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Baked Crepes with Creamy, Cheesy Ham Filling

Last Modified: 01/01/08
First Published: 01/01/08
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General Info
Servings: 4
Total Cost: $5.20
Cost Per Serving: $1.30
Total Calories: 3,493
Calories/Serving: 873
Eggs, Chicken * 100.00 Grams $0.33 156
Milk, Whole 2 Cups 480.00 Grams $0.48 300
Flour, White Unbleached All Purpose 1 Cup 4.25 Ounces $0.14 455
Butter, Unsalted 3 Tablespoons 42.00 Grams $0.19 300
Onion, Yellow Diced 1/2 Cup 80.00 Grams $0.18 34
Ham, Smoked (Butt) * 1.50 Pounds $2.55 1,701
Flour, White Unbleached All Purpose 2 Tablespoons 0.53 Ounce $0.02 57
Milk, Whole 1 Cup 240.00 Grams $0.24 150
Mozzarella, Whole Milk Cheese 1 Cup 112.00 Grams $1.00 336
Salt, Table 1/2 Teaspoon 3.00 Grams $0.00 0
Black Pepper, Ground 1/2 Teaspoon 1.07 Grams $0.01 3
Nutmeg, Ground 1/8 Teaspoon 0.29 Gram $0.06 2
Filled and baked crepes make a nice meal anytime. Simply prepare the crepes, make a filling andcrepes distribute on the crepes, roll up and bake in a hot oven topped with extra cheese. This recipe is quite nice and the ham sauce is savory and tasty. This meal is nice since you can prepare everything in advance and simply bake a casserole when you’re ready to heat. Then make sure to increase the cooking time slightly if you’re starting with a cold dish.

2 large eggs
2 cups milk
1 cup flour
3 tablespoon butter
½ onion
1.5 pound ham
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheese
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg

Baked Crepes with Creamy, Cheesy Ham Filling

First prepare the crepes: whisk the eggs, the milk and the flour together. Let sit for a while (preferably a couple of hours). Heat a small non-stick pan, or a flat cast iron pan. Add butter to coat. Pour 1 ounce of batter into the center of the pan and swirl to spread evenly. Cook for 30 seconds and flip. Cook for another 10 seconds and remove from pan. Lay the crepe on a cutting board and stack.

Make the ham filling: sauté the onion and the ham in butter. After about 10 minutes, add the flour, cook it a few minutes more, add the milk. Let come to a simmer and cook until the sauce has thickened. Add the salt, pepper and the nutmeg. Take the sauce off the heat and add ½ cup of cheese.

Fill each crepe with the ham sauce, roll it together and place in an oven safe dish. Repeat with the rest of the crepes, and place all the crepes next to each other, rolled up. Top with shredded cheese and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes, until nice and browned.