Wednesday, August 7, 2013

"A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine." ~ Anne Bronte

In my neck of the woods, summer means sweet corn from Dieshers' Farm.  A local farm, with a stand right around the corner from me, their sweet corn is the most amazing summer delight.  With a little bit of butter and salt, I'd take it over any ice cream on a summer's day.

Just the other day I ran across a recipe from Smitten Kitchen for Charred Sweet Corn Crepes.  I love crepes; I love sweet corn - OK!

I followed the recipe exactly, with wonderful results.  I made a triple batch in order to account for errors (one pretty big one).  Things that I learned:  

  1. You do not need to put nearly as much butter in the pan as you initially think.
  2. I started out with three small ladles full of batter per crepe. Two was really all that was needed.
  3. Do not attempt a triple batch in a standard sized food-processor. Comic overflows will ensue!




First one! It gave me the chance to try one before I went any further.  It was delectable!



In choosing my filling, I decided to go with a combination of shrimp, spinach and a sauce made from plain Greek yogurt with lime juice and zest. I ate it all cold - what a wonderful warm weather meal!  I can also imagine it hot, with shredded chicken, sauteed peppers and onions, and a light cheese.  




They really, really are delicious!

10 comments:

  1. Wow, they do look delicious! We are in corn season here, too. I may have to try making some.

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    1. Carolyn, I think that you will enjoy the outcome. Let me know if you give it a go!

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  2. Mmmm, corn crepes. I would love these. I love grilled corn during the summer time. I chop up a handful of tarragon to sprinkle on it and I love those flavors. Those crepes would be liked by everyone here as we are huge fans of cornbread!

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    1. If you try them Sarah - please let me know how you like them!

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  3. Oh yum! If it's a corn recipe then I'm in! They look delicious!

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    1. They really are delicious Bev - give them a go!

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  4. Oh my goodness! You've definitely inspired me to try making crepes. Thanks for the valuable insight...I'll leave the food processor in the cupboard.

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    1. I think that they would be right up your alley, T. If I know you though, you'll find a way to make them healthier!

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  5. Ohhh boy I am so trying this. My family would love it!! I am pinning it right now xox Clarice

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    1. I just loved them, and need to make some more before our sweet-corn season runs out. I wonder how they'd freeze?

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