And even moreso, to the healthy eaters/fellow CKD patient crowd today, as I just finished shmangin' down a very satisfying lunch and wanted to share. I've been rather into crepes lately but just as into finding ways to make them as healthy and CKD-friendly as possible.
Today's kitchenings yielded this, (click to enlarge):
The crepe/flatbread (as it's a tad thicker than an actual crepe), itself scores high due to various pluses like:
-minimal prep time
-no cholesterol, (for those of us keeping a lid on that)
-low-sodium (good for the heart-healthy crowd as well)
So for many of us, kidney patients in particular, these are all very good things.
Here's the recipe:
1 cup of flour, (I used multi-grain this time, which I added some quick oats to as well, but I have had success using buckwheat, of course white and semi-complet, (60% whole wheat in English, I think), also.
1 cup of water, (plus a few table spoons to add once blended to make it as runny and thusly crepey-thin as you like).
1 egg white, I was tres curious to see how it would turn out sans-yoke and it's nice to know I'll never need yokes in crepes again.
Whisk away and pour onto a hot, lightly oiled, big and flat pan, being sure to tip it in all directions to get the batter to spread out as much as possible. (I used a few drops of organic light sesame oil this time.)
I filled mine today with said garlicy free range scrambled eggs, (one whole, one white), some slightly steamed arugula, (to both shrink it and take a bit of the personality out), a modest spreading of light "Philly" type cheese, (called "St Moret", here in France). Plus a few drops of lemon juice with fresh ground pepper and I admit it, probably 20 small grains of sea salt. Like 1/4 of a normal pinch, I'd say.
As you can see, the crepe browned and puffed up almost Nan-like and it was so good I just went at it like a big ole taco.
Gonna add the garlic to the batter next time and experiment with herbs and spices too.
Will work of course as a meal or fruited-up good in a dessert. Or with chocolate sauce. Or... ;)
Bon ap et +++vibes,