Monday, June 2, 2008

Holy Crepe!

I made crepes for dinner this weekend. Even though it does take a little while to prepare, it's completely worth it. Crepes are extremely versatile because you can make sweet desserts or salty breakfasts. I took the crepe recipe from All It's not vegan, however, there is a vegan version available as well. I'm going to try that this week and post a comparison. Thanks to guest chef Steve for helping me make this.

Now for the traditional crepe. Here's the recipe I used.

Required: 2 Eggs, 1 Cup of Soy Creamer (or just regular milk), 2/3 Cup All-purpose Flour, 1 Pinch Salt, 1 1/2 Tsp of Canola Oil

You can use milk if you don't have soy milk. Combine all of the required ingredients into a mixing bowl. I don't have a blender so I used a hand mixer, you could probably use a whisk too. Make sure you circle the bowl so that you can get the sides as well. Cover the bowl with saran wrap and place in the fridge. You're supposed to let the mix sit. On All Recipe it says to place the bowl in the fridge for an hour. But, I think you could probably let it sit while you make the ingredients to go inside the crepe.

For the filling I used spinach, mushrooms, onions, garlic, and mozzarella cheese. Chop all ingredients including spinach. Use 1 Tbsp of canola oil. Sauté garlic, onions, and mushrooms first. Stir. Place cheese in next. Make sure the cheese starts to melt before throwing in the spinach. Toss in the spinach. Let it cook. Stir. Throw some salt in for taste. If the sauté is too watery you can use a little corn starch. The cheese may be enough to make it clump together.

Heat a well oiled skillet. On medium heat pour about 1/4 cup of the crepe mix into the pan. Make sure you coat a larger area of the pan. Enough to create a good sized crepe. Cook 2-5 minutes until golden brown. Turn once.

Place the filling in the crepe and fold in half. Serve. MMM!

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