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CrÍpes with Blue Cheese and Bacon

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Categories: Comfort Foods, Entertaining, Kid-friendly, Party Snacks, Quick to fix
Type: Appetizers and Snacks

Bleu cheese and bacon make a winning combination, especially on a crepe.

Prep Time: 5M

Cooking Time: 10M

Serves: Makes 2

Ingredients:

  • 3 bacon slices, chopped
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Gorgonzola or other blue cheese
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the batter (makes 10-12 crÍpes)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 11/4 cups milk
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Directions:

  1. Sift the flour into a bowl with a pinch of salt and make a well in the center. Put the egg and a little of the milk in the well. Stir the egg mixture, adding a little of both the flour and the milk as you go. When it's all incorporated, beat with an electric mixer to remove any lumps. Transfer to the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  2. Place the bacon and a drizzle of olive oil in a hot frying pan and cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Heat a crÍpe pan or small frying pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add a tiny amount of oil, then swirl it around the pan and pour the excess into a heatproof cup. Add 2 tablespoons of batter to the pan and swirl so it covers the bottom. Loosen the edges of the crÍpe with a spatula or blunt knife and cook for 1 minute or until golden. Flip the crÍpe and cook the other side for 30 seconds to 1 minute, until set. Slide the crÍpe onto a warm plate and repeat.
  4. Spoon half the bacon onto one half of a crÍpe and top with half the cheese. Fold the crÍpe over and cook for a minute or so, turning once, until the cheese begins to melt, then slide the crÍpe onto a plate. Fill and cook a second crÍpe in the same manner. Serve immediately.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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