Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday crepes
Originally uploaded by the gladdings
This post is in honour of our dear friend Peter Johns - chef extraordinaire, and fellow Brit, as I imagine he did something similar today. I decided to make pancakes for Shrove Tuesday like me mum always did growing up - once a year, straight out of the pan, lemon juice and sugar liberally sprinkled - apply to face till you can't eat any more.

Well, if you're going to make a dozen pancakes (crepes, more accurately), you might as well make three dozen. So, for our regular Tuesday night family meal with our friends the Maddocks I served crepes stuffed with caramelized onions, wilted kale and sautéed mushrooms, topped with a light cheese sauce with more than a hint of nutmeg, accompanied by roasted sweet potatoes. Followed, of course, by the traditional pancakes of Shrove Tuesday.

There's a reason it's called 'Fat Tuesday'. One big splurge before the season of Lent begins tomorrow...


Pete the Brit said...

Wow a post in my honor...woohoo! I did do something similar, but I also used up leftovers.

I made english pancakes, stuffed them with a 2 meat ragu and then baked them in the oven covered with cheese - which is something I used to do in my college days.

It was awesome!!!

The White Family said...

Color me Jealous! Those look amazing!

Hey... wander over to our blog to see your backpack logging some miles... 3 to be exact. :)