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Making Vietnamese Crepes (Banh Xeo)


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June 23, 2018

cooked crepeYou can make your own Vietnamese crepe batter from scratch. Banh Xeo, a savory fried pancake that has a thin is typically filled with pork, shrimp, bean sprouts and eaten with vegetables and dipping sauce.

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Prep Time: 20 minutes + fridge time

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Yield: 12 crepes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups brown rice flour
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 bundle scallions
  • 2 small onions
  • 1 cup can coconut milk
  • 1 cup corn starch
  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 1 lb pork shoulder
  • 4 cups water
  • vegetable oil
  • Dash of salt
ingredients
 

Steps:

  1. In a bowl add your dried ingredients: brown rice flour, cornstarch, turmeric, and a dash of salt.
  2. adding dry ingredients to bowl
     
  3. Add coconut milk, water, chopped scallions and whisk. Allow batter to chill in the fridge for 15-30 minutes minimum.
  4. adding scallions to bowl
     
    mixing crepe batter
     
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  5. Heat a little bit of vegetable oil on a pan. Cook sliced onions, some pork until cooked.
  6. pork and onion in pan
     
    cooked pork and onion in pan
     
  7. Using a ladle spoon your batter and thinly coat the pan evenly. Add your shrimp in and cook until crispy golden.
  8. crepe batter added to pork and onion
     
    Crepe cooking in pan
     
  9. Typically vietnamese crepe is eaten like an omelet wrapped with fresh vegetables (mint, lettuce, cilantro, etc) and dipped with fish sauce. Fish sauce is made with 1 red thai chili paper, 1/4 cup fish sauce to 1 cup water, squeeze 1-2 lemon wedges and a couple tablespoons of sugar (depending on your liking). Optional: Can add minced garlic too.
  10. crepe with vegetables
     
    mixing fish sauce
     
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