Crêpes salées aka savoury crêpes bento

Crêpes salées bento #2 - 28.04.2010

I had crêpes salées at my parent's last week and as it had been a while since I last ate them, I kind of had forgotten how much I love them. So yesterday evening I decided to make some and then a few extra to pack in our bento. Moreover these are extremely simple to make, which of course is a lovely bonus :o)

So my bento has, the leftover savoury crêpes containing ham and zucchini topped with some cheese flowers, some carrot sticks, steamed brocoli and a cup of coleslaw. The fruits are the usual apple, orange, cantaloup, Belgian (!) strawberries, black and white grapes, nectarine and kiwi slices.

How to crêpes salées :

Ingredients :

- 8 savoury crêpes (bake them as you would sweet crêpes, just omit the sugar)
- 3 zucchini
- bechamel sauce (I used storebought one, because I ran out of milk, but with just milk and flour you can make your own)
- 200g diced ham
- 100g grated cheese (preferably gratin cheese because it melts evenly and colours nicely but any grated cheese will do)

Preheat the over to 200°C

Wash the zucchini, cut it into thick slices and cook them until tender with some water in which you have diluted a stock cube (elminates the need for more salt or spices down the line). Once cooked, drain.

Mix the zucchini and the ham dices in the bechamel sauce. If you like you can keep some of the sauce aside to pour on top of the crêpes before adding the cheese, but I didn't this time.

Grease an oven dish. Spoon some of the zucchini mix in a crêpe and fold it up (I just make rolls) and put it in the dish. Repeat until the dish is full. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top of the crêpes and put the dish in the oven for 20 minutes. And there you go ... bon appetit :o)

Crêpes salées bento #1 - 28.04.2010

Sweetie's bento has the same ingredients, minus the broccoli and with some diced ramiro pepper. The ramiro pepper should have been in my bento as well, but as I don't like raw peppers that much, I tried grilling them. Tried being the keyword here. But cooking and watching Cold Case on TV at the same time isn't really a match made in heaven (multitasking fail). The carbonised pepper ended up in the bin instead of in the bento ... Lesson learnt? We'll see :o)


megan said...

these are both so elegant, and the crepes sound decadently delicious!

tinyskillet said...

Haha! that's funny, well at least you learned your lesson on the perils of multitasking! :D

I love savory crepes, thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! Beautiful bentos!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous bento, just full of color! The crepes look delicious too!

Unknown said...

Oh, das sieht wirklich lecker aus!
Das passiert mir ab und an auch, dass ich fernsehe und darüber das kochen vergesse xD

Bentobird said...

I'd love to have this yummy bento right now! Crepes are a total favorite, and these look really special!

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Mommyof2girlz/StephD said...

Those crepes sounds delish thanks for sharing the recipe. New follower, so glad to meet you :)

FromJapanWithLove said...

That looks yummy. I will make that soon