Leftovers: The Crepe Edition

I made crepes for my parents the other day as an experiment because I have never really been able to get crepes down. They always stick, end up too thick, or just don’t turn out right but this time they seemed nearly perfect. Although there ended up being a different problem; there were too many left over! Extra crepes. What to do with them? Here’s an option.

I decided to use up as much stuff as I could find in the fridge the other night, including the leftover crepes. We had food from the City retirement party as well as from bar-b-queuing several times during the week, but none of it was enough for one full meal for anyone. There were leftover roasted vegetables, bacon from the crepe breakfast, more spinach & lettuce than we knew what to do with from the garden, and of course the crepes.

So I did a bit of googling to figure out what most people do with crepes when it comes to dinner and found all sorts of recipes with chicken, spinach, and mushrooms. We had one of three. Not bad, but certainly not ideal. And unusual! There’s almost always chicken in their house, and anyone who knows me knows that where I am, mushrooms can ALWAYS be found. But not this time. Time to do what I do best and improvise!

What I had on hand:
Bacon
Leftover Grilled Veg consisting of Zucchini, Bell Peppers, and Onion
Spinach
Milk
Flour
Mozzarella Cheese

The Base

The Base

Veggies

Veggies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To begin, I cooked down the fresh spinach from the garden, whilst cooking the bacon. Once the spinach was done, I added in the leftover veg and sauteed it until warm and browned. By now the bacon was done and the Bechamel sauce could be started. As the veg warmed up, we reused the bacon pan to keep the flavour and put together some flour, butter, and milk. Once simmered down to a sauce, the mozzarella cheese was added and cooked until completely melted.

Once each part was finished, they were all combined into one large pan.

Mixed thoroughly, the sauce mixture was put onto the crepes and rolled up. It wasn’t the most glamorous but boy, did it taste delicious!

 

 

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