Both Sweet and Savory: Favorite Fillings for Crêpes

Whether you’re standing in line at a street vendor in Paris or in front of your stove on a Saturday morning, crêpes feel like an extra-special treat. Of course, it’s often not so much about the delicate, tender wrapping as it is about what decadent filling you choose to put inside. Do you have a favorite?

Sweet or savory, vegetarian or not, light or filling - crêpes are truly the perfect vehicle for just about any sort of filling you desire.

Sweet Fillings - We like these by themselves or in combination with each other

• Nutella - Either straight or paired with chunks of banana
• Peanut Butter - Again either straight or paired with bananas...or chocolate sauce!
• Fruit Preserves or Jam
• Fresh Cut Fruit - Ripe bananas, fresh peaches, raspberries, and sliced cherries are favorites
• Ricotta - Especially with a little powder sugar mixed in
Dulce de Leche
• Nuts - Roasted almonds, walnuts, and pecans

Savory Fillings - These certainly can be meals by themselves

• Sautéed Vegetables - Like mushrooms, caramelized onions, spinach, and roasted red peppers
• Pull Pork or Chicken - With or without some barbecue sauce!
• Fresh Eggs - Fried, poached, or scrambled
• Cheese - Goat cheese, bleu cheese, shredded gouda, cheddar, feta
• Beans - Navy, pinto, garbanzo, or black beans
• Picked Vegetables
• Sour Cream or Ricotta

What are your favorite kinds of crêpes?

Related: Lunchtime Crepes: Using Leftovers

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