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Dinner tonight was wicked tasty. Here's what we whipped up:
Best Crepes Ever Batter
1 Tbs. sugar
1 tsp. salt
3 Tbs. butter, melted
Blend or whip all ingredients except eggs until smooth. Add eggs, stir till integrated but do not overbeat. Let chill in fridge for 20 minutes.
1c creme fraiche
2-3 Tbs. fresh tarragon, chopped
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. sugar
freshly ground pepper
Steam asparagus, toss in ice bath to stop cooking, set aside. Mix remaining ingredients in separate bowl, adding lemon juice, sugar, and pepper to taste.
Heat crepe pan, greasing surface with butter. Add extra water to batter if too thick. Pour batter and swirl around pan to distribute evenly; cook in medium heat, taking care not to peel up crepe until outer edges curl away from pan. Cook both sides evenly, then set aside. Assemble crepes with warm asparagus and dollop of sauce.
Add vinegar and oil into a bowl at a 1:3 ratio. Whisk to emulsify. Add 1 tsp. minced shallot, pepper, salt to taste. Toss with green, parmasan.
Mustard New Potatoes
Red new potatoes
Stoneground mustard (dijon? I forget)
Boil whole red new potatoes until just cooked through. Toss in ice bath, allow to cool. Cut into quarters. Whisk mustard and oil together, add pepper and salt to taste. Toss with potatoes.
This potato dish is among my favorites. I also lust unrepentantly for crepes of all sorts. The lack of Nutella in our house tonight is criminal. But, I do have some extra creme fraiche, fresh organic strawberries, sugar, lemon, and lavendar buds. I imagine epic dessert crepes will soon follow.