Crepes, a type of thin pancake, are a quintessential French snack. We are no strangers to crepes in many guises, and in France they can be stuffed with sweet (nutella, jam, bananas) or savory (ham, cheese, eggs) fillings. They are such a popular street food in Paris that you can find a crepe stand on almost any street. Towns throughout France have "creperies", quaint little restaurants with crepes - and many possible options for fillings - as their main menu items.
|Crepe stand in ParisPhoto Credit: Serge Melki (CC)|
The French don't typically eat crepes for breakfast, but as a snack or lunch. As a snack, a French crepe is most often enjoyed in its simplest form, with a dusting of sugar and a squeeze of lemon juice (ok, Nutella's a pretty big hit too).