup water (see tip below)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter

    This makes about 3 cups of batter. Each crepe uses 1/4 cup of batter.

    Tip: instead of water try ginger-ale, club soda or beer instead.


    how to make crepe batter

    Step 1:
    In a blender add the eggs, milk, water and salt.

    Blend about a minute until smooth.


    making crepes

    Step 2:
    Remove the blender lid (or lid access cover) and slowly sift or shake the flour into the wet ingredients with the blender running on medium-low.

    Add the melted butter.

    Replace the lid and turn the blender speed up again.


    make crepe batter

    Step 3:
    If necessary, stop the blender and with a soft spatula push any batter that isn't mixing down into the blender.

    smooth crepe batter

    Continue blending until the batter is nice and smooth like this picture.

    When you're happy with it, put the batter in the refrigerator at least an hour before using.


    crepe recipies

    Step 4:
    Heat an 8" non-stick teflon pan to medium on the stove, usually #5 or #6 on your stove (or BBQ side burner).

    When the pan is hot, pour in 1/4 cup of batter.

    teflon pan crepes

    Immediately lift the pan and begin to gently swirl it so the batter coats the entire bottom of the pan.

    It's not necessary to have the batter come up the edges of the pan.

    And it doesn't have to be perfect - it gets better with practice!

    perfect crepes

    Place the pan back on the heat and let the batter cook about a minute.

    Watch how the batter changes from a shiny moist appearance to a dull appearance, that means it's cooking perfectly.

    You may also notice a faint lace pattern developing on the underside of the crepe.

    making crepes

    With a soft rubber spatula gently begin to lift the edges of the crepe slightly around the perimeter.

    You should be able to make the crepe slide in the pan.

    recipe for crepes

    Flip the crepe over with the spatula or just your hands.

    Let the crepe cook another 20 to 30 seconds until the underside looks to be browning very slightly.

    Remove the crepe from the pan and put on a plate in the oven (set to very low, 200F) with the other crepes you've made until your ready to use them.

    crepes


    Now it's time to get creative with crepe filling recipes.

    Here's some Mango Curry Chicken Kabobs I stuffed the crepes with recently.

    chicken crepes


    And here's another look at the fantastic seafood crepes I made using the Spicy Thai Barbeque Shrimp kebabs recipe.

    seafood crepes


    Bottom line, enjoy learning how to make crepes with this basic crepe recipe first, then explore adding different spices or sugars to the batter.

    Then look around tasteofBBQ for other crepe filling recipes (like these Beer basted grilled sausages or this Marinated Pork Tenderloin recipe.)

    You could even try making this Steak Fajita recipe with crepes instead of flour tortillas.

    Most importantly, making crepes is fun - so have fun!

    This is a great idea when you're having a smaller less formal dinner party.


    You may also like these BBQ recipes (for crepe stuffing!)...
    bruschetta recipe chicken kofta kebab recipes garlic shrimp recipe
    Bruschetta recipe stuffed in a Crepe Chicken Kofta Kebab recipe Honey Garlic Shrimp Kebab recipe


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