Crepe-a-licious! Turn your kitchen into a creperie with this simple technique and 5 delicious fillings.
Despite their gourmet-sounding French name, crepes originated as a peasant dish in rural Brittany. Today, they’re just as easy and arguably healthier than American flapjacks. Our Sausage & Applesauce Brunch Crepes have 347 calories and 4 grams saturated fat per serving compared to 677 calories and 10 grams sat. fat in a short stack of butter and syrup-drenched pancakes with a side of sausage.
To get started, make a batch of crepes and try them as a snack with just a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of confectioners’ sugar—as they’re often served in France. Once you see how easy they are to make, experiment with different fillings. Try our Sweetened Ricotta & Apricot Crepes—filled with lightly sweetened ricotta, sliced almonds and an apricot drizzle. Or try one of our savory options, like our Mushroom & Spinach Crepes topped with goat cheese. And don’t be afraid to experiment: fllled with almost anything, crepes make an easy meal that even the fussiest eaters can’t resist.
—Stacy Fraser, Test Kitchen Manager for EatingWell Magazine