Spinach Crepes with Ricotta, Tomatoes and Basil

Savory spinach crepes filled with fresh ricotta, parmesan, basil and garlic-laced plum tomatoes. All that is good, right and particularly delicious in the world right now.

I could wax poetically about how happy I am summer is coming to an end but I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t miss its bountiful produce.

For me summer is about bringing simple flavors together using the best quality ingredients I can lay my hands on.

Organic baby spinach. Backyard basil. Fresh, locally made ricotta cheese. Organic garlic. Home-grown San Marzano tomatoes. Local, farm fresh eggs. Combined they transform into something extra special and memorable.

Crepes are thin, delicate eggy pancakes. These spinach crepes are thicker and sturdier than traditional crepes making them easier to handle and fill. Plus they’re as easy to make as hitting the pulse button on your food processor.

Just like pancakes the first few probably won’t be the best so don’t despair. They make great taste testers. Sustenance for the cook.

Spinach Crepes with Ricotta, Tomatoes and Basil

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 4 servings (2-3 crepes each)

Spinach Crepes with Ricotta, Tomatoes and Basil

Savory spinach crepes filled with fresh ricotta, parmesan, basil and garlic-laced plum tomatoes.

INGREDIENTS:

Crepes:
1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves or frozen, thawed
coarse salt
1 + ½ cups milk
3 eggs
3 tablespoons melted butter or olive oil (plus extra for greasing the pan)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 cup all-purpose flour
Filling:
1 tablespoon olive oil
3-4 plum tomatoes, diced, seeds removed
3 cloves, garlic minced
coarse salt and fresh black pepper
2 cups fresh ricotta cheese
1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a food processor pulse together the spinach, milk, eggs, butter and basil just until combined. Add the flour and 1 teaspoon coarse salt, puree until smooth and allow mixture to rest 20 minutes.
  2. After 20 minutes heat a crepe pan, flat griddle or 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Mix the batter up again with a spoon then use a 1/2 cup ladle to pour batter into the center of the pan, use the bottom of the ladle to carefully spread the batter out into a thin circle. When crepe is dry around the edges and golden brown on the bottom flip and cook until golden brown. Repeat, greasing the pan each time until all the crepe batter is cooked.
  3. Meanwhile, in a separate medium skillet heat the olive oil over medium-low heat. Add tomatoes and garlic, season well with salt and pepper and saute about 5-6 minutes until garlic is fragrant and tomatoes just begin to soften.
  4. Stir the ricotta, parmesan and basil together.
  5. To assemble the crepes: spread ricotta over half, top with tomatoes and fold over. Butter the pan and over medium-low heat cook the crepes on each side until the middle is warm. Serve immediately.

Notes:

http://www.cinnamonspiceandeverythingnice.com/spinach-crepes-with-ricotta-tomatoes-and-basil/

Comments

  1. Swathi says

    Reeni.
    This spinach crepes is really interesting, I need to try it. I loved the way you served with ricotta and tomatoes and basil. What else I can ask for this healthy dish.
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