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Ham and Gruyère Crêpes

Ham and Gruyère Crêpes

Have I ever told you guys how much I love breakfast? Well, if not, I love breakfast. It’s definitely the most important meal of the day and I don’t care what you say, I’m speaking the truth here! If I don’t have breakfast, I get super cranky.

Most mornings I am satisfied with a big ol’ bowl of cereal, but me and Hubs like to get a little fancy sometimes. Breakfast for dinner usually occurs about once a week in this house. We always do the typical pancakes, waffles, eggs, or french toast. It was time to get crazy. Crêpes to the rescue!

Ham and Gruyère Crêpes

This is actually the first time I have made crêpes, but after doing some research, my family’s recipe for homemade manicotti shells is basically the exact same so I just used that for these crêpes. The hardest part of this is making sure to swirl the batter around in the pan so that it forms a nice circle and then flipping it can sometimes be tricky. Practice makes perfect though! Years of manicotti shell making has prepared me well for making breakfast crêpes. I love crêpes because your options for fillings are endless! I went for savory with ham and Gruyère crêpes.

These would be perfect to make for your Easter brunch for your family. You can prepare the crêpes the night before and just store them in an airtight container in the fridge. If you do this, make sure you let them come to room temperature before trying to roll them, otherwise they may tear.

Ham and Gruyère Crêpes

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Ham and Gruyère Crêpes

Yield: 6 crêpes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • butter (for pan)
  • 8-10 slices of thinly sliced ham (about 8oz.)
  • About 6 oz. of Gruyère cheese, sliced thin
  • fresh chopped chives for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and flour.
  2. Heat a saute pan (or a crepe pan if you have one) over medium heat. Melt a pat of butter. You can use a pastry brush to make sure that the butter coats the pan. Scoop about 2 tbs. of the batter onto the pan and immediately swirl the pan around until the batter forms a circle of about 6-7 inches in diameter. You can add a little more of the batter if needed. Cook for about 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Using a fork or a small spatula, gently flip the crepe over and cook on the other side for another 2 minutes or so until both sides are cooked. Remove from the pan.
  3. Repeat this process with the remaining batter. If the pan gets too hot, remove from the heat and wipe down with a damp cloth. You can also adjust the heat if it gets too hot.
  4. Once the crepes are all cooked, layer 2 slices of ham and some of the cheese onto the center of one of the crepes. Fold in one end and then fold over the sides (see photos).
  5. Add a little more butter to the pan (still on medium heat). Place the folded crepes into the pan, a few at a time. Flip after about 1 minute and cook until the cheese is melted. Remove from the heat. Garnish with fresh chives or other desired toppings and serve.

Ham and Gruyère Crêpes

Looking fore more brunch ideas? Try this! Low-Fat Cheddar and Spinach Quiche with Oat Crust!

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18 Responses to “Ham and Gruyère Crêpes”

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    Taylor @ greens & chocolate — March 13, 2013 at 7:37 am

    I get super cranky without breakfast too….I must have it to start my day! These crepes look delicious…I’ve only had sweet crepes before but I think I need to try a savory kind after seeing these!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — March 13, 2013 at 8:02 am

    What a wonderful and beautiful breakfast. I’m like you I have to have breakfast or I start getting nasty and my family does not want to see me on the mean side. lol For first time making crepes, they look GORGEOUS!!!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — March 13, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Wow, what a wonderful looking crepe! I absolutely MUST try this for breakfast some morning. Thanks for sharing, Stephanie!

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    Choc Chip Uru — March 13, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    These crepes look absolutely beautiful my friend :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Ramona — March 13, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    I am only a fan of savory breakfasts… this one looks like a winner. :)

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    Jessica - The Novice Chef — March 13, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Ohhh wow! I would LOVE these for brunch!

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    Megan (Country Cleaver} — March 13, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    This crepe looks truly decadent!! I’m a sucker for savory crepes :)

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — March 14, 2013 at 2:54 am

    Breakfast for dinner is the best! And I could seriously eat these crepes for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

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    Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen — March 14, 2013 at 6:31 am

    Oh I love crepes, your look so delicious – thanks for the recipe!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — March 14, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Stephanie, gruyère is my favorite kind of cheese. one of them, actually. There are too many cheeses that I love! These crepes look wonderful. I’m starving for lunch already!

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    JulieD — March 14, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Can you believe I have never had savory crepes before? This is making me want to start!! These look so pretty!

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — March 14, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Oh maaah gosh, Stephanie–these crepes look amazing! Nothing beats a gooey, cheesy dish, and I love that you used crepes as a savory vessel. Want!!

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    GourmetGetaways — March 14, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    What a delicious looking breakfast idea! I love crepes and melted cheese is a winner for me also.
    Gorgeous images :)

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    Emily Lynne {The Best of this Life} — March 14, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    This reminds me of France…many years ago, when I was visiting, I indulged in a gluten-FULL crepe – it was delicious and I didn’t pay to badly for it :) P.S I love breakfast too!

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    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — March 15, 2013 at 12:17 am

    I have a crepe pan but never use it enough :( Time to change..

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    Deborah — March 15, 2013 at 2:53 am

    I adore crepes, and these look just perfect!

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    Mary Frances — March 27, 2013 at 9:45 am

    I have to have breakfast as well … It might be my favorite meal of the day! I tend to want more fruity stuff with granola, but this looks incredible! A lunch idea? Oh and your photography is gorgeous!

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