French Fridays: Buckwheat rolls with seaweed butter from My Paris Kitchen

Buckwheat crepes with crispy seaweed on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week’s Cook the Book Fridays recipe from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen was an interesting once – buckwheat crêpes filled with seaweed butter, rolled and fried in a butter. Um, ok?

Now, I’ve been to the Breizh Café of which he speaks in the recipe headnote but to be honest, I’ve never noticed the filled and rolled crêpes on the menu. Because there’s this:

Galette at Breizh Cafe in Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.comAnd I’ve made buckwheat crêpes before too…

From My Paris Kitchen…

Galette from My Paris Kitchen on eatlivetravelwrite.comAnd with my students…

Buckwheat galette on eatlivetravelwrite.comBuckwheat crepes made by kids on eatlivetravelwrite.comFor this recipe, I wasn’t able to “wave each sheet of seaweed over a low gas flame” since we don’t have gas at home. So I tried crisping it up under the broiler. Hmmm… it didn’t get super crispy but I maybe didn’t leave it long enough since I was paranoid about it burning. I used 1/4 of the recipe to make 3 crêpes but the idea of putting the seaweed in butter and spreading it on the crêpes before rolling them and frying them still wasn’t working for me (I am not a seaweed fan, generally). I spread the tiniest amount of butter inside and popped the rolls in the frying pan again alongside a few tiny strips of seaweed that I fried until crispy (that texture seemed to be a better match for the seaweed). I served the crispy bits on top of the crêpes but to be honest, I couldn’t eat most of this. I guess the combination of a flavour I don’t love along with a *slightly* too greasy texture just didn’t do it for me. I *did* like the crispy seaweed though – kind of like mini chip strips. Oh, well, you can’t win ’em all, right?

Get the recipe for David Lebovitz’s Buckwheat Rolls with Seaweed Butter on p 47 of My Paris Kitchen.


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8 Responses to French Fridays: Buckwheat rolls with seaweed butter from My Paris Kitchen

  1. sanya September 29, 2017 at 09:39 #

    Hi Mardi, I’m not sure if I loved these or loved cooking a recipe for the group 🙂
    My detour into vegan and paleo food made me used to buckwheat flour and we love sushi so the kids actually loved these!

    • Mardi Michels November 8, 2017 at 06:39 #

      I love the flavour of buckwheat, just not prepared like this!

  2. Cheznana September 30, 2017 at 11:30 #

    I think we both had the same reaction to this recipe. I do love the buckwheat crepes, but just this way. At least we tried it.

  3. Betsy September 30, 2017 at 16:25 #

    Not my favorite either. I do love the seaweed garnish on yours. It makes them at least *look* better!

  4. MARY October 5, 2017 at 21:13 #

    I liked the buckwheat galettes that we made. Sorry this wasn’t your cup of tea. I haven’t made this yet but already was skeptical.

    • Mardi Michels October 6, 2017 at 06:21 #

      Right? It’s just a little odd for my tastes…

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