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Whole-Wheat Oyster Mushroom Crepe with Lemon Zest & Thyme
For the crepe:
- 1/2 cup of whole-wheat flour (you can sub this with spelt, quinoa, or chickpea flour)
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp butter
For the mushroom filling:
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- handful of thyme, de-stemmed
- 2 cups of oyster mushrooms
- Salt & pepper
- 1/2 tsp grated lemon rind, for garnish
First comes the crepe, and this couldn’t be any easier to put together. The ratio is 1 to 1.5, flour to water, so 1/2 cup of flour requires 3/4 cup of water. Add 1/2 tsp of salt and mix well.
Melt 1 tbsp of butter in a medium-sized pan and pour crepe mixture into the pan. It should be runny enough to spread thin, but thick enough to stop at some point.
The trick to avoiding a soggy middle is to poke the top of the crepe with a fork to allow for steam to pass through the middle.
You want the outside to look slightly browned and crisp, but not hard and over-cooked. Flipping is a breeze at this point.
Continue to cook for a few minutes more. The duration is dependent on the size, so nibble off a piece to make sure its ready
I like to brush my crepe with some butter when its still hot and then I set it aside to make the filling, which is sometimes savory, sometimes sweet.
For a little look at how I had it for breakfast, with butter and cherry jam:
But tonight, I went for savory.
Oyster mushrooms are so wonderful to cook with—I love their shape and they soften so well. To prepare them, begin by cooking the garlic and thyme in some olive oil. The thyme should be pulled from their stems. I was a bit fed up with my exceedingly delicate thyme, so I didn’t bother too much with the stem removal. Cooking the thyme helps release and enhance its flavor! There is nothing in the world like fried herbs.
While that begins to cook, prepare and clean the oyster mushrooms. You can use a wet cloth to wipe off excess dirt and simply chop off any dirty stems. I don’t mind the stems, as long as they’re clean
Salt and pepper…
Let the mushrooms cook until soft. They will reduce significantly.
With the crepe ready to go, fill it up!
Grate some lemon zest, and sprinkle it atop the mushrooms.
Fold and serve!
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