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?