Yesterday was La Chandeleur in France. For those of you who may not know what Chandeleur is, it is National French Pancake Day. I am not very familiar with the reason why we eat crepes on that day, but supposedly Pope Gelase I gave out pancakes to the Romans who came to town on that day, and this is why today, people eat crepes…
I will tell you that growing up, I did not need to have a reason to eat crepes because they were my favorite things to eat, and they are still my favorite things to eat today.
This evening nothing fancy. I just wanted to fix a few to keep up the tradition at home. I made a cake of crepes ( that I will show you later), and made a few with some swiss cheese and salami.
Ingredients for 12-15 crepes:
- 6 tablespoons of flour
- 1/3 can of beer
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp of butter
- 1lb of slices swiss cheese
- 1/2 lb of slices salami or any other meat.
- Take a large bowl and place the flour in the bowl.
- Curve a hole in the flour, and slowly pour the milk while mixing with a whisk.
- Be careful to whisk slowly so as to make the mixture smooth and free of lumps.
- Then add the eggs one at a time and mix well. Add the beer and mix well also. The mixture should be smooth and liquid, but not too liquid.
- Turn the stove to medium high and place the frying pan on the stove. The frying pan should be hot before starting to fix the pancakes.
- With a paper towel or a brush, spread butter on the walls of the frying pan and pour a small ladle of crepe mixture.
- Move the frying pan in a circle motion so that the dough has spread to the entire surface of the pan.
- Cook for 1 minute.
- With a spatula, flip the crepe, place 3 slices of cheese, 5 slices of salami all around the crepes.
- Fold the crepe in half and cook for 1 minute or less.
- Place the crepes flat on a plate. Continue the process until you have exhausted all the batter. Et voila!!!
Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!