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Brilliant wrap replacement!

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by SamJB, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. SamJB

    SamJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You've got to make these! I found the recipe when I made pancakes on pancake day, but tweaked the recipe slightly to make chipatis and fajita wraps.

    Here's the original recipe: https://elanaspantry.com/paleo-crepes/

    I don't have coconut oil, so swapped it for sunflower oil. Dead easy to make. These are 100% a staple for me now, next to cauli rice and cauli mash.

    For chipatis, put a tsp of dried fenugreek and a tsp of cumin seeds. For fajita wraps, put some coriander leafs in.
     
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    ewelina Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Sam looks great I have printed the recipe off for our next low carb meeting thanks
     
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    Jessd Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Going to try them tomorrow
     
  5. SamJB

    SamJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Let me know it goes. Initially I made very small ones, but if you've got a good non-stick frying pan it can take up the whole diameter of it.
     
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    Medusa41 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Fab will try these this week, thanks @SamJB!
     
  7. I tried these today. They keep their shape well despite being very thin. I thought they were a bit eggy tasting unstuffed, but when I added the spicy filling the eggy taste was no longer noticeable. I would make them again. I think they might be good for making cannelloni as some recipes use pancakes instead of pasta.
     
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  8. SamJB

    SamJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    They are a tad eggy, but as you said, with filling, they're OK.

    I love the idea of cannelloni! Perhaps they could be used in lasagne too?
     
  9. Shar67

    Shar67 · Guest

    If you put the mixture in a cleaned out squeezy sauce bottle, you get better even pancakes
     
  10. Shar67

    Shar67 · Guest

    You can also replace water with earl grey tea, fruit juice or add vanilla essence, million different ways to take eggy taste away.
    Add in cinnamon, ginger or Turmeric. Add grated veg i.e carrots.
    From Aldi's I bought lemon infused rapeseed oil and chilli infused rapeseed oil. Both are great for adding flavour to crepes when cooking.
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks for this ! My husband has decided he wants to experiment with a paleo diet and they will be good for an occasional low carb treat for me - especially your chapati version.
     
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    Waiting for some coconut flour to come then I will be trying them, I like the idea of using them as wraps one thing I really miss
     
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    teacher123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @SamJB will definitely give these a go!

    Carb content can't be much?
     
  14. SamJB

    SamJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think there's 11g in the whole mixture.

    To address the slightly eggy taste, I swapped an egg for a teaspoon of milled chia and it got rid of the eggy taste and gave them a better texture.

    I had them again with fajitas last night...deffo a favourite for me now.
     
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    teacher123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Made these tonight - I see what you mean by a little eggy but nevertheless very tasty. Just need to be patient in allowing them to cook properly and then they become much better!
     
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    SamJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that's the key, waiting until they're cooked. I've got a decent non-stick frying pan and wait until they start to brown and curl up at the edges before flipping.

    What did you have with yours?
     
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    Also got a good frying pan so made it much easier. Made fajitas and honestly probably tasted better than the packet stuff you buy in the shop lol. Bit of this, bit of that in with the chicken makes it great! Definitely will be making again.
     
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    Oh, SamJB - thank you for this recipe! I made it last night and went with your suggestion of replacing one egg with a teaspoon of milled chia seeds (and added a cheeky teaspoon or so of fajita seasoning) and they were really lush. I had them with stir-fried smoked tofu with peppers and onions, served with homemade guacamole and creme fraiche. Can't believe how filling they were!

    Next time, I'll add more spices to the mix, but I'm also going to try them as "lasagne" as well - intriguing!

    Thanks again. :happy:
     
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  19. SamJB

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    Haha, great, I'm glad you like them! They are really filling, but low calorie as well. I love the sound of what you put in them!
     
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