1 lb fresh strawberries, stemmed and chopped, plus 10 additional berries, stemmed and sliced, divided
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp raw honey
Olive oil cooking spray
To a large bowl, add eggs and beat lightly with a whisk. Add milk, 2/3 cup water, oil and ¼ tsp plus 1/8 tsp salt; whisk until combined. Add flour and whisk until smooth. Set aside for at least 30 minutes or cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
In a medium saucepan, combine 1 lb chopped strawberries, lemon juice, honey and remaining 1/8 tsp salt. Turn heat to medium-high and cook, stirring frequently, until mixture starts to bubble and berries release their juices, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until berries break down and mixture is syrupy, stirring frequently to prevent sticking, 6 to 8 minutes. Carefully transfer to a blender and purée until smooth. (TIP: When puréeing hot liquids, always remove the stopper in blender lid and cover lid with a clean towel to allow steam to escape.) Cover to keep warm or refrigerate until ready to use.
Preheat oven to 200°F. Mist a medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat on medium-high. Using a ¼-cup measuring scoop, add a scant ¼ cup of batter to skillet and immediately tilt pan to swirl batter, evenly coating base of pan. Reduce heat to medium and cook until bottom side is light golden brown, about 1 minute. Loosen edges with a spatula and flip. Cook until opposite side is golden brown, 30 to 45 seconds more. Slide onto a plate and roll up. Transfer to a baking sheet and place in oven to keep warm. Repeat, making 10 crepes total, misting skillet with cooking spray each time.
Place 2 crepes on each serving plate. Top each serving with about 3 tbsp sauce and garnish with remaining 10 sliced strawberries, dividing evenly. (TIP: If sauce has cooled or has been made in advance, reheat in a saucepan on medium-low.)
Blackberries and honey are combined with savory ingredients such as shallot and jalapeño for a dribble-down-your-chin kind of sauce that suits these scallion speckled fritters perfectly. Serve with sour cream on the side.
Your blender makes prepping these herbed crepes easy, but you can whisk the batter in a bowl if you prefer – just be sure to mix it well. Look for hot-smoked salmon in the deli section of your supermarket; if you can’t find it, top your crepe with a slice of cold-smoked salmon instead.