Today is Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday. I actually didn't know much about this tradition until I did some research. It's the day in which it is custom to use up any fatty foods, such as eggs and butter, before Ash Wednesday or the beginning of Lent. In many countries, pancakes are the traditional meal of this day. So, in honor of Fat Tuesday, let's eat some pancakes ... crepes to be more specific!Crepes
1 c. flour
1 1/4 c. milk
5 T. melted butter
Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately. Slowly whisk wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until you have a very thin, smooth batter. (For a shortcut, just blend all ingredients in a blender.)
In a greased, preheated 7" or 8" skillet, pour 1/4 c. batter and turn so the batter covers the bottom of the pan.
Cook until slightly bubbly and edges are crispy. Flip and cook on other side for about a minute. Stack cooked crepes on a plate. Makes about 10 crepes.
I ate my crepe with just a drizzle of maple syrup. My kids ate them with peanut butter and strawberry jelly. They are delicious with a variety of toppings. Try whipped cream, fruit, nut butter, honey, cinnamon & sugar, the possibilities are endless!
I hope you'll join me in celebrating Fat Tuesday!