Growing up a main staple breakfast food in our Hungarian household (sleepovers at Mama’s included) was Palacsinta. Crepes, for all you non-Hungarians. To me these always seemed so delicate and hard to make. How was I going to flip this tissue paper thin crepe without ripping a hole in the middle or folding it over itself (the answer is a fish spatula by the way). Once I got over my fears, I realized it’s actually super easy to make crepes. There are a few things I would recommend you have though. A blender, a big non-stick pan and a fish spatula. You could easily mix this by hand, but this is a no clumps situation here, so get ready for a sore arm! As far as filling goes, you put whatever you want to put in your crepe. These have a very small amount of sugar in them so you could easily make them savoury crepes. I’ll list some of my favourite combos at the end of the recipe! Here we go- Palacsinta!
1 cup Milk
1 ½ cups Flour
1 tsp. Sugar
1 tbps. Vegetable or Canola Oil
In a blender, mix all of your ingredients on high until there are no signs of clumps. None.
Get your largest non-stick pan nice and hot, add a small amount of vegetable, canola or any other neutral oil to the pan and give it a whirl.
Slowly add about 1/2cup of your batter (note, i never actually measure this out) to the centre of your pan and slowly tip your pan and move it in a circle so the batter moves and settles all the way to the edges of the pan.
Let it cook for about 1-1.5 minutes. It’s ready when you can’t see any more ‘liquid’ batter on the exposed part of your crepe. Using a fish spatula, get right under there and give it a nice flip. Continue cooking for about 45 seconds to one minute on this side. It typically takes less time for the second side to cook. You want it to be kind of splotchy golden brown (you can see this in the photo).
Then just slide it into a plate and continue cooking the rest! That’s it- so easy.
Here is a list combos I have tried and would 10/10 recommend.
- Ground Walnut, Apricot or Peach Jam
- Apricot or Peach Jam, Nesquik Powder (this is actually the only combo I eat regularly- I never stray)
- Hollandaise, Fried Egg, Chives
- Classic Bacon and Egg
- Smoked Salmon, Hollandaise, Chives
- Smoked Salmon, Creme Fraiche, Caviar