Monday, November 21, 2011

Got leftovers?

   I know I've got some! Remember my last post about delicious cheesy pierogi? Well I got so excited that I made way too much stuffing and ran out of a dough in the middle of it. No worries though, you don't have to throw it away, my mom gave me a great tip on what to do with the leftover stuffing. Just wrap it up in crepes (nalesniki to all "my" folks out there!), sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, and broil until golden brown! You won't be disappointed.
    The crepe batter is really simple. All you need is 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 2 cups of milk, a pinch of salt, white sugar, and 2 eggs. As a special "treat" I add some nutmeg, which brings a little bit of a warm, sweet, and spicy flavors to the dish. Using an electric hand mixer beat all the ingredients together until the batter is smooth, pour 3/4 cup of it onto a frying pan, tip and rotate it to form a thin layer and brown on each side. Spread the potato/cheese stuffing on the crepes, wrap it however you like...

   ... sprinkle with some cheese, I used the combination of Parmesan and sharp cheddar, and broil it on "low" until the cheese is melted and a little bit browned.

   The crepes are a little bit crunchy on the outside but soft and gooey on the inside. Justin usually eats them with ketchup (like 99% of all other things!), but I think that the best pairing for it is just a cup of hot and aromatic red borscht. I use an instant powder, which I brought with me from Poland, but you can get one in the European market or just come by and enjoy one at my place!

   I think my mom was really creative to come up with such a great solution for leftover pierogi stuffing. What do you think?

Take care.

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