Tuesday, June 24, 2008

To Do: Crepes

We had a crazy city food day yesterday. Japanese ramen for lunch. Coffee from Pete's for a break. Cheap tacos from the Mexican wagon across from the gym after work. Pints at Elixer Saloon. And finally, crepes and fries at Frijtz on Valencia Street.

This new Belgian spot has earned its popularity with 20 kinds of dips for fries, mussels, sandwiches and really good crepes. We shared the "rothko" crepe with butter and sugar. Yum!

But $6.50 for what accounts to a pinch of flour, egg and sugar? I need to learn to make my own crepes at home. Julia Child's recipe doesn't seem too hard. I'll test it out this weekend.

7 comments:

Rachel Swan said...

Crepes are really easy to make! We host a Christmas Creperie every year, last year I made 300 crepes! I really think the biggest thing is to have the right kind of pan, they turn out perfect everytime!

Sara said...

i confes to being so lazy that i buy crepe mix. its like pancake mix, just add water (and yes i realize how lazy this is! in defense its not much more expensive than just getting the flour)

MissEm said...

Ooo! There's a mix. I need to get that. I love mixes :)

miche said...

please tell me you got some frites at frijtes!!! they are addictive!!!

(crepes are incredibly easy, especially if you have a blender. throw everything in...whiz...pour)

MissEm said...

We did! Two orders with pesto mayo, kalmata olive ketchup, artichoke truffle ketchup and strawberry mustard.

hyb said...

The best thing about crepes is that they freeze beautifully. You can get the mix at Whole Foods or Trader Joe's if you want to use that, get your Ladies Activity Group together, make several dozen. Just put parchment paper between each crepe and wrap a whole bunch together in plastic wrap.

k8 said...

it's all about the wrist when it comes to crepes em. when i lived in france we made them every single sunday evening and it's super easy.