I wonder if my favorite places to visit have a form of a crepe. Matt and I will be headed to France soon and I'm hoping I will fall in love with the crepe and France. I haven't had many crepes I've liked, especially in Oklahoma. Actually worst crepe I ever had was in Oklahoma. Kinda traumatized me from wanting any. Best crepe I ever had was by my friend Eileen Papero in upstate New York. We had just finished a 2 month journey across the country and she made a crepe filled with blueberries, strawberries, cream cheese, a lil cinnamon, and honey. It was amazing. Now she's an incredible baker in Oahu.
The best Vietnamese crepe I have ever had was in Vietnam. Of course it was. The market vendor had a big pan that was slightly curved and wide. She poured it without hesitation, ease, and skill. She was very entertaining to watch. The crepe was served on a short little plastic table with tiny little stools that made everyone look like a giants. It was crispy and perfect. Filled with pork, shrimp, yellow mung bean, bean sprouts which was served with a side of lettuce, herbs, and fish sauce. Amazing. We made some sizzling crepes and I gotta admit, although very good,there needs to be some tweaking with the batter. So...no recipe for this today. Gotta hit up my Mom or my Aunt Nhi for this one.
My parents have a monster okra plant. The seeds were from Heirloom Seeds. The okra they grow are amazing. I feel like if you found a human that didn't like okra, fed them the ones that my parents' grew, and voila! You'd have an okra lover. Of course, you can turn anyone into an okra lover from frying it too. I roasted some okra thanks to an article in the NYTimes.
Its delicious. It brings out the sweetness in the okra and has a perfect smokiness to it on the browned areas.
Stewed okra with a roasted okra over rice and sausage. The okra is stewed with homegrown heirloom tomatoes, onions, and garlic. Light on the alliums. A dash of soy sauce and a few sweet peppers from the garden. Yum!
I'm gonna toss in a couple egg dishes we ate. I threw together a fried rice t get rid of some meat and veggies. A great go to in order to rid the fridge of food and its just tasty and hits the spot every time.
I made a make shift bun rieu, which is a Vietnamese tomato soup. I poached an egg in the broth and put it in the bowl before serving the broth. Look how perfect that lil guy is. Might be the acidity in the soup that kept it together so beautifully.
That's it! Our fridge is almost empty besides the insane amount of pickles and condiments that dominate. Have a great Labor Day weekend!!!