Servings: 4 Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins Total: 25 mins
This is a really simple recipe, provided you’ve got the crepes. Even if you don’t the crepes are fairly easy, requiring little more than throwing eggs and ricotta cheese into a blender, then making very thin pancakes with the batter.
The rest of this recipe is less a specific recipe and more an invitation to put things inside of a crepe and roll it up! In this particular case, I simply sautéed some mushrooms with a bit of garlic, salt and pepper. Then, right when they were cooked through, I tossed in a big handful of fresh spinach, which immediately shriveled into a nice bundle of green. At the very end, I added some grated parmesan cheese, then rolled the mixture into two crepes! From there, I cut the crepes in half, set them side-by-side and then cut the ends off … just to square the whole thing off.
However, there are a million things that could be done this way. What about ham and bacon, with perhaps a little onion, mushroom and cheddar cheese? Or, sautéed chicken breasts with some bell peppers, spices and an interesting Mexican cheese, like a Cotija? Or, something like sliced turkey breast from the local deli? Add in a little bit of broccoli, maybe a few diced carrots and some swiss cheese? Quick, easy and beautiful! It’s a nice way to start the day!
Photo Note: The crepes were served with Béarnaise Sauce and sprinkled with a little parsely, tarragon and a tiny bit too much paprika. These would have been JUST as tasty with pesto, or marinara sauce!
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- Heat a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add your butter and start it melting.
- Sauté your mushrooms in the butter. Add a little salt and pepper. Sauté until the mushrooms are cooked.
- Add your chopped garlic and bacon bits. Cook for about 1 minute.
- Add your spinach to the pan and cook for about 1 minute. Add a little salt and pepper. The spinach should wilt and bundle up, a bit. Don't cook for too long, or else it loses its color and vibrancy.
- Add your parmesan cheese and quickly toss it into the mix.
- Divide even amounts between the 8 crepes, spreading the mixture into straight lines, running down the center of each crepe. I do this by tilting the pan and pulling a bit out with tongs, while moving the pan over the crepe. Others use a spoon and spoon it into lines. Use the method you're comfortable with.
- Roll the crepes tightly and then cut them into half. Cut the very ends off, just to square them off (I usually just eat the tasty, delicious ends). Place 4 stuffed crepe halves on each place. Serve!
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