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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Leek and Bacon Crepes

Crêpes avec Poireaux et Lardon It was the weekend of the brunch. We started on Saturday with a place I would like to nominate for 'Best BLT' in Dublin, The News Cafe in Blackrock. They also do a great fry - with their own recipe flat sausage - nice.

Then it was onto these for Sunday brunch. I ate the best crepe ever in Roscoff while waiting for the ferry. They were divine and a very fitting end to the two week eating and cooking binge that was my summer holiday. I wrote a little about them here.This is my attempt to re-create them - hampered only by my lack of a drop of white wine for the sauce. We cheated and bought pre-made pancakes - I will blog the recipe for pancakes - pancake Tuesday special perhaps.


The photos come courtesy of Delo - you can see more of his photos
here. Be warned there are many, many , many photos of bicycles!

Ingredients

Serves 2

4 pancakes

3 leeks - sliced in 2cm slices
Lardons (or rashers sliced in strips)
4 slices of Provolone Cheese (or similar mild cheese)
2 tablespoons of cream

Butter!

Salt and Pepper

Cook the some butter over a medium heat for about 3-4 mins then lash in the lardons and continue to cook until your bacon is nice and crispy and the leeks are bright green - with nice little orangey brown edges yum. I once said my favourite colour is the inside of a leek - LOVE it - then eat it - that's what I say, except horses - don't eat horses, bad French people, but I love your pancakes.

Ramble sorry. Then add in the cream, season and bring up to a gentle simmer to thicken. In a clean frying pan - flick in a nob of butter, until it melts. Then pop in your pancake. Place a big spoonful of your mixture into the centre. Push it out to be a little smaller than a postcard. Top this with some cheese. Fold over the edgesTo make a nice little parcel - and serve. This orange is nice - fancy fanta!

10 comments:

aoife mc said...

Love the pics! And the pancakes look gorgeous, yum!

Lu said...

yeah the pictures are dark and moody - atmospheric brunch indeed

Alan Butler said...

ohm nom nom nom nom nom ohm nom nom nom... the opium of crepes

Pamela said...

Me likey ... Me wanty!!! Dinner please !!!

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Hom nom nom nom nom nom nom!!!

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realitaliandish said...

This recipe is so good.
I'm happy to have found your blog.I have a blog in Italian cuisine but I like to experiment with new flavors. your recipes are very good.

Lu said...

Thanks Real Italian!