Crespelle with Spinach and Taleggio

Recipe courtesy Chef Gabriel Viti
Show: America's Best Bites Episode: Miramar Bistro
TOTAL TIME: 2 hr
Prep: 40 min
Inactive Prep: 1 hr
Cook: 20 min
 
YIELD: 6 servings
LEVEL: Intermediate

ingredients

CREPES:
FILLING AND SAUCE:
  • 1 pound spinach
  • 1/2 cup taleggio cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
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Directions

For the crepes: Combine the milk, flour, butter, salt and eggs in a mixing bowl. Whip until smooth, and strain out any lumps. Let rest for at least 1 hour.

Heat a crepe pan (or an 8-inch nonstick saute pan) over medium heat and coat with some butter, draining off any excess. Add enough batter to thinly cover the bottom of the pan, about 1/4 cup. Cook over medium heat until the batter appears cooked. Remove the crepe from the pan and reserve. Repeat the process until all of the batter has been used.

For the filling and sauce: Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Prepare an ice water bath. Add the spinach to the boiling water and let sit for 30 to 60 seconds. Immediately move the spinach to the ice water bath, or run cool water over it in a colander to stop the cooking process. Squeeze all of the water out of the spinach. Combine the taleggio and spinach in a food processor and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

Fill a piping bag halfway with the mixture. Place the crepes on a flat surface. Pipe 1 1/2 tablespoons of the spinach and cheese mixture onto the middle of each crepe. Roll up the crepe and reserve. Repeat with the remaining crepes and filling.

Combine the cream, milk and Parmigiano-Reggiano in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat. Pour over the crepes and serve.

Notes

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and may have been scaled down from a bulk recipe. The Food Network Kitchens have not it for home use and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.

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