Recipe courtesy of Planet of the Crepes

Asparagus Crepes

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 25 min
  • Active: 55 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

4 eggs

1/4 cup sugar 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 cups whole milk 

1 1/2 cups flour 

6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled slightly

1 pound asparagus, woody ends trimmed

2 tablespoons white vinegar

6 duck or goose eggs 

1 cup grated Parmesan 

2 lemons

6 slices prosciutto 

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the eggs, sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt with 3/4 cup of the milk. Add the flour and stir until fully absorbed. Add the remaining 1 1/4 cups milk, 1/4 cup at a time, mixing by hand until the batter is smooth. Add the melted butter. Allow the batter to rest for 30 minutes, then cook the crepes.
  2. Blanch the asparagus in lightly salted water. Cool in ice water and set aside.
  3. Boil 1 quart of water along with the vinegar. Reduce the heat to a low simmer and poach the eggs.
  4. One at a time, lay each crepe dark-side down in a pan over low heat. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan over half of the crepe. Lay approximately 6 stalks of asparagus on top of the cheese. Zest 1/4 of a lemon directly over the asparagus. Fold the crepe over the asparagus.
  5. Lay a slice of prosciutto over the crepe and top with the poached egg. Allow the crepe to sit on the heat for about 45 seconds to warm the cheese and asparagus. Sprinkle the poached egg with salt and pepper and fold the filled crepe into thirds. Serve warm.

Fudge Factor

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

Essentials: Chocolate Basics Sep 1, 2016

Satisfy that chocolate craving in your very own kitchen. All you need is baking chocolate and a little know-how. It also helps to …

How-To: Chocolate Cream Puffs

Make this classic and elegant French dessert using our step-by-step guide.

How to Chop and Melt Chocolate

Lots of recipes call for melted chocolate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it properly.

Easy Gift Idea: Chocolate-Covered Toffee Feb 7, 2013

Looking for an easy gift idea? Cooking Channel's recipe for Chocolate-Covered Toffee is just the ticket. A touch of coffee in the …