OMG these are SOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooo good!
The Creperie restaurant has been missing from the Taste of Edmonton for the last few years. This is due to the popularity of the event and having to rotate establishments in and out every couple of years. One of their offerings is Croustille Au Fromage(Deep fried cheese crepe) served with yoghurt & garlic to dip in. We made the mistake the first or second year after tasting them of going for lunch (cheaper) and being told they are only served as appetizers for dinner - they are made from the unused portion of the crepe batter that was made for the lunch crowd. We asked what was in them and were told.....Gruyère cheese & crepe, deep fried and the dip is just crushed garlic in plain yoghurt. Sounds really simple doesn't it?
The dip is amazingly simple - if you can find plain yoghurt, either crush some garlic in it and let it sit, or use garlic juice.
The crepe part is not so simple, making crepes is a bit of an art in itself, but they never specified how to add the cheese. We have tried mixing it in the batter...okay, but not great and that is probably how they do it, but they just have a finer grater or something. We have tried melting it onto the crepe once it has been flipped over, that sort of worked, made a mess of the fryer though. Whatever you do, don't just put the cheese on the finished crepe fold it and try to fry it....it makes an awful mess of the fryer. Cut the crepe into quarters, fold and throw in a deep fryer until golden, or you have made a big mess.... drain on paper towel, pull out the dip and chow down.
I am sorry to say I don't have a photo to share with you. They were gone before I thought of it, and the restaurant will not be there on Sunday when we go again. They change some of them midway through, there are that many that want in. Needless to say, I am stuffed again, but we had no weather woes tonight, Sunday may be another tale to tell though ;)
Have a good day all ;)
Note: I was just looking at the menu on the link above and see that they now serve these for lunch as well.