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Breton-style crepes: A savory dinner delight for families

Brittany-style pancakes. You’ll go crazy for them!
Brittany-style pancakes. You’ll go crazy for them!
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1:22 PM EDT, March 20, 2024
Breton-Style Crepes: A Nutritious Dinner Idea for the Whole Family
Breton-style crepes offer a delightful alternative to the classic crepe, serving as a nutritious dinner option for the entire family. If you haven't tried this version yet, it's time for a delicious change!
Crepes are globally recognized as one of the most versatile dishes. They hold a place in the culinary traditions of many cultures, albeit in various forms. American pancakes, known for their sweet toppings, Finnish pannukakku baked in the oven, and the Ethiopian injera, crafted from teff flour, are just a few examples.
Breton crepes, or Galettes Bretonnes, introduce a unique twist from the culinary palette of North-Western France. Made with buckwheat flour, these crepes carry the charm of being topped with what might seem like unconventional fillings, such as yellow cheese, ham, and even a fried egg, to those unfamiliar with French cuisine. These savory crepes promise to satisfy the appetites of your entire family. They're definitely a must-try!
Breton style pancakes are an interesting alternative to traditional pancakes.
Breton style pancakes are an interesting alternative to traditional pancakes.© Canva | Africa images
**Ingredients:**
- 7 ounces of buckwheat flour
- 1 egg for the batter + 1 egg for the filling
- A pinch of salt
- 1/2 tablespoon of butter
- 3 cups of water
- Ham
- Yellow cheese, cubed
**How to Prepare:**
1. In a deep mixing bowl, add the buckwheat flour. Create a well in the center, and into this, crack an egg. Then, add a pinch of salt and 1/2 tablespoon of melted butter.
2. Begin mixing with a spoon. Slowly expand your stirring motions to incorporate the flour while gradually adding water. Once evenly mixed, let the batter rest in the refrigerator for about 2 hours. This is a great time to grate the cheese and slice the ham.
3. To cook the crepe, heat a pan and pour in some of the batter, spreading it evenly. Once one side is cooked, flip it over, crack an egg into the center, and wait for the egg white to settle before adding the cheese and ham around it. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
4. For the final touch, fold the edges of the crepe towards the center, leaving the egg and fillings exposed in a square shape. Serve and enjoy your homemade Galettes Bretonnes!
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