Dogs and crêpes

I had glorious intentions: I was going to make chicken sausages at home and stuff these pepper crêpes with them; hmm. I ended up buying a package of chicken franks at the store, (super salty), to save time. Still, wrapped in these pepper crêpes, slathered with some muhammara, it was a decent attempt at giving these plebeian franks a royal garb.

INGREDIENTS: Makes 12 to 14 crêpes

  • 1 1/2 package of chicken franks (12 dogs)
  • 1 cup of prepared muhammara
  • To make the crêpes: 5 Large eggs
  • 2 yellow peppers, roasted, peeled and seeded
  • 1 Teaspoon mashed garlic
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of water

METHOD:

  1. Place the eggs, water, milk, flour, spices and peppers in the bowl of a food processor or blender; purée the mixture and let it sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Prepare the crêpes by heating up a small crêpe pan or skillet and greasing it and cooking the crêpes on both sides; keep them warm stacked in the oven and pan-fry or grill the chicken franks.
  3. To serve, slather some muhammara sauce generously on the crêpe, place a chicken dog in the middle and tie the crêpe with a pick. Serve warm.

For the muhammara recipe, click here. In this recipe, I used red pepper paste in a jar to make the muhammara; of course, it would taste finer with actual red peppers or roasted red peppers in a jar like piquillos.

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18 Comments

  1. Posted May 5, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    Even the lowly store-bought franks looks delicious wrapped in crepes! What a delicious and fun idea.

  2. Posted May 5, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    Une très belle façon de manger des saucisses. Très bien présentés, ils devient même chic de les manger de cette façon!! Bonne soirée Joumana.

  3. Posted May 5, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    What a splendid idea!! Definitely ready for a party.

  4. Posted May 5, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    HA – My young Muppet will be in heaven, her two favorite foods in one dish, crepes and hot dogs! Gotta make me some of that muhammara soon, it sounds sublime. – S

  5. Posted May 5, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    You bring a hot dog to a whole new level. Very cool.

    Velva

  6. Posted May 5, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    I love it! (dogs & crepes…it almost sounds like an oxymoron) I will have to bookmark this for my next book club. I can’t believe you were making your own chicken sausage! :D

  7. Posted May 6, 2011 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    I rarely think of savoury for crepes. Always sweet. (Grew up in a lemon and sugar household!) But I love the flexibility of the crepe that you’ve created here. I suppose there’s really nothing you can’t use them for? Great idea!

  8. Posted May 6, 2011 at 2:36 am | Permalink

    I love that idea, yummy!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  9. Posted May 6, 2011 at 3:01 am | Permalink

    When I saw the heading of this post I wondered what it was about, I only ever think of dogs with four legs LOL.Diane

  10. Posted May 6, 2011 at 3:08 am | Permalink

    Wat an excellent dish hot dog and crepes together, absolutely tempting..

  11. Posted May 6, 2011 at 6:36 am | Permalink

    Those look delicious! I need to make these for my daughters! They would love them!

  12. Posted May 6, 2011 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    The cheese rolls look incredible and the crepes divine. Did you use a regular or crepe pan? I also got your Monk Salad recipe from Trina-YUM!! Hope you don’t mind.

  13. Posted May 6, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    I love the idea here… and I love that you got creative with convenience food!

  14. Posted May 6, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    Royal indeed! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more elegant looking frank…and I bet they were delicious too!

  15. Posted May 6, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    great idea!! perfect for gametime!!

    sweetlife

  16. Posted May 7, 2011 at 2:21 am | Permalink

    Totally loving the idea .. just brilliant !

  17. Posted May 7, 2011 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    With homemade sausages this recipe would be KILLER. The sauce alone is still on my list to make and I cannot believe I have not made it by now. Crepes with that sauce would be delish. Joumana – hotdogs? This did surprise me from a gal with your culinary prowess and your endless abilities in the kitchen. But, shortcuts are always understandable. It just seems that the gorgeous crepes and love laden sauce is wasted on top of these processed hot dogs. They even look colourless and textureless when cut. But, the idea is inspirational. You are probably the most creative and prolific food blogger I have ever come across and I deeply value you.
    :)
    Valerie

  18. Posted November 10, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

    De délicieux ” chiens chaud ” tendrement bordés de façon gourmande…

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