Roasted Turkey, Apple and Blue Cheese Filled Crepes

Well we survived our very first Thanksgiving away from family and friends.  We missed everyone but we sure did have a blast cooking our way through our own homemade menu.  We also had the pleasure of having fellow NECI student, Kacy join us (as Harrison’s much more accomplished sous chef for the day) with her witty mom, Bonnie along with Tommy in the final hour after he was found sitting solo on some steps.

Here’s a quick pictorial of our turkey day…

getting that local, free-range raised bird ready....

No refrigerator room to brine that bird, no problem. A cooler + fresh snow does the trick.

Ta-da. Smelling oh so good

Ready for thirds?

Ready to dig in! Tommy, Harrison, Andrea, Kacy and Bonnie

And today that divine turkey continues to fill our fridge... and we're kind of ready to move on.

This morning we woke up ready to push through and finish up those final turkey remnants.  But we were craving something a little lighter to start our Sunday.  “Ooh crepes” is what popped in my mind so up we got and into the kitchen we went.

leftover turkey, apples and blue cheese crepe recipe

Leftovers never looked so good.

Let’s let loose on some Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey, Apple and Blue Cheese Crepes, shall we?

Ingredients for your crepes:

  • (1) cup of whole milk
  • (1/4) cup of water
  • (2) free-range eggs
  • (3) Tablespoons of melted butter (melt with a 1/4 teaspoon of salt)  +  (2)-(4) Tablespoons of butter for cooking
  • (1) cup of flour
How to make crepe batter

Ready to create our batter.

Directions:

1.  Combine all of the above ingredients (minus your cooking butter) in your blender and pulse for 10-15 seconds until fully blended.

How to make crepe batter

You can enhance the flavor of your crepes by adding 1/4 cup of chopped fresh herbs in your batter, like thyme, sage, or parsley.

2.  Place your mixture in the fridge for 45 minutes to an hour to let bubbles subside.

How to make crepe batter

Allowing the bubbles to subside reduces the chance your crepes will tear while cooking.

3.  Heat a medium non-stick pan on medium.  Add a small amount of butter and melt.

4.  Pour (1) ounce of batter into your pan and distribute in a circular motion.  You want to create a thin layer of batter.

how to make crepe batter

The word "crepe" is of French origin, deriving from the Latin crispa, meaning "curled". A cooked crepe is a very thin pancake.

5.  Cook for 30-45 seconds on medium heat (4-5), then flip and cook for 30 seconds more.

how to cook a crepe

keep it nice and thin

6.  Remove from your pan and lay flat to cool OR add your filling, roll and serve.

leftover turkey, apples and blue cheese crepe recipe

Fresh local apples, blue cheese and spicy arugula were a great match for the herbed turkey.

leftover turkey, apples and blue cheese crepe recipe

We sautéed our leftover Thanksgiving turkey with apples, shallots, garlic and butter to create our savory filling

 
leftover turkey, apples and blue cheese crepe recipe

Get creative with your fillings. Check your own kitchen for complimentary ingredients on hand.

 

leftover turkey, apples and blue cheese crepe recipe

We added our leftover turkey gravy to enhance the flavor. This simple gravy was made with pan drippings and a little roux.

 

Mmmm…leftovers! Enjoy!

Until we eat again,

A + H

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