These are my favorite type of crepes from childhood.They are so delicious and addicting. Crepes with meat filling are perfect for breakfast and make ahead meals.I like to make them with cooked beef,but you can use chicken,turkey or pork. Meat is cooked and grinded,then sautéed until slightly browned with lots of onions.Then the crepes are gently fried in little butter on both sides to make it crunchy.
Ingredients for crepes:
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon sugar
2 pinches of salt
2 tablespoons oil
2 2/3 cup milk
1 lb of beef ( I used tri-tip)
1 big onion plus one small for the stock
5 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper
beef stock (from the cooked meat)
2-3 bay leaves
about 8 cups water
2 hard boiled eggs diced (optional)
In a pot bring water to boil. Add meat, bay leaves, onion,salt and pepper. Cook with closed lid on low heat until meat is soft and tender.
In a bowl whisk together eggs,milk,salt,sugar,and oil. Gently add sifted flour .Whisk until no lumps are visible.
On medium heat, heat a nonstick skillet and brush little bit of butter or oil.Pour some batter in the skillet and swirl the pan around with your hands.Flip the crepes using a spatula and let the other side get golden a little.Same method as for pancakes just the batter is thinner and spreads all over the frying pan.
Grind the meat from the stock using meat grinder.
Add butter and onions to a saute pan. Cook the onions on med-high until soft. Add the meat,salt and lots of fresh ground pepper. Add 1 cup of beef stock.Cook until meat is slightly browned stiring occasionally.Add eggs if desired.
Place about 1-2 tablespoons of the filling on the bottom edge of the crepe. Fold it into an envelope. Repeat with the rest of the crepes.
Heat a small frying pan on low heat .Melt about 2-3 tablespoons butter. Place the folded crepe and fry on low heat until golden in color.
Serve with plain sour cream or sour cream dressing ( recipe below)
Mix together 3 tablespoons sour cream,1-2 garlic crushed,2 tablespoons finely chopped baby dill, pinch of salt and pepper.