Money Bag CrepesCourse: First CourseCuisine: InternationalDifficulty: Difficult
Crepes often require some patience and a lot of skill. In this case, this recipe takes it up a notch with stuffing them full of a delicious filling. If you’re using blanched leeks as a rope, make sure you double knot it when you’re securing the money bags. The last thing you want is all your hard work unravelling in the oven.
200g All-Purpose Flour
1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
5g Chopped Parsley
1 White Onion
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- White Sauce
2 Tablespoon All-Purpose Flour
20g Unsalted Butter
20g Grated Parmesan Cheese
20ml Tomato Sauce
- In a glass bowl, mix the flour, salt, parsley, egg, olive oil and milk. Using a whisk, stir until a smooth mixture.
- Using a flat and shallow non-stick pan, place over high heat.
- When the pan is very hot, pour one ladle of the mixture and ensure that you rotate the pan to evenly distribute it thinly.
- Cook for 1 minute and then flip the crepe and cook for 1 minute. Remove the crepe and place it aside.
- Repeat and cook as many crepes as the mixture can yield.
- Grate carrots, finely chop onion, dice tomato and zucchini.
- Drizzle olive oil into hot pan, and first sauté the onion until tender. Add the rest of the vegetables and a pinch of salt, and cook until tender.
- Melt the butter in a sauce pan and add the flour over medium heat. Keep mixing with a spoon until it becomes a thick roux.
- Switch off the heat and pour the milk gradually as you whisk vigorously. Return the pan back over medium heat, allow it to cook for 5 minutes.
- Add parmesan cheese and whisk together. Turn off the heat.
- Put 1 tablespoon of the white sauce into the sautéed vegetables and mix together so that they bond to each other.
- Take a crepe and place a large spoonful of vegetables in the center. Gather all the sides together and use a long kitchen rope or a piece of leek that’s been blanched to tie the edges together. Secure the crepe like a money bag.
- Repeat until all the crepes have been filled.
- On a baking tray, spread a little bit of the white sauce on the surface and place the filled money bags on top of it.
- Place a teaspoon of tomato sauce on top of each money bag and sprinkle some grated cheese on top.
- Place the money bags in a preheated 180°C oven and bake for 10 minutes.
- This recipe is part of our renown “The Charming Lonno Lodge Cookbook” that you can download for free or purchase as a printed copy on Amazon.