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Weekend Brunch #10: Herby Crepes

January 16, 2016

herby-omelettes

During the Summer, CB and I continued on one of our favourite adventures: what other delicious thing can we do with eggs? For those of you who have been down this road with us before, you’ll have some idea of what we tried. For everybody else – spoiler alert: there was cheese.

herby-omelettes

This is a fantastic one to use up all the leftover herbs you might have been accumulating over the week from odd dinners and such. We normally hold a ritualistic cleansing of the fridge every Saturday morning after the Big Shop arrives where most weeks, the first thing into the bin is leftover wilted herbs. The recipe should act as a guideline in terms of herb to egg ratio – anything up to that amount should be fine, meaning that this is a great option for you, regardless of the state of your salad box.

herby-omelettes

We used a crepe pan to make these which was fun but highly unnecessary – my trusty heavy bottomed pan does the job admirably as well. Also feel free to mess around with crepe fillings, depending on what you have. We did a classic coriander/feta/tomato mix but what about mozzarella, basil and tomato? Marscapone? Ricotta? Now we’re on the long road towards warmer, sunnier months, you’ve got all the time in the world to experiment.

herby-omelettes

Easily scalable and, because you’ll use a warmed oven as a holding area, a good one for when you have guests. If you’re doing the “New Year New Me” thing following festive excess, this works well with calorie spray instead of olive oil to fry the crepes.

Serves 2

Ingredients

3 eggs
55g of chopped mixed herbs – whatever you have in the cupboards, but try to use 2-3 different types
1/2 tsp of salt
pepper
50ml water
olive oil
30-50g of crumbled feta, depending on how much you love it – once crumbled, it can go a long way
2 medium sized tomatoes, chopped
a squeeze of lemon juice
a handful of coriander leaves – left whole or at least not chopped with the herbs above

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 75 degrees C.
  2. Combine the chopped tomatoes, a squeeze of lemon juice and half a tablespoon of olive oil. Season to taste and set aside in the fridge.
  3. Beat the eggs with the salt, some pepper and the water. Add the chopped herbs and mix to combine.
  4. Heat a half teaspoon of olive oil your pan on a medium/high heat and make the first crepe/omelette by spooning 2 tablespoons of the egg mixture into the pan and spreading it gently until it’s as thin as possible without splitting.
  5. Let the omelette cook, undisturbed, for about a minute and a half or until the edges are just about turning brown. You won’t need to flip these as they’re so thin.
  6. When it’s done, carefully transfer into baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and put this into the pre-heated warm oven. At this point, you can sprinkle a small amount of feta in the middle of the crepe, and roll it up. If you’re feeling too flustered, leave the crepes in a flat pile on the tray and leave the filling and rolling as a table amusement.
  7. Repeat the above action with the rest of the egg mixture.
  8. Serve the crepes on plates with the tomato mixture at the side. If you’re feeling frivolous, I’d have this with a delicious mimosa. If not, have a glass of pulpy orange juice, to jump start your weekend morning.

Happy Fiesta Friday!!

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. January 18, 2016 9:27 am

    I always have leftover herbs, will definitely try this. Looks amazing.

  2. January 22, 2016 3:41 pm

    Love everything about this!

  3. January 22, 2016 5:23 pm

    I absolutely loved these kind of meals! How adorable. They can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack!! Super excited to try a version of it :).
    Have fun at FF 103. See you around 😀❤️.

  4. January 23, 2016 3:12 am

    Looks delicious! And looks really easy to make! Thanks for sharing on Fiesta Friday 🙂 🙂

  5. January 23, 2016 9:27 am

    I love this!!! It looks amazing and I bet it tastes just as good. Such and awesome combination of flavours too, just perfect!

  6. January 23, 2016 9:48 am

    I never had some savoury crepes, these look really good! 😀

  7. petra08 permalink
    January 23, 2016 1:51 pm

    I love herbs and what a great way to use them all up! I don’t like waste but sometimes I can’t use them all and of course anything with egg and cheese and I am sold! 🙂 Happy Fiesta Friday!

  8. January 23, 2016 2:05 pm

    I also hate throwing away food, so this is an awesome and delicious way to use leftover herbs!

  9. January 27, 2016 4:37 am

    You made me laugh with the cheese! The whole works looks delish! 🙂

  10. Sandhya permalink
    January 27, 2016 5:50 pm

    This is such an awesome recipe and so versatile too!

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