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.
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.
2 crepes (shop-bought or homemade)
4 bacon rashers
8 mushrooms, sliced
Small tin of sweetcorn, drained (optional)
Pot of Avonmore Cooking Cream
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.
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.
Divide the creamy mixture between the two crepes and serve!
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 ;-).