Spinach and Mushroom Crepes
Savory crepes are great for lunch, supper, or brunch.
The crêpes and the filling can be made and refrigerated for up to 8 hours before rolling and baking.
Freeze, unbaked, for up to 3 months
Preparation Time30 min
Preparation Time - Text30 minutes, plus additional time for standing
Cooking Time1 min
Cooking Time - Text70
Total Timeunder 2 hours
Recipe Coursemain course
Dietary Considerationmain course
Mealbreakfast, brunch, dinner, lunch
Taste and Texturecheesy, creamy, rich, umami
Type of Dishgratin
- 1¼ cups whole milk
- Scant 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 large egg plus 1 large egg yolk
- 1 tbsp light olive oil or melted butter, plus extra for frying
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp butter
- 7 oz (200g) mushrooms, chopped
- One 10 oz (280g) box frozen chopped spinach
- Thawed 1¾ cups bechamel sauce
- Pinch of grated nutmeg
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- ¾ cup shredded sharp Cheddar
- ½ tsp dry mustard
- 2 ripe tomatoes, sliced
- 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
To make the crêpes, process all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Let the mixture stand for 30 minutes.
Lightly grease the frying pan with melted butter. Add about 3 tbsp of the batter to the pan, and tilt and swirl the pan so the batter covers the bottom. Cook until the underside is golden brown. Turn the crêpe and cook until the other side is golden. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining batter, buttering the pan as needed. You should have 12 crêpes. Separate the crêpes with pieces of wax paper.
To make the filling, melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and cook 6 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Add the spinach and ¼ cup of the bèchamel sauce. Season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Divide the filling among the crêpes. Roll them up and place in a shallow buttered baking dish. Stir the Cheddar and mustard into the remaining sauce and season with salt and pepper. Spread over the crêpes. Arrange the tomato on top and sprinkle with the Parmesan. Bake for 30 minutes, or until bubbling and browned.
Spinach and Ricotta Crêpes:
Replace the mushrooms with 10oz (300g) ricotta cheese. Add to the cooked spinach and fill the pancakes.
2008 Dorling Kindersley