December 02, 2009

crepe gratin


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):

the filling:
- 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

the pastry:
- 3 eggs
- 4 tablespoons of flour
- 250ml (1 cup) of milk
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- salt

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!



32 comments:

Melissa B. said...

Oh, I love spinach! I did a quiche with turkey leftovers and spinanch, and even convinced Mr. Fairway to try some. He's normally not a spinach fan, but there's hope...he ate his whole dinner. Think I'll try this recipe out, too...Thanks!

Pretty Darn Cheesy!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Justyna,
What delicious recipe!.
Great pics as usual!
hugshugs

Home and Lifestyle said...

Hi Justyna,

I love crepes, so I have to try this! It looks delicious!

Have a nice dag!

Lovely greetings, Ingrid

Chloe and Co. said...

That looks scrumptious! Thanks for the recipe, I'm saving that one to try.

Federica said...

buonissime le crepes! le tue sono super!

Federica said...

Crepes are just fantastic and I love spinach as well!

Annalisa said...

Mi piacciono molto le crepes!Molto originale la presentazione,provero'sicuramente a farle tra una ricetta e l'altra.
Grazie per la ricetta!
Annalisa

Catherine said...

it looks delicious thank you for this recipe, i'm hungry now! catherine

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Hi Justyna...these look so good.I have never seen pasta done like this..I am thinking of this for my Christmas dinner this year...

Thanks so much for sharing it....

Have a wonderful day and I'll check back later..

Kary
xxx

Claudia Medeiros said...

The greatest spinach recipe I've ever seen !!!
Thank you so much for sharing :)

Have a beautiful December !!

xoxoxo

Mira said...

u just made my tummy rumblee...yum..i love nutella too!

pk said...

These look fabulous! Thanks for sharing the recipe...

pk @ Room Remix

Auntie Cake said...

Found your blog from a comment you left on another blog. Adore the name of it. Love does live in the kitchen!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes, I appreciate that you put them in cups and ml's. I am going to have to try some of them this weekend!
Kate

Kimberly said...

Those look so good! Nutella...OMG I had some last night on my Pandora. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Melissa said...

This looks so good! I love that this recipe is vegetarian cuz I've been having a hard time digesting meat ever since I drastically cut down this year.

Ginger said...

Hi justyna It is Gourmet Gin here (friends call me Gin) I LOVE THIS RECIPE!! Thanks for all the photos cause you actually make me think that I can this!! Have a wonderful day!

Gin

Susan Crabtree said...

good morning from SITS! I love crepes! I just had the most delicious chicken & mushroom crepes for lunch yesterday!

Federica said...

Beata te che te ne vai qualche giorno via! Goditi il tuo soggiorno in Svizzera! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I love spinach and cheese!

Chow and Chatter said...

these look fab great job

theUngourmet said...

I have been looking for something different and fun to make for dinner. This fits the bill perfectly! :D

figtree said...

I have been wanting to try a similar recipe..this looks better than the 1 I have. Love the color!

Kristin said...

I will be forever addicted to pine nuts!

Federica said...

Happy Sunday! :)
Don't miss a gorgeous giveaway next week on Sweet as a Candy!

blogrock said...

pine nuts, im nuts about them..

Madame Sucre said...

delicious! they look like little flowers!

Michał said...

Bardzo dobre:) Byłoby jeszcze lepsze gdyby dodac na wierzch sos beszamelowy i razem to wszystko zapiec:) Pozdrawiam

S and O said...

ooh I've stumbled into food heaven here...that looks so yummy, my tummy is rumbling:)
Olivia

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Oh...I am back checking this recipe...again...

I really want to make this for Christmas..I just love it....looks so good...

more later

Kary
xxx

Gabrielle said...

This is wonderful! I am making this tomorrow morning!

Kris said...

this looks and sounds so interesting and delish!

mangocheeks said...

Hello Justyna,
This looks absolutely lovely and suits my meatfree diet. It is so seasonal too. Love your photos.

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