Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Empty Cupboard Dinner: Crepes

I fell in love with crepes in middle school French class.  (Well, I probably fell for Nutella first, but the love for crepes as a whole soon followed).  When I lived near Old Town Alexandria, I found an authentic creperie, which I went to to fairly frequently. (And besides a fantastic selection of both savory and sweet crepes, they also have an amazing wine list.)  Since coming back to Virginia, I haven't been able to make it there--they're closed Sundays, which is always when I think to go--but I have been able to pick up some crepes at our local Farmer's Market (Nutella, banana, and coconut--awesome).  We had a Bed, Bath, and Beyond gift card from our wedding, and when I saw a beautiful crepe pan hanging on the wall there, I knew I had to have it.

Tonight was the first attempt at crepes...the sweet ones are easy, but I wanted to make a savory meal.  The filling ended up being surprisingly easy--the only prep was making the crepe batter (which has to be refrigerated for at least two hours beforehand). I used the recipe here for my crepes and was pleased with the result.

Our cupboards were pretty empty, so I had to get creative.  We made roasted veggies (brussel sprouts, zucchini, and squash) a few nights ago, and I had some breakfast sausage left, as well as a few leeks (you could use onions) and cream of mushroom soup (other cream soups would be yummy).  I sauteed the leeks in a little butter, browned the sausage with the leeks, added the veggies, can of soup, two tablespoons of sherry (any cooking wine will do), and half a cup of water, then mixed it all together.
 The finishing touch?  Grating a little Swiss cheese on top, then letting is melt over the warm veggie/sausage mixture inside of the crepe. 

Of course, no crepe experience would be complete without dessert...

 I added a few tablespoons of cinnamon sugar to the remaining crepe batter...

I spread a delicious blob of Nutella on the crepe, then covered it in fresh cut strawberries. Voila!  
One of the yummiest desserts EVER.

What are your favorite crepe fillings?  I'd love some more ideas for my crepe pan!

Stay gorgeous,

1 comment:

  1. I tried Recipy . its so yummy...share more and more such dishes.
    Thanks for share.
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