As you probably know, as French, we love crêpes. First, because it’s really good, but also very versatile. When I was young, my mother started a fun family tradition. Every Sunday, she used to make crêpes and prepare bowls full of fresh vegetables and different choices of meat. Now, I can clearly see what was her secret goal for us: eating our veggies. And to be honest it worked! With my sister, we always had a lot of fun mix matching ingredients to fill our crêpes.
So, whether it is to eat a healthy meal or to make it easy for the cook, rest assure that a French Crêpe Bar will make everyone happy! Before starting and if you missed it, here’s Anne-Sophie Grandma’s crêpe recipe. Now, let’s discover 3 of my favorites crepes’ fillings:
1 – Ham, Cheese and Dijon Mustard
Maybe the most classical French crêpe filling. But hey, you know that you can’t go wrong with classical dishes especially when they require only 3 ingredients! Spread a tablespoon of Dijon Mustard on your crêpe, add the ham slices and top with shredded cheese. If you want to make it just as the French do, you should go for Emmental. But it’s also super delicious with mozzarella, provolone or even cheddar!
2 – BEA for Bacon, Egg, and Avocado
Let’s be honest, this is not the most traditional crêpe filling, but it’s so good that I have to share this recipe. Cook and chop slices of bacon, then add avocado slices and top with a fried egg. Of course, feel free to add cheese or sour cream to make it a little more decadent. This filling is just perfect for brunch, so don’t forget the Mimosas!
3 – Chocolate and Banana
For the sweet tooth – as easy and delicious as it sounds! Fill your crêpe with melted dark chocolate, and fold it into quarters. Top with freshly sliced banana and drizzle with extra chocolate. If you want to go for fancier filling, I would recommend replacing the plain chocolate by an artisanal Chocolate and Hazelnut spread.
Now it’s your turn to mix and match your ingredients to create a memorable, yet super easy meal. I’d love to hear more about your French crêpe party, so share your recipe fillings in the comments!
She is the co-founder of Bon Appétit Box. She was born & raised in Montpellier in the South of France and then spent 5 years exploring the culinary offerings of Paris. In her free time, she loves to walk on the beach watching the sea scenery in every season. When she comes back to France, her favorite thing is to sit on the terrace with friends and enjoy some cheese (she’s a fan of Roquefort!) with a glass of red wine of course!
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