Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is a good basic Tex-Mex recipe that has multiple uses. The crepes make a good substitute for tortillas, they are easy to roll for enchiladas. When baked with fillings and sauces, the enchiladas taste similar to tamales. The crepes folded over a filling are a good breakfast dish. For a dessert crepe, omit the chile and herbs in the batter and serve with fruit. Note: the original recipe called for egg substitute equivalent to 4 eggs; either version works, however the egg substitute reduces the amount of fat. This recipe was adapted from the book, The Ultimate Low-Fat Mexican Cookbook by Anne Lindsay Greer.
- 2 serrano chilies, stemmed and seeded
- 2 sprigs fresh cilantro or 2 sprigs parsley
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup skim milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup flour, all-purpose
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons safflower oil
- In a blender or food processor, mince the chilies and cilantro.
- Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Let the batter rest at room temperature for 30 minutes to one hour.
- Heat a well-seasoned crepe pan or small skillet over medium heat.
- Coat with a vegetable spray, and when pan is hot, add about 1/4 cup of crepe batter.
- Tilt the pan, rotating so the batter is evenly distributed.
- Cook until the crepe appears dry, then turn and cook on the opposite side. Remove crepe.
- Spray the pan again and repeat until all the batter has been used.
- Store crepes between sheets of wax paper or plastic wrap until ready to use.
- Crepes may be prepared a day in advance. The freeze well for about 3 months.