The “Galettes de Sarrasin” – traditional french buckwheat crepes that can be served with savory filling: ham & cheese (Galette Jambon Fromage), veggies, eggs, mushrooms, salmon… The filling option is endless. My Breton husband loves them so much, he eats them plain with butter or with jam.
This recipe is gluten free!
One of the most common tips you're likely to encounter for this buckwheat pancakes is to let the batter rest for at least 2 hours. If overnight, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
Combine buckwheat flour with salt, milk and water together.
Add melted butter and whisk until smooth.
Cover with plastic and and let rest for 2 hours.
Heat a lightly buttered nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add 1/4 cupful batter to skillet and immediately tilt to cover the bottom of the pan. Cook until edges start to dry and center is set, for about 30 seconds, lift with spatula and cook the other side for couple more seconds, move them to the cutting board.
Always keep your eyes on the pan.
Brush each crepe with butter and serve while they are still hot.
French Buckwheat Crepes with ham and cheese are easy to make at home, and are delicious. It is important to prepare the Buckwheat crepes batter (gluten free) the day before, or at least 2 hours before cooking.
Family and friends have told me this is as good as the “Galettes Bretonnes” you can find in Brittany, in western France.
French Buckwheat Crepes with ham and cheese
Buckwheat Crepes (for 12 galettes)
Mix buckwheat flour with salt, milk, water, and eggs together. Add melted butter and whisk until you get a smooth batter. Cover with plastic and and let rest for at least 2 hours.
When you are ready to cook the crepes, stir the batter before frying each crepe.
Heat a lightly buttered nonstick skillet over medium high heat.
Add 1/4 cupful batter to skillet and immediately tilt to fully cover the bottom of the pan with a thin layer. Cook for a few seconds until the surface isn't liquid.
Without flipping the crepe, place a slice of ham in the center and sprinkle a little cheese.
A few seconds later, as the cheese is melting and the crepe seems to be ready, carefully lift one side with a spatula and fold it.
Fold the other sides to make a square.
Remove the crepe from the pan and serve quickly.
You can add more grated cheese over the top.