As the weather warms up and the smell of barbecues fills the air, there’s one dish that never fails to evoke a sense of nostalgia and adventure – BBQ Crepes. Originating from the sun-soaked beaches of Southern France, these delightful treats bring together the best of two culinary worlds. Allow me to share my own personal summer memory associated with this recipe, one that brings a smile to my face every time I indulge in these mouthwatering crepes.
For the Crepes:
– 1 cup all-purpose flour
– 1 1/2 cups milk
– 2 large eggs
– 1 tablespoon melted butter
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
For the BBQ Filling:
– 1 pound boneless chicken or pork, thinly sliced
– 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
– 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
– 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– Salt and pepper to taste
– BBQ sauce of your choice
For the Toppings:
– Fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped
– Crumbled feta or goat cheese (optional)
– Sriracha or hot sauce (optional)
– Sliced avocado (optional)
Close your eyes for a moment and let me take you back to a golden sunset on a sandy beach. The sound of crashing waves and laughter filled the air as my friends and I gathered around a small, makeshift grill. We embarked on a culinary adventure, determined to create something unique and unforgettable. That’s when the idea of BBQ crepes was born. Combining the smoky flavors of the grill with the delicate texture of crepes, it was a match made in summer heaven. Since then, these BBQ crepes have become our go-to indulgence, symbolizing the joy of warm nights and the bliss of good company.
2. Crepe Batter:
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk until well combined. Gradually pour the egg and milk mixture into the flour mixture, whisking constantly to create a smooth batter. Finally, stir in the melted butter. Let the batter rest for about 15 minutes.
3. BBQ Filling:
Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. In a large bowl, toss together the sliced chicken or pork, red and yellow bell peppers, red onion, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Thread the meat and vegetables onto skewers, alternating to create a beautiful medley of colors and flavors. Grill the skewers for about 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally until the meat is cooked through and the vegetables are slightly charred. Brush the skewers generously with BBQ sauce during the last few minutes of grilling to let the flavors meld together.
4. Crepe Cooking:
Heat a non-stick skillet or crepe pan over medium heat. Pour a small ladleful of crepe batter into the center of the pan, swirling it around gently to spread the batter evenly. Cook for about 2 minutes or until the edges start to lift and the underside is lightly golden. Flip the crepe using a spatula and cook for another minute. Repeat this process with the remaining batter, stacking the cooked crepes on a plate.
On a clean work surface, place a cooked crepe and spoon a generous amount of the BBQ filling onto one half of the crepe. Fold the other half over the filling, creating a half-moon shape. Repeat this process with the remaining crepes and filling.
6. Final Touches:
Garnish your BBQ crepes with freshly chopped cilantro or parsley. For an extra burst of flavor, crumble some feta or goat cheese on top. If you’re feeling adventurous, add a dollop of sriracha or hot sauce to give it a spicy kick. To add creaminess, sliced avocado is always a winner.
– Make the batter ahead of time and refrigerate to save time on the day of cooking.
– Experiment with different fillings such as shrimp, tofu, or grilled vegetables to cater to different tastes.
– Serve these BBQ crepes as finger food at parties or enjoy them alongside a refreshing salad for a complete meal.
With each bite of BBQ crepes, I am transported back to that warm evening on the beach, surrounded by laughter and the intoxicating aroma of grilled goodness. Let this recipe be your invitation to create your own summer memories, and indulge in the joy of good food and good company. Happy grilling!
|Amount Per Serving
|% Daily Value*
|Total Fat 4g
|Saturated Fat 2g
|Trans Fat 0g
|Total Carbohydrate 20g
|Dietary Fiber 0g
|Vitamin A 2%
|Vitamin C 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|BBQ Crepes: An Amazing, Easy, and Quick Recipe with Versatile Toppings
“I recently made the BBQ Crepes recipe and it was amazing! Despite the moderate difficulty rating, I found it quite easy to follow and prepare on my own. The prep time of 20 minutes and the cooking time of an additional 20 minutes was spot-on, making it a relatively quick recipe to throw together. The crepes themselves turned out light and fluffy, and the BBQ filling of thinly sliced meat, bell peppers, and onions was flavorful and tender. The combination of the smoky flavors from the grill and the delicate crepe texture was a match made in heaven. I also loved the versatility of the recipe, allowing for different toppings like fresh cilantro or parsley, crumbled cheese, and hot sauce. Overall, this recipe was a winner in terms of taste, ease of preparation, and speed. I would definitely make it again and recommend it to others.”
|Wow, BBQ Crepes…that was unexpected.
“I am shocked I tell you, I couldn’t believe how good this was, give it a try.”