Ham and Cheese Stuffed Crepes

Yesterday as the evening was approaching, I asked my family what They wanted to eat…the answer of my husband was sweet: anything you want…

Really?!?! Well that would have been great though I don’t think they would have eaten what I really wanted to cook:zucchini pie. So Instead of fixing what i truly wanted to eat, here I was brainstorming about something they may have wanted to eat, and something I would have liked to eat. So this is what he had: Stuffed Crepes with ham and cheese.

Ingredients: 12 oz of flour, 4 eggs, 1 1/2 cup of milk, 1 1/4 cup of beer or more. 4 tbsp of butter melted in a small bowl.

Take a large bowl and place the flour in the bowl. Curve a hole in the flour, and slowly pour the milk while mixing with a whisk. Be careful to whisk slowly so as to make the  mixture smooth and free of lumps. Then add the eggs one at a time and mix well. Add the beer and mix well also. The mixture should be smooth and liquid, but not too liquid. Divide the batter in half. Keep half for making stuffed crepes and the other half to make Crepes Flambees.

Turn the stove to medium high, and place the frying pans on the stove. The frying pans should be hot before starting to fix the pancakes .With a paper towel or a brush, spread butter on the walls of the frying pan, and pour a small ladle of crepe mixture ( about 1/3 of a cup). Move the frying pan in a circle motion so that the dough is spreading to the entire surface of the pan. Cook for 1 minute until the edges of the crepes are turning brown. With a spatula, flip the crepe. Right away, put whatever you want to fill up your crepes. I placed 3 slices of emmenthal and 2 slices of maple turkey. Then I flipped the crepes in half, turn the heat down to medium low and cook for about 2 minutes.

For my husband I filled his crepes with asiagio, and prosciutto and place an egg in the middle of the crepe. I folded the sides of the crepes to the edge of the egg, so that the crepes would now be square. I placed a lid on the top of the frying pan, and cook the crepes 2 minutes at medium low so that the egg would be cooked a bit. Et voila!

Continue the process until you have exhausted all the dough. While you are cooking the crepes, your guests can be eating them as you are fixing them. Or you can turn your oven to 275 and keep the crepes warm on a large plate until you have cooked all the crepes. Then you can all sit and share the crepes together.

We enjoyed our crepes with an arragula salad. That was a simple meal, but very good meal! I hope you will give it a try. No need to have a pancake maker;-)

Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!