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Jun 26

Italian Savory Crepes

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PROCESS:

 

Cook Beef:

Heat olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. Add chopped onions and garlic. Cook this for one minute and add one pound of ground beef, a little salt, pepper and a pinch of oregano. Cook this until nicely browned.

 

Cheese Filling:

While the beef is cooking, place ricotta cheese in a bowl, add an egg, mozzarella, parmesan, salt and pepper and fresh basil chiffonade, mix.

 

To assemble:

Place a crepe on the counter and top it with some of the ricotta filling

Top with some of the beef and fresh basil, roll up the crepe. Place rolled crepe in a casserole dish and repeat the process until the dish is full or all filling has been used. Top the crepes with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese.

 

Bake in a 400-degree oven until the cheese melts and turns golden brown. (about 15-minutes). Plate the crepes and garnish with kalamata olives, fresh basil, parmesan cheese

 

* I like to shave the parmesan cheese over the crepes, it looks cooler than using grated or shredded

*You could use italian pork sausage instead of ground beef

* see FG's Italian Sausage recipe in the Meat Chapter

 

INGREDIENTS:

 

Beef:

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup onion, diced

1 tablespoon garlic, minced

1 lb. ground beef

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

pinch oregano

 

Cheese Filling:

14 ounces ricotta cheese

1 egg

1 cup shredded mozzarella

1/2 cup shredded parmesan

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

12 leaves fresh basil

 

Topping:

1 quart marinara sauce

2 cups shredded mozzarella

 

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