Editor, momstown Belleville
Crepes originated in France and are a very thin pancake, often rolled or folded around a filling. Many people think of crepes served only as a breakfast dish with a sweet fruit filling. However, this spring, why not make vegetable garden crepes as a dinner dish, with vegetables which have been grown in your own edible family garden? Your children will be more likely to eat these healthy vegetable crepes if they have grown the vegetables in the garden themselves, and, if they have helped to prepare this tasty meal! So, what are you waiting for? Grab some garden vegetables, and head to the kitchen to make these delicious crepes with your junior chefs!
*Note: If your children are partial to the standard fruit-filled crepes, just use the Whole Wheat Crepe Recipe, and add your own locally grown fruit inside!
• 4 Eggs (1/4 C. dry powdered Eggs + ½ C. Water)
• 1 C. Whole Wheat Flour
• 1 C. Milk (3 T. non-instant Powdered Milk or ⅓ C. instant powdered milk + 1 C. Water)
• 2 T. Butter, Melted
• 2 t. Sugar
• ½ t. Salt
sauteed vegetables of your choice or cooked fruit (ie. strawberries)
1 cup shredded cheese (goat or cheddar)
fresh herbs to garnish (ie. basil)
1/2 cup cooked meat (ie. chicken) cut into cubes
salad dressing to garnish (ie. balsamic)
In order to make the filling:
All that you have to do for this final step is to saute any combination of vegetables you have fresh from the garden or on hand (ie. zucchini, red and yellow bell peppers, and green onions are just a few ideas). You can add diced meat if you wish. When everything is cooked, throw in some herbs, and cream cheese, feta, or goat cheese to coat. Roll it up in the crepe and then you can garnish it with a Balsamic type salad dressing. There are so many possibilities for fillings with this (ie. fruit filling), and it is easy peasy!
Don't forget to check out the following momstown articles and recipes, if you are interested in learning more about creating your own family garden, or more great recipe ideas!
This recipe was used at momstown's Junior Chef Program:
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