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  1. #1
    Kajikit Guest

    Default How to make savoury crepes?

    I made chicken crepes today... and they didn't come out anything like
    any of the savoury crepes I can remember eating in restaurants. The
    filling was quite runny and when I put them in the baking dish and put
    some more sauce over them, they ended up limp, soggy and basically
    inedible unless you were starving to death. This was one dinner that
    ended up in the trash can after two bites because we both agreed it
    was plain inedible.

    At all was not lost... I have half the crepes left over for dessert
    and they taste fine! And I ended up with twice as much sauce as I
    needed so I made the rest into cream of chicken soup, and that tasted
    fine. But I'd really like to know what went wrong! Does anyone have a
    FAILPROOF recipe for stuffed crepes?

  2. #2
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: How to make savoury crepes?

    Kajikit wrote:
    > I made chicken crepes today... and they didn't come out anything like
    > any of the savoury crepes I can remember eating in restaurants. The
    > filling was quite runny and when I put them in the baking dish and put
    > some more sauce over them, they ended up limp, soggy and basically
    > inedible unless you were starving to death. This was one dinner that
    > ended up in the trash can after two bites because we both agreed it
    > was plain inedible.
    >
    > At all was not lost... I have half the crepes left over for dessert
    > and they taste fine! And I ended up with twice as much sauce as I
    > needed so I made the rest into cream of chicken soup, and that tasted
    > fine. But I'd really like to know what went wrong! Does anyone have a
    > FAILPROOF recipe for stuffed crepes?




    What kind of a sauce did you use? If it was a white sauce base you
    probably should have cooked it a little longer to thicken it up. Like
    meat pies, it is a bit of a trick to get the right consistency so that
    it won't be too runny after the final cooking, and that it doesn't
    thicken to the point of being dried out. Being soft to begin with, it
    shouldn't be a surprise that crepes get soggy when a wet filling is used.

  3. #3
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: How to make savoury crepes?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Kajikit <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I made chicken crepes today... and they didn't come out anything like
    > any of the savoury crepes I can remember eating in restaurants. The
    > filling was quite runny and when I put them in the baking dish and put
    > some more sauce over them, they ended up limp, soggy and basically
    > inedible unless you were starving to death. This was one dinner that
    > ended up in the trash can after two bites because we both agreed it
    > was plain inedible.
    >
    > At all was not lost... I have half the crepes left over for dessert
    > and they taste fine! And I ended up with twice as much sauce as I
    > needed so I made the rest into cream of chicken soup, and that tasted
    > fine. But I'd really like to know what went wrong! Does anyone have a
    > FAILPROOF recipe for stuffed crepes?


    I don't quite get the part with the baking dish...

    Savory crepes are served straight out of the crepe pan on to the plate,
    then stuff individually as you go, just like sweet ones.

    The other way, you may as well use flour tortillas.
    --
    Peace! Om

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
    -- Anon.

  4. #4
    Kajikit Guest

    Default Re: How to make savoury crepes?

    On Tue, 05 May 2009 18:21:37 -0500, Omelet <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]>,
    > Kajikit <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I made chicken crepes today... and they didn't come out anything like
    >> any of the savoury crepes I can remember eating in restaurants. The
    >> filling was quite runny and when I put them in the baking dish and put
    >> some more sauce over them, they ended up limp, soggy and basically
    >> inedible unless you were starving to death. This was one dinner that
    >> ended up in the trash can after two bites because we both agreed it
    >> was plain inedible.
    >>
    >> At all was not lost... I have half the crepes left over for dessert
    >> and they taste fine! And I ended up with twice as much sauce as I
    >> needed so I made the rest into cream of chicken soup, and that tasted
    >> fine. But I'd really like to know what went wrong! Does anyone have a
    >> FAILPROOF recipe for stuffed crepes?

    >
    >I don't quite get the part with the baking dish...
    >
    >Savory crepes are served straight out of the crepe pan on to the plate,
    >then stuff individually as you go, just like sweet ones.
    >
    >The other way, you may as well use flour tortillas.


    All the recipes I looked at said stuff, top with cheese, bake.

  5. #5
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: How to make savoury crepes?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Kajikit <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Tue, 05 May 2009 18:21:37 -0500, Omelet <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >In article <[email protected]>,
    > > Kajikit <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> I made chicken crepes today... and they didn't come out anything like
    > >> any of the savoury crepes I can remember eating in restaurants. The
    > >> filling was quite runny and when I put them in the baking dish and put
    > >> some more sauce over them, they ended up limp, soggy and basically
    > >> inedible unless you were starving to death. This was one dinner that
    > >> ended up in the trash can after two bites because we both agreed it
    > >> was plain inedible.
    > >>
    > >> At all was not lost... I have half the crepes left over for dessert
    > >> and they taste fine! And I ended up with twice as much sauce as I
    > >> needed so I made the rest into cream of chicken soup, and that tasted
    > >> fine. But I'd really like to know what went wrong! Does anyone have a
    > >> FAILPROOF recipe for stuffed crepes?

    > >
    > >I don't quite get the part with the baking dish...
    > >
    > >Savory crepes are served straight out of the crepe pan on to the plate,
    > >then stuff individually as you go, just like sweet ones.
    > >
    > >The other way, you may as well use flour tortillas.

    >
    > All the recipes I looked at said stuff, top with cheese, bake.


    Ok, but I don't see how to avoid sogginess that way. :-)
    We've served crepes here with a selection of stuffings and stuffed as we
    ate them. Shrimp, thinly sliced leftover meat, cheeses, etc.

    IMHO it's better that way? <shrugs>

    Same as serving sweet ones with sweet stuffing selections. Fresh fruits
    and various jams, lemon juice and powdered sugar being my personal
    favorite.
    --
    Peace! Om

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
    -- Anon.

  6. #6
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: How to make savoury crepes?

    Omelet wrote:

    > IMHO it's better that way? <shrugs>
    >
    > Same as serving sweet ones with sweet stuffing selections. Fresh fruits
    > and various jams, lemon juice and powdered sugar being my personal
    > favorite.


    I confess to preferring crepes as a dessert, usually Suzettes or
    something along that line. I like to use the leftover crepes with fruit
    salad and yogurt. Put a big spoonful of yogurt in a crepe, then some
    fruit salad over that. Roll it up and drizzle a little honey over top.

  7. #7
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: How to make savoury crepes?

    Dave Smith said...

    > Omelet wrote:
    >
    >> IMHO it's better that way? <shrugs>
    >>
    >> Same as serving sweet ones with sweet stuffing selections. Fresh fruits
    >> and various jams, lemon juice and powdered sugar being my personal
    >> favorite.

    >
    > I confess to preferring crepes as a dessert, usually Suzettes or
    > something along that line. I like to use the leftover crepes with fruit
    > salad and yogurt. Put a big spoonful of yogurt in a crepe, then some
    > fruit salad over that. Roll it up and drizzle a little honey over top.



    When I made crepes, they were mostly savory. I could only make one at a
    time on the griddle. Spread about two feet in a diameter circle, then
    center filled with ham, cheese, etc. fillings, then top and bottom folded
    to cover up the contents, then side to side folded in to encase it all in a
    nice rectangular crepe. Flipped onto a warm plate with a teaspoon of
    parmesan cheese on top.

    Fruit crepes were always just a folded in crepe with fruit piled on top.
    Served with a cup of whipped cream or something else, maple syrup. I
    forget. Didn't make them often.

    Funny, my first crepe served to the public was a fruit crepe, for which I
    received compliments to the chef. ))

    Andy

  8. #8
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: How to make savoury crepes?

    Andy wrote:
    >
    >
    > When I made crepes, they were mostly savory. I could only make one at a
    > time on the griddle. Spread about two feet in a diameter circle, then
    > center filled with ham, cheese, etc. fillings, then top and bottom folded
    > to cover up the contents, then side to side folded in to encase it all in a
    > nice rectangular crepe. Flipped onto a warm plate with a teaspoon of
    > parmesan cheese on top.
    >
    > Fruit crepes were always just a folded in crepe with fruit piled on top.
    > Served with a cup of whipped cream or something else, maple syrup. I
    > forget. Didn't make them often.


    I have had them with whipped cream or ice cream, but I like them a lot
    more with the yogurt. They are also good with various preserves.



    >
    > Funny, my first crepe served to the public was a fruit crepe, for which I
    > received compliments to the chef. ))


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