Author Notes: A staple for Taiwanese breakfast. Chewy crepes sticks to a layer of scallion-flavored egg and the best thing is the crepes can be frozen, ready anytime when craving strikes. More photos on: http://www.ladyandpups.com/2012/09/18/eng-egg-crepes/ —Mandy @ Lady and pups
Makes: 10 ~ 11 crepes
cups all purpose flour
cup tapioca flour
tablespoons finely diced scallion, or chives
teaspoon ground black pepper
cup vegetable oil
ground white pepper for dusting
- Mix together flour, tapioca starch, finely diced chives (or scallions), sugar, salt, black pepper and white pepper in a bowl. Add the water and vegetable oil, and whisk vigorously until the mixture is smoothly combined without any lumps. Set it aside to rest for at least 30 min.
- Prepare a flat, shallow and round non-stick skillet. There are two ways of forming the crepes. You could either start with a cold pan, add the batter and swirl the pan to let the batter run in different directions to form a circle. Or you could start with a hot pan, and use a wooden “T-shape” stick to spread the batter into a circle. I find that the wooden stick method is easier because this is quite a thick batter to let “swirl”, and I’m not psyched of the idea of cooling down the pan for every new crepe. So I made my own T-stick by sticking two disposable chopsticks together, which has proven to be a flimsy, one-time-use-only device that was released from its duty right after this. But I thought it did the job pretty well.
- Heat up the non-stick skillet over medium heat. Depending on the size of your pan, add enough batter so it can be spread into a thin crepe that fits the diameter of the pan. Use the T-shape stick to swirl over the batter and spread it out. This will take a couple of practices but after the second (or third…) one, it would all come together. Let the crepe toast on the pan until some bubbles start to form and rise up. Flip the crepe over when the first side starts to brown, and do the same for the other side. When both sides are slightly browned, it can be taken out of the pan and cool on a plate. Repeat this for the rest of the batter. PS, These crepes can be frozen for whenever they are needed. Just insert a piece of parchment paper in between each crepe, slide into an air-tight bag and freeze.
- When ready to make the egg crepe, whisk the eggs, milk and salt in a bowl and set aside. Heat up the same non-stick skillet used for making the crepe over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp of oil then approx 3~4 tbsp of the eggs mixture. The pan should be hot enough so the eggs would immediately start to sizzle and bubble. QUICKLY lay 1 crepe over the eggs BEFORE THE EGG COOKS so that the crepe could stick to the eggs. Sprinkle a bit of white pepper over the crepe and flip the crepe when the bottom of the eggs is browned. This would happen VERY QUICKLY, like within 30 sec if the temperature of the pan is correctly hot. Toast the crepe side until it’s nicely browned as well, then fold it in half and take it out of the pan. Repeat with the rest of the eggs and crepes.
- These crepes can be folded, or rolled, or into whatever form you like, but chili sauce is a MUST companion in my kitchen.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Road Trip Snack