Cheddar Crêpe Packets


| 3/3/2012 10:46:17 PM


Tags: crepe recipe, cheddar and crepes, cheesy crepes, crepes and salad, Camille Storch,

 cheddar crepe packets 

We’re having a lazy snow day at home. It’s just me and the kids hunkered down indoors while the storm outside dumps large quantities of wet, slushy snow/hail/rain. It’s not nice weather. BUT I did make crêpes, and boy, do I love crêpes. I like crêpes plain, with jam or honey, or rolled up with savory filling. 

Today’s crêpe-based brunch was inspired by a recent recipe for egg sandwiches that Deb of Smitten Kitchen posted over on A CUP OF JO. When I read the recipe, I got the urge to make an egg sandwich right then and there, but I didn’t have any bread (let alone english muffins) in the house. In the post, Deb talks about cooking a beaten egg in a “crêpe-like” fashion several times, which gave me the idea to skip the bread and melt the cheese straight into a crêpe. I tried it, and it may be my favorite way to eat crêpes yet discovered.

crepe cooking 

My crêpe recipe was handed down to me from my mom who got it from her mom. It’s written on the back of a well-stained envelope. I’m sure it’s basically the same as any standard crêpe recipe, but importantly for me, it does not require the use of any electric kitchen appliances. This recipe works with both sweet or savory filling.

As much as I love crêpes, I’m not a crêpe elitist. My crêpes aren’t perfectly shaped or microscopically thin. I really could care less about any of that because I think what matters most is taste, and these crêpes taste good. I usually make a double batch of these to feed myself and two hungry kids.

nebraska dave
3/6/2012 5:32:10 AM

Camille, wow, there are a lot of good food ideas popping up lately. Cheesy crêpes would be something my daughter would like. She's always making cheesy tortillas. Of course she buys the tortillas and nukes the cheese on the tortilla in the microwave before wrapping them up. I can certainly see why they would be a good treat on a nasty weather day. The bad weather has been sliding to the north or dropping to the south of my area. Only a little wind but I'm not complaining after seeing the rest of the devastation across the country. I hope the weather breaks for you soon. Being stuck inside only last for so long before the urge to get out in the sunshine takes over. Have a great crêpe making day.





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