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Crepe Rolls: perfect for a quick and delicious dinner

Total time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Low
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Whether you like sweet or savory, crepes can be enjoyed in both ways. Typically, crepes are served for breakfast or brunch with fillings like fruit preserves, Nutella, cheese, ham, or even a bit of cream. These delicious crepe rolls are made by rolling a thin crepe around the filling consisting of ham, cheese, and a bechamel sauce. Whether you're looking for something light or indulgent, crepe rolls can be fried up in minutes and make for an unforgettable meal. It’s also easy to customize the recipe according to the ingredients you have on hand (great for using up leftovers!). So why not give them a try today?

How to Make Crepe Rolls

Make the crepe batter.

In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, salt, eggs, and milk, and whisk to combine. The batter should be smooth and lump free.

Cook the pancakes until golden brown on both sides.

Make the white sauce/bechamel.

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and stir to combine (there should be no visible specks of flour). Add the milk and cook, while stirring until you get a thick, creamy bechamel sauce. Remove the pan from the heat, add the ham and cheese, and stir.

Fill and cook the crepes. Place a spoonful of the filling on top of the crepe, and roll it up tightly. Fry the rolls in a bit of butter over medium heat until golden and warmed through.

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Tips

If you prefer a crispier coating, you can bread the rolls and fry them in oil instead. Simply dip the rolls in whisked egg, then flour, and finally, breadcrumbs. Fry in hot oil until golden.

You can change up the savory filling to use up leftovers (or if you prefer something other than ham and cheese). Here are a few flavor combinations to get you started:

Wilted spinach, feta, bechamel sauce, and a pinch of nutmeg

Tuna, sweetcorn, bechamel sauce

Cooked ground beef, tomato paste, bechamel sauce

If you want to enjoy these crepes for dessert, make a sweet filling instead. Try any of these combinations:

marshmallow fluff, fresh strawberries, and chocolate chips

bananas, Nutella

strawberry preserves and cream

strawberry jelly and peanut butter

How to Store Crepe Rolls

Store the plain crepes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Filled and fried crepes can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Ingredients
For the batter:
Flour
130g
salt
Eggs
2
Milk
250ml
For the filling:
Butter
Flour
Milk
salt
Pepper
Ham
80g
Cheese
40g

Instructions

In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, salt, eggs, and milk, and whisk to combine.

Use a ladle to pour the batter into a pancake pan.

Cook the pancakes until they are brown on both sides.

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and stir to combine.

Add the milk and stir, while cooking, until the sauce is thick and creamy.

Take the pan off the heat. Add the ham and cheese and stir with a spatula to combine all the ingredients.

Place a bit of the filling on the crepes and roll them up tightly. You can secure them with a toothpick.

Continue until all the pancakes and filling is used.

Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat, and brown the rolls on all sides.

Enjoy!

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