Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Baked Cheese Crepes

We love this recipe and I have even served it for company. I could see using my recipe for german hotcakes for the crepes, but I will give you Giada's recipe as it is.  I have made this many times and people always want the recipe.  It comes from Giada De Laurentiis of Foodnetwork.  http://wwhttp://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/baked-cheese-crepes-recipe/index.html

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
6 large eggs
1/3 cup whole milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
8 ounces fontina cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
8 ounces fresh water-packed mozzarella, drained, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
1 cup marinara sauce,  Giada's Marinara Sauce
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
Wisk the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Heat a 6-inch nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Brush the skillet with some butter. Working quickly, pour 3 tablespoons of the egg mixture into the pan, swirling to coat the bottom of the pan evenly. Cover and cook until the egg crepe is just set, about 1 min. Invert the skillet over a plate, and allow the egg crepe to drop onto the plate. Repeat to make 10 crepes total, brushing the skillet with melted butter as needed and stacking crepes on the plate.
Butter a 13 X 9 X 2-inch baking dish. Arrange 1 egg crepe on a work surface. Place some of the fontina and mozzarella cheese in the center of the egg crepe, then sprinkle with some basil. Roll up the crepe. Place the filled crepe in the prepared baking dish, seam side down. Repeat with the remaining egg crepes, cheese, and basil. Spoon the marinara sauce over the crepes. Sprinkle with the parmesan and dot with 2 Tablespoons of butter. Bake until the cheese melts and to top is golden, about 15 min.

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