Monday, June 15, 2009

Grandma J's Crepes

I inherited this recipe a few years ago and it's a good one. I like it because it is a high protein, lower carb recipe (depending on how you top them). While it contains two items I don't particularly care to eat on their own (eggs & cottage cheese), the processing and combination is great.

1 c Cottage cheese

6 Eggs

1/2 c Flour

1/4 t Salt

1/4 c Oil

1/4 c Milk

1/2 t Vanilla

Put eggs and cottage cheese in a blender, blend til smooth. Add all other ingredients and blend until just incorporated (don't over mix). Heat griddle medium-high heat (or shallow pan). Grease well with butter or oils spray. Pour a 1/4-1/2 cup of batter on griddle, turning it slightly to thin it out into an even circle. Cook until edges are firm and slightly brown. Crepe should be fairly solid. Flip carefully. Cook 30 sec - 1 minute more. Enjoy warm. Makes about 6 large crepes.

Flipping these thin little suckers is the hard part. Use a thin spatula and move quickly. If they break - they still taste great. You just stack them up or make mini-rolls.

I like mine rolled up with toppings inside and out. My husband likes them flat with toppings on top. Choose whatever you like.

  • Low Cal / Low Carb - Strawberry slices w/dusting of powder sugar
  • Fruit Toppings - Strawberries, blueberry, raspberries, blackberries, applesauce, bananas (for juicy fruit add 2 T sugar, for sauce add 1/2c sugar &1 T corn starch heat till thick)
  • Whipped Cream - works with everything
  • Powdered Sugar - works with everything or by itself
  • Syrup - my hubby eats them this way, but I'm not a fan
  • Mini Chocolate Chips - the melt when you roll the crepe (or use nutella)
  • Whipped Cream Cheese - sweet with 1/4c powdered sugar and whip, great with fruit toppings
  • Savory - leave out the vanilla, fill with sausage, hash browns, bacon, sauteed veggies (mushrooms, onions, peppers, etc) like an omelette almost.
TOTAL COST: $1.50 before toppings
Eggs $.50 (Meijer or Aldi's)
Flour $.10 (from stock)
Cottage Cheese $.70 (Aldi's)
Milk $.10 (from stock)
Oil $.10 (from stock)

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