In my adult life, I don’t think I’ve ever made pancakes on pancake day – mostly due to the fact it always falls on a Tuesday. I can barely drag myself out of bed for work on a Tuesday let alone make pancakes.
That being said, I’m still a human being and human beings love pancakes, so lets make pancakes! Not on pancake day though, lets make them on Sunday like a normal sane person. Being a bit hungover today I can’t be dealing with sweet pancakes, I need something cheesy. Bring on the Leerdammer.
Cheese and egg crepes
Serves 2 / Hands on time 15 mins / Total, time 15 mins + refrigeration / V
60g plain flour
1 medium egg
150ml semi-skimmed milk
Knob of butter
4 slices Swiss cheese, I used pre sliced Leerdammer
Freshly chopped parsley (optional)
TIP: You can use this recipe to create any savoury crepe you like. Simply flip the pancake and sprinkle with your desired toppings.
1. Mix the flour in a large bowl with a good pinch of salt and pepper. In a measuring jug measure out the milk and crack an egg straight into it, whisk until combined.
2. Make a well in the flour and whisk in the egg mixture bit by bit until you have a smooth batter. Refrigerate for 30 mins.
3. Once the batter has chilled, place a large saucepan over a medium to high heat and add a knob of butter. Move the melted butter around the pan until evenly spread.
4. Add a ladle of batter to the centre of the pan and move the mixture until it has evenly spread to the edges. The crepe will cook quickly so be ready to flip it in 1 min.
5. Flip the pancake, turn down the heat and top with 2 slices of cheese and crack an egg in (I used one slice of cheese in the picture but used 2 on my second attempt which tasted better).
6. Fold the pancake in half, being careful not to break the yolk.
7. Fold then pancake over again but this time cover the yolk. Move the pancake around the pan and turn it over carefully occasionally. Do this for 3-5 mins to allow the egg to cook.
8. Turn out onto a plate, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and fresh parsley.
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V – Vegetarian.