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All Purpose French Crepes

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Finished crepesBasically, crepes are a thin  pancake.  Ideally they will fold and roll without cracking or tearing.  While the French version is the most notable, there are other thin pancakes from other countries.There are as many crepe recipes as there are cooks.

Many of us learned the art of the crepe from Julia Child as seen in this recipe. Today everyone makes them from Martha (of course with a video) to Rachael Ray.

At the take out shop, we served crepes numerous ways including Beef Stogonoff crepes, Seafood crepes, Ham and Cheese crepes and Crepes Suzette, the most famous of all.  One of the most loved appetizers we did was miniture crepes with a swipe of lemon basil mayo and a roasted asparagus tip sticking out.  They were about four inches long when wrapped. We would make the crepes and cut out ovals with a cookie cutter.  As I remember, I could get five ovals out of a 10 inch crepe.  While these were time consuming, everyone, including me, loved them. Continue reading