French Crêpes

Savory crêpes make a great quick dinner with versatile fillings, one for every taste. Beetroot powder adds all the health benefits of beetroots and a nice reddish color to the crêpes without a difference in the taste. Give the French dish a global touch with little sprinkles of Togarashi. This original blend from Japan is also preferred by Chefs of the best restaurants in San Diego, California.
Cuisine French
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

Crêpes

  • 1.5 cup flour buckwheat or all-purpose
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 eggs whisked
  • 3 tbsp butter melted
  • oil or butter salt

Fillings

  • 1 cup cream cheese goat
  • 1 tbsp chives finely chopped
  • 6 oz mushrooms sliced
  • 2 oz baby spinach optional
  • 3 oz cheese grated
  • 1 clove garlic sliced
  • olive oil salt

Culinary Spice Kit

  • [1] Beetroot powder
  • [2] Togarashi: Chili pepper, orange peel, black sesame seed, seaweed, white sesame seed, Sansho pepper, ginger

Instructions
 

Prepare

  • Mix and sift Crêpes [1] spices with the flour.
  • Mix milk with 3/4 cup of water.
  • Stir in the flour mix, one tbsp at a time.
  • Stir in the eggs, butter, and salt to taste.
  • Cover and let rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Bake

  • Coat a PAN lightly with oil or butter over medium heat.
  • For each crêpe, pour 1 LADLE of batter.
  • Rotate the PAN in all directions to cover the cooking surface evenly thin.
  • Cook until the crêpe is dry on the top.
  • With a LARGE SPATULA, loosen the edges and flip it.
  • Cook the other side until it's lightly brown.

Filling # 1

  • Mix goat cheese with chives.
  • Spread it on the finished crêpe.
  • Sprinkle with Crêpes [2] spices to taste.
  • Roll it.

Filling # 2

  • In a PAN, heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat.
  • Fry mushrooms and garlic until mushrooms are just soft.
  • Optionally, add spinach.
  • Season with salt to taste.
  • Place 2-3 tbsp of the mushrooms on half of the crêpe.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and Crêpes [2] spices to taste.
  • Fold and bake it on both sides until cheese is melted.

Serve

  • Serve immediately.
  • Bon appétit!

Notes

* recommended: Gruyère or Swiss cheese
▪ Substitute chives with microgreens.
▪ Substitute mushrooms with ham.
▪ Optional savory fillings: smoked salmon or thinly sliced tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil.
 
Keyword black sesame, orange peel, Sansho pepper, seaweed, sesame seeds