Mike's Famous Crepes

So after much deliberation, Hubby has finally given me permission to share our [read: his] delicious crepe recipe. That's good news for you, folks! Let me let you all in on a little something - since having to start living on a budget, crepes have become a staple of our diet. We eat those puppies at least 5 times a week, sometimes as many as 7 or 8. Example: the past couple of days we have not only had crepes for breakfast, but also as a little midnight snacky snack. Yum.
Suffice it to say, we eat these babies (eww... not real babies. Crepe babies.) A LOT. Because they're cheap. And delicious. And easy to make. I shall tell you how!

Ingredients (yields 7-8 medium sized crepes)
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 egg
1 3/4 cups milk*
2 Tbsp oil

* approximate amount. Really, you just add milk until the batter is the right consistency. So helpful, right? I know, you're welcome. :)

Recipe
1. Put a frying pan (round, obviously) on your stove and grease it. Turn the heat up to medium high.

2. Combine dry ingredients in mixing bowl, and mix them together until the mixture looks like this:
3. Add your egg and milk to the mixture, and beat the heck out of it for a minute or so. This is where gauging the right consistency comes in... Your batter should be about as thick as heavy whipping cream or buttermilk. It should look like this now:
4. Add your oil.
5. Mix the oil into the batter, then get ready to make some crepes. All right, this next part is where "crepe lore" comes into play. If you're right handed, you put the pan in your right hand and the mixing bowl in your left. You slowly pour the batter into the pan from the bowl until you have about this much:
6. As soon as you have about that much, you start to swirl the pan so that the batter fills the bottom, creating a perfectly shaped crepe. Don't get it? Don't worry... I've got pictures!

 7. Once your crepe is the perfect shape, set the pan back on the burner. Watch for the edges start to bubble and brown.
8. Once they do, flip that puppy!
9. Let the crepe cook on that side for about 45 seconds to a minute. Once it's done, it should look like this (but hopefully a little more round):
10. Pile all your finished crepes on a plate to admire your handiwork (see how thin they are?):
11. Decorate with fruit, powdered sugar, whipped cream, whatever your little heart desires, and ENJOY!!



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