I honestly did not know what crepes were until a couple weeks ago, when I came across a GF recipe under that name. Curious, I checked it out. I loved the idea, but the recipe was quite complicated for such a simple food. So, I began a new quest, hunting for a simple crepe recipe.
I found the perfect crepe recipe here, at Gluten Free Gobsmacked. It made about 10 medium crepes. You could also try this using rice flour instead of cornstarch, but I don’t think it really matters. The cornstarch was fabulous! This was great yesterday morning because I was in a hurry and wanted to make something quick. I remembered my newly acquired crepe recipe and was itching to try it out. It was delicious! It is a simple and cheap breakfast item that you can make over and over again.
When I made these, I used a medium pan, not a small one that the recipe calls for. So I needed to use about 3-5 tablespoons per crepe. I still got about 10 crepes out of the batter. As for the filling, I just went for a simple route and used shredded cheese. Another note to add: being the featherbrained girl I am, when I made this recipe, I got confused (though I didn’t realize it at the time) and did not put the pan back on the stove top after I had swirled the batter. I thought that I was supposed to keep it off, and I honestly just realized it a few seconds ag when I typed this. The life of an ametuer chef. Well, the crepes still turned out amazing and delicious, even with my blunder!
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons olive oil or melted butter
- pinch of salt
Instructions (this is the original recipe based off using a small pan):
- Mix all ingredients with whisk until very well blended.
- Spritz a small, nonstick pan with olive oil. Preheat the pan over medium-high heat.
- Pour 2 Tablespoons of batter into the pan while swirling the pan.
- Continue to swirl the pan – OFF the heat! – until the batter begins to bubble and there is no longer excess batter to swirl.
- Cook for 20-40 seconds (the first crepe takes the longest… this time is for the quicker crepes) or until steam is puffing out the sides.
- Quickly and with some care, flip the crepe and cook and additional 15-20 seconds.
- Continue until all the batter is used. (Depending upon your pan, you may not have to spritz it with oil between crepes – I did this every three crepes.)
- Serve with a wide variety of fillings: fresh fruit, scrambled eggs and ham, cream cheese, raspberry sauces, ham, turkey, avocado, sour cream, etc.
I hope to make these again soon! Maybe I will try to save some of the batter next time, by putting tin foil or something over the bowl and putting it in the fridge. Hmm…