You can stuff anything into a crepe–sweet or savory–and it will be a new experience each time. Some of my favorite fillings are nutella with banannas and raspberries; crockpot apple pie oatmeal; and marinated peppers, mushrooms, and onions. Here’s a nice brunch-y recipe that pairs great with a spicy bloody mary. If you don’t want to make the parmesan sauce, garlic hummus is an awesome substitute!
1- Prepare crepe batter, and set aside for 20-30 minutes
2- Prepare parmesan sauce
3- Prepare scrambled eggs in a bowl, but do not cook until crepes are almost finished
4- Make crepes. Keep warm on a plate covered with foil, or in a stove warmer on very low heat
5- Cook scrambled eggs when crepes are almost finished
6- Fill crepes with eggs, drizzle with sauce, wrap, & eat!
CREPES (Ingredients & Method):
1/2 C all-purpose flour
3/4 C milk
1T butter (melted)
1/3 tsp salt
In a food processor, mix eggs for about 10 seconds. Add milk and butter, and mix 10 additional seconds. Add flour and salt. Mix again for 10-15 seconds. The batter should be considerably runnier than a pancake mixture, but should also maintain a slight thickness. If its still too thin add additional flour 1 T at a time until desired texture is reached. See video below for an example of my own ideal crepe batter consistency. Let batter sit 20-30 minutes while you prepare the sauce and eggs.
When cooking crepes, heat a no-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Remove the skillet from heat and coat the pan with a small layer of vegetable oil (I use a pastry brush). Scoop 1/4 C of the crepe mixture into the skillet and use your wrist to distribute the batter evenly around the circumference of the pan. Return to stovetop. When edges begin to brown (after about 1-2 mins), use you fingers and the tip of a cereal spoon to flip crepe. Cook for an additional minute. Remove from heat, store on a plate covered with foil, or in a warmer. Repeat until batter is gone. This recipe should make about 4 thin crepes.
PARMESAN SAUCE (Ingredients & Method):
1/2-3/4 C milk
1/4 C cheese (shredded)
1 T butter
In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour. Add 1/2 C milk and stir until sauce thickens–this will happen as the mixture boils for a few seconds, but it is important to continue stirring during the process so the sauce does not burn. After sauce thickens, add cheese and stir until melted. This will be a pretty thick sauce, so if you’d like to thin it out, add extra milk 1 T at a time until sauce reaches desired consistency.
SCRAMBLED EGG FILLING (Ingredients & Method):
1 tsp garlic
1/4 C shelled edamame (thawed if stored frozen)
1/4 C shredded carrots
1/8 C shredded parmesan cheese
1 T mixed Italian herbs
4 T water
Beat eggs in mixing bowl with 4 T water. Add garlic, edamame, carrots, parmesan, and herbs. Beat until thoroughly distributed. Scramble over medium heat in no-stick skillet to your preferred consistency.
Assemble by spreading 1/4 of the egg mix in the center of one crepe. Drizzle parmesan sauce over top and roll crepe into a tube shape, shown below.
You can fold your crepes simply by placing your filling in the center and then rolling them up, as in the picture at the top of this post; or place your filling on one half of the crepe, flap the other side over the top to form a half, circle, and then fold again to form a triangle.
Drizzle the remaining parmesan sauce on top & enjoy with a fresh bloody mary or some apple slices!