Thursday, December 11, 2008

Corn Statch Crepes

  Whenever I'm home, I try to get my mom to make crepes.  Since we both have Celiac Disease, we can't eat normal crepes made with wheat flour.  Fortunately, my mom has an old recipe for corn starch crepes.  We made them even before we knew we had to eat gluten free because they are easy, cheap, and taste better than most other crepes - which is saying something since we've had them in Paris crepe shops.  Enjoy!


Ingredients:
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 Tbs corn oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup corn starch

Procedure:
    These are extremely easy.  Just beat the eggs, then mix in everything else.  Heat up a small to medium skillet and add a little oil.  Pour about 1/8 of a cup of batter into the pan and swirl it around to cover.  Flip after about 45 seconds, cook another 45 seconds, and your first crepe is ready.  You don't need to re-oil the pan between crepes, it's good for a while.  Put the crepe on a plate, add a little filling, roll it up, and eat it.

Resulting Deliciousness:
    These crepes come out nice and thin and soft, and are good with any type of filling so you can use them for anything from breakfast to desert.  Some of our favorites are bacon, jelly/jam/preserves, cream cheese, scrambled eggs, cheese, etc.   

5 comments:

Shirley said...

Saw the post on the celiac listserv about these. Yummmm. I lead a celiac/gluten intolerance group so I will definitely share this recipe with them and who knows, maybe we'll have a meeting soon where we make crepes with all different fillings!! Our meeting always starts with a shared meal together. The meetings are always at a member's home so it makes it easy for preparation, reheating, and cleanup. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe and the filling ideas--I love simple GF recipes!

Unknown said...

Shirley,
Thanks for the great comment! I'm really happy you're going to spread the crepes around to your group!

Feel free to email me with requests or recipes, I'm always looking for something new to try!

Thanks,
Steve

Ellen said...

Made these for my GF mum at breakfast this morning, when she heard what I was making she didn't want any (probably because they didn't sound 'normal')

But when they hit the table she soon changed her mind! They were delicious with just a tiny drizzle of maple syrup :D

Thanks so much for this recipe!

Suertudo said...

I made these yesterday for my wife, she is Allergic to wheat. She loved them so much, now I am in trouble!!!

Pamela Q Fernandes said...

Just made this and served with a thin layer of nutella and it was a hit. I just got one for myself since more than the alloted share was eaten. Everyone kept saying you cant make crepes with cornflour blah blah...thanks to this recipe... it turned out great.... thanks again....