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.
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!
Here's a few simple tips when learning how to make crepes:
Makes 12 Crepes
Prep time: 5 minutes
Direct Heat: Medium stove setting #5 or #6
Note: let the crepe batter rest at least 1 hour in the refrigerator before using
Blend about a minute until smooth.
Add the melted butter.
Replace the lid and turn the blender speed up again.
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.
When the pan is hot, pour in 1/4 cup of batter.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Now it's time to get creative with crepe filling recipes.
Here's some Mango Curry Chicken Kabobs I stuffed the crepes with recently.
And here's another look at the fantastic seafood crepes I made using the Spicy Thai Barbeque Shrimp kebabs recipe.
Bottom line, enjoy learning how to make crepes with this basic crepe recipe first, then explore adding different spices or sugars to the batter.
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.
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