Yum Peaceful Cooking: Turkey Crepes...or Chicken...which ever floats your boat

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Turkey Crepes...or Chicken...which ever floats your boat

Where to begin...let's see. I've been making this for years. The original recipe (from my old, worn Betty Crocker Cookbook) calls for chicken but I have never made it with chicken. I've always waited for the turkey leftovers.

Until this year, I've bought the crepes pre-made from the grocery store. But since my venture into crepe making not that long ago, I figured ....why not? If you're interested in making crepes, I have 'em posted ----> here <---- It's a Julia Child recipe and if I can make them (even though they aren't as pretty as the ones from the grocery store), you can make them, I'm sure. After all...they're only thin pancakes, right?

And yes....in case you're wondering....I did use the turkey stock, that I just made, in this recipe.

What you'll need....

3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups turkey stock
1 1/2 cups finely cut-up turkey
2/3 cup chopped apple (about 1 medium sized apple)
1 medium stalk celery, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
2 tablespoons chopped onion
8 - 10 crepes

Prepare your crepes (or just open the package) and set them aside.

Preheat your oven to 350' F

In a small sauce pan, melt the butter over low heat. Blend in the flour and salt. Stir constantly until mixture is smooth and bubbly...

I let it cook a little longer until the mixture turned a nice golden color. I don't like tasting any hint of flour in my sauces.

Remove from heat. Stir in the stock...

Heat to a boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute

Now....mix together your turkey, apple, celery, onion and 3/4 cup of the thickened stock.

Place about 1/4 or so of the mixture in each crepe

Roll 'em up up and place 'em, seam down, in a casserole dish

Pour the remaining sauce over all the filled crepes

and cook, uncovered until they're hot....about 20 minutes.

If you have some gravy left over...heat that up...pour over as a "garnish" and maybe some cranberry sauce....

You know....looking at this...I'm wondering why I've never thought to add stuffing to that filling. Or mushrooms?

I really do like the apple and onion combo tho. Ooooh...you could use red onions and grapes instead if you wanted. I dunno...whatever you decide to fill those babies up with, I hope you enjoy them. For as simple as they are to make (especially if you're getting the pre-made crepes), they just sound so elegant.

"What are you having for dinner tonight"
"Ooooh, I dunno....I was thinking about making Turkey Crepes"

hmm...the word "turkey" kinda kills it. Does anyone know how to say "turkey" in french?


  1. Looks great!..and your stock looks awesome too!..liquid gold!

  2. Those are killer crepes, Dani.
    Would love some, with whatever addition, oh wait I have no leftover turkey, and I don't know how to say turkey in French, but I'll give you a few more possibilities:
    tacchino (Italian)
    pura (Croatian),
    how about that?

  3. That is an amazing way to use turkey (or chicken)! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Mmmmm...those look delicious! I'll have to remember this the next time I have leftover turkey or chicken. Looks much more elegant than a turkey sandwich. Will also give me another reason to make crepes.

  5. What a great idea to use crepes. We haven't made crepes in years. I'll have to get out our crepe pan we save only for that one use.

  6. The French word for turkey is dinde. We Canadians are used to seeing the French labels on all foods and retail items!
    Dinner looks wonderful, what a great way to use leftover poultry.

  7. The crepes look great, and your stock looks beautiful as you poured it in. Great way to use up some of those leftovers!

  8. Oh wow. That looks amazing. I've been meaning to make crepes for ages but just haven't gotten around to it.

  9. I wish I had taken more turkey from my mom. This looks delicious. I love the apple in it too....some stuffing recipes have apple in it. Maybe you can make an apple stuffing next time so you can have both ideas in one.

  10. wow, these look very pretty...

    hmmmm, got an idea, but i am out of turkey... bit Dec. 26th is coming FAST

  11. I love your crepes. They turned out beautiful. I have one of those crepe makers you turn upside down into the batter. It's so much fun to use, I wish you could try it out.

    I want crepes for dinner. This is a good idea.

  12. I'm not sure how to say turkey in French but I bet it sounds all fancy schmancy! Your crepes look marvelous!

  13. Matt - sooo..you think I could sell this by the oz. for the same price as gold? HAHA

    Dajana - You cook almost as much chicken as I do...LOL...use some chicken instead of the turkey. And thank you for the Italian and croatian version of turkey :) I think I like the Italian word ....Tacchino the best. So would that make it Tacchino Crepes or Crepes Tachhino?

    Karina - When you're dealing with leftover...my believe is, the furthest you can get it from looking like it's original form, the better (that way my husband will eat it LOL)

    Cookiebaker - LOL...I remember you made beautiful crepes with we did our ITT! And ya, the crepes look more elegant but nothing beats a turkey sandwich!

    Sam - I'm glad you're gonna put your crepe pan to use. I'm sure it's feeling very neglected haha

    Natashya - Oh thank you!! I keep forgetting how much french is used in Canada

    Cristie - thank you! :) I think this years stock came out better than every.....don't you just love when that happens?

    Christine - :) It tasted pretty darn good too. especially with the cranberry sauce.

    Bob - what are you waiting for? LOL Btw....you haven't popped into Bakespace in ages! We're going to have to kick your butt soon if you don't come in and say hello to us all!

    Michele - I'd love to combine that (great idea!!)....but the man won't let me. He likes my stuffing as is. last year I added mushrooms and I didn't hear the end of it!

    Dave - I cant wait to see what you have up your sleeve

    Oh Laura!! How fun that would be! I bet they come out perfect every time

    Ungourmet - Now that I've seen it in French and Italian and Croatian...i think I like the Italian word for it best (go figure). maybe next time I oughta add riccota cheese just to mesh the two cuisines. (hmm..thats not a bad idea!)

  14. Your crepes look so good!

    I love making crepes and it can make a last minute meal look so fancy and it's so easy. Now seeing your Turkey crepes I wish I had made crepes instead of serving our creamed turkey over biscuits.

  15. My family makes the same crepe recipe with a few minor adjustments. Totally delicious and I love your ideas for all the different add in's. The pictures are great.


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