i found this recipe in the last issue of my favourite weekend magazine (io donna), i modified it a little and prepared for sunday lunch. it takes about an hour to cook it but its worth of some effort - you will agree with me after trying it ;) i think that everybody loves crepes. i love both sweet and salty (the nutella crepe is one of my favourites sins - the best way to get it, in my opinion, is as a fast food - take a way, or eat-it-when-you-walk-along-the-streets-of-milan, can you imagine something better?). ok, but now let stop thinking about nutella!! we have a lunch meal here to prepare!
you will need (for four portions):
- 400 g (14 oz.) of fresch spinach
- 250 g (1 cup) of ricotta cheese (or similar fresh cheese)
- 50 g (2 oz.) of grana padano (or pecorino) + 20 g (1 oz.) to sprinkle on the top
- 2 tabelspoons of pine nuts
- 2 tablespoons of butter + some for the top
- 1 tabelspoon of olive oil
- salt, peper, garlic and nutmeg
- 3 eggs
- 4 tablespoons of flour
- 250ml (1 cup) of milk
- 2 tablespoons of butter
mix the eggs with flour, milk, salt and melted butter. fry the crepes in a buttered pan - 9/10 crepes are needed. boil spinach leaves in salted water for about 5 minutes. strain well and mince with a blender. melt the butter, olive oil and garlic in a pan. add minced spinach and nutmeg. leave on fire until the butter and oil drawn in the spinach, take away the garlic and turno off the fire. add ricotta (or similar) cheese and grated grana padano. add salt and peper if needed. mince pine nuts in a mortar and add to the mixture. as in the picture below spread the mixture on each crepe and roll them up. cut each crepe in 6/8 pieces (depens on how big they are) and put (vertically) in a well buttered pan. put some butter flakes on the top and sprinkle with grana or pecorino. bake in the already hot oven (200°C - 390°F) for about 15 minutes. enjoy!