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Creamy Bacon and Mushroom Crepes

Whether they’re sweet or savoury, crepes are incredibly versatile and always delicious. As we usually tend to have them for dessert, I thought I’d try crepes as a savoury meal option. The filling possibilities are endless so I decided to start with something classic. Who could resist crispy bacon and tasty mushrooms in a creamy sauce, all wrapped up in a warm soft crepe?

When I’m making crepes at home, I like to use this simple recipe by Nigella Lawson. However, if you don’t have time, you can always use shop-bought crepes or pancakes and then easily cook up this hearty filling in a matter of minutes.

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For mine, I added in sweetcorn for some extra texture and a little colour — if you’re not a fan of the stuff, feel free to leave it out. I also used Avonmore Cooking Cream to create a smooth and rich sauce that really complemented the meat and veg.

Serve your savoury crepes with a side salad for lunch and add some spicy potato wedges for dinner. I love this recipe because it’s pretty straightforward and doesn’t require any fancy ingredients. It’s just good simple food served in a way that makes for a fun, delicious and satisfying meal.

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Serves 2

Ingredients:

2 crepes (shop-bought or homemade)
4 bacon rashers
8 mushrooms, sliced
Small tin of sweetcorn, drained (optional)
Pot of Avonmore Cooking Cream

Method:

Heat a splash of olive oil in a non-stick pan. Using a clean kitchen scissors, cut up the rashers in to small pieces and cook over a medium heat. When the pieces are cooked and crispy, pop them on to paper-towel for a minute to soak up the excess oil before transferring the meat to a plate.

Turn the heat up to high and sauté the mushrooms in the hot pan for 3-4 minutes. Then, if you like, tip in the tin of sweetcorn and stir well.

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Reduce the heat to medium, add the bacon pieces and pour in 200ml of Avonmore cooking cream. Allow the mixture to simmer for 3-4 minutes or until it becomes thick. In the meantime, heat up the crepes in the microwave or a warm oven.

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Divide the creamy mixture between the two crepes and serve!

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Please note: I created this post for the Avonmore Food Blogger Competition in which Irish bloggers are challenged to create a recipe using Avonmore Cooking Cream. Wish me luck ;-).

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