Recipe by the_cookie_lady
This is a Rachael Ray recipe that I found in Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine. The batter must rest for at least an hour before they should be cooked, so keep that in mind! It can be used with both sweet and savory fillings such as sauteed spinach, shredded cheese and chopped deli ham, basil ricotta, sauteed mushrooms, nutella and sugar, or any flavored cream cheese. You can also substitute a nonalcoholic beer in place of the lager if you'd like.
- 6 large eggs, beaten
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups lager beer (16 oz)
- 4 1⁄2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
- 3 1⁄2 cups flour
- 2 pinches salt
Directions See How It's Made
- Melt 4 tbl butter. Whisk together eggs, milk, beer, and melted butter. Scatter the flour and salt over the mixture and whisk until smooth, about 2 minutes (batter should be the consistency of heavy cream). Cover the bowl and let the batter rest at room temperature for 1 hour at room temperature or refrigerate overnight.
- In a small nonstick skillet, melt the remaining 1/2 tsp butter. Using a ladle, stir the batter and pour a scant 1/3 c into the pan, quickly rotating and tilting the pan to form a thin crepe. Cook the crepe until golden on the bottom, 1 to 2 minutes. Using a spatula, flip the crepe and cook for 30 to 60 seconds more. Remove from pan and place crepe on a plate. Cover the crepe with a towel to keep warm.
- Repeat with remaining batter, each time stacking the crepes on the plate and covering them back up. After you have cooked the first few, you should only need to cook each crepe for about 30 seconds on each side.
- When crepes are cooked, you can fill them with any number of fillings and roll them up jelly-roll style, burrito-style, or just fold them in half and then in half again so that they form a triangle.