Dried Shrimp and Chive Crepe Recipe

Whenever crepes is mentioned, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? I am sure many of us will think of the sweet French crepes, which are popular throughout the world. One of my favourite topping for the sweet French crepes is the basic ones which serves with lemon and sugar. And another one would definitely be Nutella. Who can resist the yummy Nutella right?

But before I knew the existence of the popular French crepes, I only knew about this Asian style sweet crepes that my mum used to make for us as breakfast or snacks when we were young. The recipe used is quite similar to the French crepe recipe. Whenever my mum was travelling or working, my siblings and I will make this sweet crepes ourselves at home. We even tweak it by adding Milo to the batter to make it to make it taste even better. Those were the days. 

Past few years, I was again being exposed to this Asian style savoury crepes that I had never thought it can be this delicious. It’s a crepe made with additional Asian ingredients, which are the dried shrimps and chives. The chives provides an aromatic flavours to the crepes, meanwhile the dried shrimps gives it an additional umami flavours. This savoury crepes can be served at anytime as breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea time, supper or even snacks. One of my Dayrean reader even mentioned that this is a nostalgic food that her grandma used to make. 

Crepes with an Asian twist, dried shrimps and chives

This is also something that I will definitely make whenever I have extra chives laying around in the fridge. It is one of the way to get rid of the chives before it gets rotten. It’s quick and simple to make. And to make the crepe taste even better, I always like to serve it with my own mixtures of chilli sauce. The same chilli sauce can be use to serve together with spring rolls. Or else, to make it fuss free, just serve it with some sweet Thai chilli sauce. 

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INGREDIENTS
(Makes about 12 pcs)

Batter
1 cup plain flour
1 tbsp cooking oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 egg
1 & 1/2 cup water

3 tbsp dried shrimps
100g – 150g chinese chives

Chilli Sauce
3 tbsp sweet thai chilli sauce
1 tbsp plum sauce
2 tbsp chilli sauce
1 tsp sugar
3 tbsp water

1. To make the chilli sauce, mix all the sauce ingredients into a small bowl. Stir until all the sugar has dissolved and set aside to cool completely.

2. Add in all the batter ingredients into a clean bowl.

*There’s 2 eggs in the photo as I had made double the amount of recipe written.

3. Whisk well until it becomes a runny batter. Make sure there’s no lumps in the batter and set it aside to rest for 30 minutes.

4. Soak the dried shrimps until soften. Drain and roughly chopped it.

5. Then heat up a frying pan with 1 tbsp of cooking oil. Stir fry the dried shrimps until fragrant and aromatic. Set aside to cool.

6. Chop the chinese chives into about 1cm length size.

7. Then add in the toasted dried shrimps and chopped chinese chives into the batter.

8. Heat up a frying pan and brush the pan with some cooking oil.

9.  Once the pan is hot, laddle a spoonful of the mixtures to the pan. Swirl the batter around to make a thin crepe.

10. Once the batter becomes dry, flip the crepe over and continue cooking until it is cooked.

11. Fold the crepe into a semi circle/ quarter and place it onto a plate.

12. Continue steps 8 – 11 until all the batters are used up.

13. Serve the crepes with chilli sauce, and garnish with some toasted sesame seeds and fried shallots.

Dried Shrimp and Chive Crepes Recipe

  • Servings: 4 - 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • Batter
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 & 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp dried shrimps
  • 100g – 150g chinese chives
  • Chilli Sauce
  • 3 tbsp sweet thai chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp plum sauce
  • 2 tbsp chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • -3 tbsp water

Directions

  1. To make the chilli sauce, mix all the sauce ingredients into a small bowl. Stir until all the sugar has dissolved and set aside to cool completely.
  2. Add in all the batter ingredients into a clean bowl.
  3. Whisk well until it becomes a runny batter. Make sure there’s no lumps in the batter and set it aside to rest for 30 minutes.
  4. Soak the dried shrimps until soften. Drain and roughly chopped it.
  5. Then heat up a frying pan with 1 tbsp of cooking oil. Stir fry the dried shrimps until fragrant and aromatic. Set aside to cool.
  6. Chop the chinese chives into about 1cm length size.
  7. Then add in the toasted dried shrimps and chopped chinese chives into the batter.
  8. Heat up a frying pan and brush the pan with some cooking oil.
  9.  Once the pan is hot, laddle a spoonful of the mixtures to the pan. Swirl the batter around to make a thin crepe.
  10. Once the batter becomes dry, flip the crepe over and continue cooking until it is cooked.
  11. Fold the crepe into a semi circle/ quarter and place it onto a plate.
  12. Continue steps 8 – 11 until all the batters are used up.
  13. Serve the crepes with chilli sauce, and garnish with some toasted sesame seeds and fried shallots.

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