As a French Minor and an Aixois for five months, the day before Ash Wednesday will always be Mardi Gras, and will always mean crêpes. When I lived in France, my host mother prepared sweet crêpes for dinner on Mardi Gras. They were filled with 1) butter, granulated sugar and fresh squeezed lemon juice and 2) homemade preserves. I ate way past being full because the French don’t really have an expression that conveys the same idea of physically unable to eat anymore and I didn’t want to be rude.
To celebrate Mardi Gras à la français, here are some gluten-free crêpe recipes. And if you don’t feel like cooking, but still want to partake in the celebration, head over to Bar Breton, where they serve galettes, or buckwheat crêpes, from the Bretagne region of France.
Crêpes with Rabbit Ragu from Jenn Cuisine
Buckwheat Crêpes (Galettes) from Jenn Cuisine
Cornmeal Crêpes from Book of Yum