Friday, April 12, 2013

Throwdown with Bobby Flay's Cuban Crepes

Happy Birthday Noah!!!  I'll share his birthday food next week :).  We tried Nessa Higgins and Andrea Day-Boykin's Cuban Crepes from Bobby Flay's Throwdown cookbook.  This was a relatively easy meal, and really delicious.  I of course made some changes, just like always, and we really enjoyed the recipe.  I cut the crepes recipe in half, and I cut the pork recipe almost in half, so for the pork, we had 12 servings and each serving was 192 calories.  We made 9 crepes, and each crepe was 196 calories.  We added pepperjack cheese, diced dill pickles, and some salsa and mustard, and so that added a little bit to the calories, but not too much.  The only real problem with the recipe the way I made it was that I cooked it in the crockpot, so since the pork was fatty (and totally flavorful and delicious), the meat was a little too oily.  Other than that, this was so great.  Aaron gave it a 7, because of the oil, I gave it an 8, and Owen and Noah gave it a perfect 10.  They loved this! 

Pulled Pork
2.7 lb boneless pork butt
1 T salt
1 T pepper
1 T onion powder
1 t red pepper flakes
1/2 T sriracha

Season pork butt with the spices, then place in a crockpot and cook for 7 hours or so.  Shred the pork, then add the sriracha to taste and some more of the seasonings.  Cook for another hour or so, then serve.

3 eggs
dash of salt
1.5 c milk
1.75 c flour
6 T melted butter

Whisk the eggs, milk, salt, and 1/2 c water together in a large bowl.  Add in the flour until blended, then add in the butter.  Do not overmix.
Cook in a greased skillet, flipping to cook both sides. 
Serve with pork, pepperjack cheese, mustard, pickles, and more sriracha, as well as some fresh salsa.


  1. These were excellent. I was surprised that the mustard and pickles helped so much with the flavor.
    My only recommendation would be to drain the meat, it was a bit oily.

  2. What is sriracha? this sounds and looks so good. Why are they called Cuban?