Friday, February 20, 2009

Holy Crepes, Batman!

My mom used to make the most delightful crepes. Unlike traditional crepes that are served with sweetened cream or fruit compote, they were brilliant green with a creamy, savory filling. When I need something a little different from the everyday meal I throw together these paper thin pancakes.

Spinach Crepes

2 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1 cup flour
3 TBS melted butter
¼ tsp salt
1/3 cup spinach puree

For the filling:
8oz cottage cheese, drained
1/4 cup Parmesan
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup mozzarella
1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 tsp black pepper

Directions: In a blender, combine all of the batter ingredients and pulse for 10 seconds. Place the crepe batter in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Simmer together 1 can undrained diced tomatoes, 1 tsp Italian seasoning, ¼ tsp basil, 1-2 garlic cloves, 2 TBS finely chopped onion until slightly thickened.

Preheat a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pour a small amount of batter the pan, rolling batter around the pan to make even and as thin as possible. After about a minute or two, carefully flip. Lay flat to cool.

Mix together filling ingredients. Spoon into cooled crepes. Place into a greased cake pan seam side down. Top with tomatoes. Bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes at 375 degrees.


  1. Wait a minute... Where was I when mom was making crepes?

  2. Living on your own :P She started making them when I was in highschool.

  3. No, Adam liked them, too, which surprised everyone. We didn't have them very often, but we had them a few times while he was still at home.

  4. Hmmm, I was pretty sure she didn't start making them until I was a freshman in highschool. Which means Adam was living on his own. Perhaps he came home for dinner and we had them? Its fuzzy now... Thanks for fuzzy feeling Dad... :)

  5. I don't know... I remember spinach calzones, which were delightfully more cheese and less spinach, but not crepes. Maybe I had already moved out!

  6. I think you are correct. You enjoyed the calzones. Hmm, maybe I should post those on here.