Gourmet Buckwheat Crepes

Buckwheat crepes, also known as galettes, are a savory treat that originates from the Brittany region in France. These delicious crepes are made with buckwheat flour, giving them a distinctive, nutty flavor and a slightly crispy texture. In this recipe, we incorporate Grainwell Puffed Buckwheat to add an extra crunch and nutritional boost to the classic dish. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, these crepes can be filled with a variety of ingredients to suit your taste.

Ingredients

Crepe Batter:

1 cup buckwheat flour

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

2 large eggs

1 3/4 cups water

1/2 cup milk

2 tablespoons melted butter

1/2 teaspoon salt

Filling:

1 cup Grainwell Puffed Buckwheat

1 cup grated Gruyère cheese (or your preferred cheese)

4 slices of ham or your choice of deli meat

4 large eggs

1 cup fresh spinach leaves

Salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon butter (for cooking the crepes)

Instruction

1. Prepare the Crepe Batter:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the buckwheat flour, all-purpose flour, and salt.
  • Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and crack the eggs into it.
  • Gradually whisk in the water and milk, mixing until you achieve a smooth, lump-free batter.
  • Stir in the melted butter.
  • Cover the bowl and let the batter rest for at least 30 minutes. This allows the flour to fully absorb the liquid and ensures a better texture for your crepes.

2. Cook the Crepes:

  • Heat a non-stick crepe pan or a large skillet over medium heat. Add a small amount of butter to coat the surface.
  • Pour a ladleful of batter into the pan, tilting it to spread the batter evenly into a thin layer.
  • Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes until the edges begin to lift and the bottom is golden brown.
  • Flip the crepe and cook the other side for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Repeat with the remaining batter, adding more butter to the pan as needed. Stack the cooked crepes on a plate and keep them warm.

3. Prepare the Filling:

  • In the same pan, lightly sauté the spinach leaves until wilted, then set aside.
  • Crack an egg onto the center of a cooked crepe still in the pan, spreading the white slightly while keeping the yolk intact.
  • Add a slice of ham around the egg, then sprinkle with cheese.
  • Sprinkle Grainwell Puffed Buckwheat over the cheese for added crunch.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook until the egg white is set and the cheese is melted.

4. Fold and Serve:

  • Fold the edges of the crepe inwards to create a square, leaving the yolk visible in the center.
  • Slide the crepe onto a serving plate.
  • Repeat with the remaining crepes and fillings.
  • Serve the crepes warm, garnished with a sprinkle of additional Grainwell Puffed Buckwheat for an extra crunch.

Serving Options

  1. Classic: Enjoy your buckwheat crepe as it is, with the delightful combination of ham, cheese, spinach, and a perfectly cooked egg.
  2. Vegetarian: Substitute the ham with sautéed mushrooms, roasted vegetables, or avocado slices for a delicious vegetarian option.
  3. Sweet: For a sweet variation, fill the crepes with fresh fruits, a drizzle of honey or maple syrup, and a dollop of yogurt. Grainwell Puffed Buckwheat adds a delightful crunch to this sweet treat.

Enjoying Grainwell Puffed Buckwheat

Grainwell Puffed Buckwheat not only enhances the texture and nutritional value of your crepes but also adds a unique crunch that makes each bite enjoyable. Its light, airy texture and nutty flavor complement the savory and sweet fillings perfectly. You can also use Grainwell Puffed Buckwheat as a topping for salads, yogurt bowls, and smoothie bowls, or mix it into granola and baked goods for added texture and nutrition.

Grainwell Puffed Buckwheat is versatile, nutritious, and a wonderful addition to your pantry, making it easy to incorporate into a variety of dishes for an extra boost of flavor and health benefits.