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Pancakes aka Flaedle aka Crespelle

April 11, 2011

Ground beef and tomato Crespelle

Ingredients for 4 people:

1 tbsp vegetable oil

2 large eggs

100g flour

salt and pepper to taste


Garlic (chopped or powder)

1/8 Liter milk

1 cup of heavy whipping cream

400 grams of ground beef

2 slices of bacon

1 onion

1 can diced tomatoes

1 beef bouillon cube/1 cup water

100 grams of shredded swiss cheese


Preheat the oven to 375F

Mix eggs, flour, salt, pepper and milk in a bowl.  When finished, there should be no flour lumps and the consistency of the mixture should be fairly runny.

Heat oil in a pan and add 1/2 a cup of your pancake batter.  Lift up your pan and tilt it from side to side to allow the pancake to grow as this as possible.  Flip it when it is done on one side and cook it briefly on the other side.  Remove it from the pan and set it on a plate while you make the rest of your pancakes.  If you need more pancakes, the batter is simple to make.  I often double or triple it from the start because I am feeding more than 4 people.

Chop bacon and add it to the pan.  Chop your onions and add them to the pan as well. You can deglaze with red wine if you want, but that isn’t necessary.

Stir in your ground beef.  Salt it and add rosemary and garlic to your liking.  Cook until browned.

Add one can of tomatoes.

Heat one cup of water and dissolve beef bouillon cube in it.  Add this to your meat mixture as well.

Simmer for 10 minutes.

Begin making your pancakes by adding some of your meat mixture to a pancake.  Sprinkle swiss cheese over the meat (as much or little as you like) and then roll the pancake up.

Continue filling pancakes until you have used them all.

They Crespelle should be placed into a baking dish.

Cover them with any additional meat mixture, sauce from the pan and swiss cheese.

Add 1/2 cup (or so) of heavy whipping cream.

Bake at 375F for 20 minutes.



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