I am a cook-in-progress. I realize the beauty of creating a meal and sharing it with friends new and old. I also don’t exactly have a great memory as far as recipes go, so I either keep it written down somewhere or only make simple things.
So, where do you go when you need cooking advice? MOM! Of course. My mom is a brilliant cook and rarely uses written recipes! One thing I learned from her is that many of the foods that are labeled as “hard to make” generally have core ingredients and everything else is added for style or a difference in flavor.
Take Thai curry. Here in America, you can go to the international aisle of Target/walmart/grocery store and find the core ingredients: Curry Paste (Yellow, Red, or Green), Coconut Milk, bamboo shoots, and rice. The rest is up to you—add chicken or just veggies or maybe you like beef, its up to you!
One of my favorite simple meals to share with friends is crêpes. In fact, I have shared this meal probably in 5 or 6 countries (including Kosovo) with friends. It has only 3 core ingredients, which makes it cheap and great in far flung places of the world! Its always a winner so I release it to you to share with your friends and family! It’s so simple you have to try to forget it.
By January 10, 2013Published:
- Yield: Crepes for 2 people (1 Servings)
- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Ready In: 20 mins
Basic Crepes that are hard to forget. Just double, triple or quadruple depending on the amount of people eating.
- 1 Egg
- 1 Cup Flour
- 1 Cup Milk
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract optional
- 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice optional
- 1 Teaspoon Sugar optional
- 1 Bowl Fresh Fruit Cut up (My favorites: bananas, apples, and berries)
- 1 Dispenser Syrup Heated preferably
- 1 carton Plain Yogurt
- Measure out flour and put it in a bowl. Whisk the flour to get it more smooth and make a whole in the middle for wet ingredients.
- Add the egg and milk and mix in. Add optional ingredients for extra flavor and mix in!
- On Medium Heat, heat up the thinnest, shallowest pan you have (I usually end up with a frying pan) and put a little oil or PAM on it. If you can find a crepe pan you will have an easier time flipping.
- Grab a laddle and scoop about half full then grab your pan and pour on the batter. As you pour make a circle motion trying to cover the majority of the surface.
- Wait 45 seconds to 1 minute or until it looks like you can scoop it with a spatula and work to get an edge up. Flip it over! Repeat with next one.
- Top them with a variety of options sweet or salty depending on your preference. I like the combo of syrup, bananas, raspberries and plain yogurt.
Photo graciously provided by fred_v