Crepes with Ham, Mushrooms & Creme Fraiche
2 large eggs
3/4 cup whole milk
3/4 cup flour
1/8 tsp salt
PAM to baste pan or crepe maker
2 cups of grated cheese (I use the 4-cheese pre-grated combo bag from Trader Joes)
1/2 cup of 1/4-inch chunks of cooked ham
2 containers white mushrooms, sliced and sauteed
fresh thyme and chives, minced
1/4 cup creme fraiche
Salt and pepper
In a blender, combine eggs and milk. Add the flour and salt and mix until smooth. Pour into a measuring cup with a spout and let batter rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Have a plate ready with pieces of wax paper, to separate the cooked crepes.
Place an 8-or-9 inch non-stick pan over medium heat. Coat the pan and its sides with PAM. When hot, pour about 2 tbsp of batter into pan, lifting the pan off the heat and swirling the batter so that it thinly and evenly coats the surface of pan. Cook until top is golden, about 1 min per side. To flip crepe, use your fingers or a spatula. Cook remaining batter the same way, buttering the pan before each one.
If using a crepe maker, heat the crepe paddle. Spray paddle and sides with PAM. Wipe droplets of PAM off with a paper towel right before making your crepes. Place paddle into batter, wait a few seconds, and lift from batter. Hold paddle so that the crepe is face-down over the plate. Using a knife, begin gently pulling the crepe from the paddle. After a few seconds, the crepe will eventually fall off onto the plate. Your first crepe may not turn out too pretty, but the following crepes will.
Fill each crepe with cheese, a few dollops of creme fraiche, mushrooms, ham, chives, thyme, salt and pepper. Bon Appetit!
Makes 12 6-inch crepes
Note: I use a crepe maker (VillaWare purchased from Sur La Table) for this recipe which makes it really easy. When you coat crepe maker in butter, make sure to wipe it off to make a smooth surface, or the first crepe won't turn out. Another fabulous combo is nutella and sliced bananas.
Also, to baste the crepe maker, it is BEST to use PAM and not butter. I've had better success with PAM.
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