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Ham and Gruyère Crêpes

Try something a little different for breakfast this week
ham and cheese crepes
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A crêpe is a very thin pancake usually made from wheat flour. They originate from Brittany, a region in the northwest of France, although have become popular in the rest of France and globally. I like to make my crêpes with both regular, and buckwheat flour as I think it gives the pancake a lovely tang of a flavor when combined with the cheese and ham. If you have a crêpe maker, they are very useful pieces of equipment but if not a crêpe pan is necessary. It's also important to make the batter the day before you want to use it.

Ingredients

For the crepes:

  • 3/4 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 Cup buckwheat flour
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 Cup milk
  • pinch of salt

For the filling:

  • 1/2 Pound Black Forest ham
  • 7 Ounces Gruyère cheese, grated

Directions

For the crepes:

In a small bowl whisk the milk, egg, flours, oil and salt until smooth. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

In a crêpe pan over medium heat, melt a spot of butter and slightly angle the pan away from the heat as you pour in your crêpe batter. You want to make sure the full surface of the pan is covered. A circular, angled motion is the best way to achieve this.

Once the batter sets a bit, take your spatula and flip the pancake. Let it sit for about 5 seconds and sprinkle your grated cheese over the pancake so it melts. Let it sit for a further 40 seconds, until golden brown on the other side. 

For the filling:

Lay the cooked crêpe on a clean surface and place the ham onto the crêpe. You can add more cheese if you like. season with salt and pepper and fold into quarters.

Repeat with the rest of the batter.

Enjoy!

Nutritional Facts
Servings8
Calories Per Serving271
Total Fat16g25%
Sugar2gN/A
Saturated8g42%
Cholesterol114mg38%
Protein17g34%
Carbs14g5%
Vitamin A131µg15%
Vitamin B120.8µg13.4%
Vitamin B60.2mg8.9%
Vitamin C1mg2%
Vitamin D1µgN/A
Vitamin E0.4mg2%
Vitamin K1µg2%
Calcium305mg31%
Fiber1g4%
Folate (food)19µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)50µg12%
Folic acid18µgN/A
Iron1mg7%
Magnesium32mg8%
Monounsaturated5gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg9%
Phosphorus277mg40%
Polyunsaturated1gN/A
Potassium199mg6%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg18.3%
Sodium538mg22%
Thiamin (B1)0.3mg21.4%
Trans0.1gN/A
Zinc2mg12%