The problem with being addicted to Food Network is that it makes me want to eat all kinds of things I can’t have (because it’s midnight and I don’t have deep fried bacon in the house), and definitely should not have (seriously…don’t let me eat fried bacon). Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives is the worst. Every time I see Guy chomping into something greasy, gooey, porky, or crackly (i.e., every other scene), my mouth starts watering and I immediately become consumed with the urge to eat everything. Cuz, you know…if I can’t have the fried chicken biscuit Guy is shoveling into his mouth, I’m just gonna munch on everything in my pantry/fridge until I convince my tastebuds/stomach/brain that I am eating fried chicken biscuits. Self delusion – it’s a real problem.
Last weekend, DDD did some kind of breakfast tour. Every episode was packed with cheesy omelettes, syrupy waffle concoctions, and mile-high pancake stacks. Two episodes in, and I was dying. The sight of one diner chomping into a soft, gooey salmon & cream cheese omelette/crepe thing was the last straw. I had eggs, I had smoked salmon, I had cream cheese, and damned if I wasn’t going to make myself a DDD breakfast. Great decision. Possibly one of my top 10 best decisions ever. I’m just going to throw it out there that you haven’t lived until you’ve had a fluffy, egg-y crepe wrapped around melt-y, tangy cheese and salty smoked salmon. Try it. Please.
Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Egg Crepes Ingredients: (Crepes) (Filling) Directions:
** I don’t know that “crepe” is the most accurate description for the egg-y wrap. It’s kind of like a cross between an omelette, a crepe, and a scallion pancake. Call it what you will — it’s delicious.
** I found that it was easiest to flip the crepes if I used chopsticks to carefully lift up one edge, then slide a large spatula underneath.
** You can serve these with sour cream, but I personally found that to be too much creaminess. Would have preferred to have served this with some kind of tangy sauce, maybe with capers. Even hollaindaise would have been better.
Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Egg Crepes