Wild Mushroom Crêpes
Published by Chronicle
Select a mixture of domestic and wild mushrooms for these woodsy crêpes. They make a delicious partner to venison steaks, leg of lamb, grilled salmon or albacore, or duck breast, or they can be served on their own for a vegetarian feast.
Makes8 crêpes; serves 4
Total Timeunder 2 hours
Make Ahead RecipeYes
One Pot MealYes
OccasionCasual Dinner Party
Recipe Coursemain course, side dish
Dietary Considerationpeanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Taste and Texturecheesy, creamy, savory, umami
- Eight 6- to 7-inch savory crêpes or buckwheat galettes or blue cornmeal crepes
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, or 2 tablespoons porcini oil and 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 shallots or green onions (include half the green onion tops), chopped
- 1 pound mixed mushrooms: cultivated whites, shiitakes, oysters, portobellos, and morels, or 14 ounces cultivated white mushrooms and 1 ounce assorted dried mushrooms, soaked in warm water to cover for 15 minutes, all mush
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup (6 ounces) ricotta cheese or fresh white goat cheese or light cream cheese at room temperature
- ½ cup (2 ounces) shredded Gruyere or Jarlsberg cheese
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon, or ½ teaspoon dried tarragon
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Prepare the crêpes.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and sauté the shallots or onions for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and quickly heat through, about 1 minute. Transfer mushrooms to a bowl and let cool.
In a medium bowl, whisk the egg and mix in the ricotta, goat, or cream cheese, Gruyère cheese, garlic, tarragon, salt and pepper to taste, and sautéed vegetables. Spoon ½ cup of filling in a ribbon down the center of each crêpe, and roll up to enclose. Arrange in a greased 9-by-13-inch baking dish, brush with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Bake in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until heated through. Serve at once.
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