Wednesday, May 24, 2017

C.R.A.B. Salad Sourdough Crepes

Sorry for the teaser, no seafood here but the acronym worked well for me 😊.
Chicken, Ranch, Avocado and Bacon Salad in a Sourdough Crepe! Deliciousness.
The salad is fantastic on a roll if you don't want to bother with the crepes!











Crepes:

Starter:
1½ cups flour (GF mixes work well)
2 tsp yeast
2 tsp sugar
1 cup warm water

Other:
3 eggs
2 TB melted butter
milk to thin as needed




C.R.A.B. salad:
1 lb chicken breast, (seasoned/cooked to your desires), chopped
4-6 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1 medium avocado, mashed
¼ tsp lemon juice
¼-½ cup homemade or store-bought Ranch Dressing
2 TB fresh chives, chopped
2 TB green onion, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Cheese as desired, I used crumbled goat cheese, you can use whatever type you like.


Combine Starter ingredients in a bowl, cover and allow to sit 4 hours +.( the longer it sits the more sour-dough it tastes)










While the starter is souring make the C.R.A.B. salad

Mash together avocado and lemon juice to get it dispersed throughout.
Add the diced chicken, bacon, ranch, chives and onion.








Toss gently, season to taste.
Wrap tightly and allow flavors to mingle in the fridge for a few hours.








Crepes:

Whisk eggs and butter into starter mixture, whisk well. Add milk as necessary. (start with just a little!)








Heat a 10 inch pan over medium heat(make sure it is nicely preheated but not OVER-heated to avoid the infamous "first crepe is for the dog"), grease lightly, heat a few seconds more then add a little less than ¼ cup batter to the pan, immediately tilting/rolling the pan to cover the entire bottom, cook 45-60 seconds until the edges start to lift and bottom is slightly browned. Flip and cook another 45 seconds.



Place on a plate, cover and continue with the rest of the batter.












When the crepes are done, place about ⅓ cup of the C.R.A.B. salad and some cheese in the center, roll it up like a burrito and place it in a greased baking dish.








Continue with the rest.













Cover baking dish with foil and bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until heated through.




I served on a bed of spinach, I was planning to put tomato slices on top, but my tomato went icky.