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Every week, Caroline Wright will be creating simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.
Today: Dinner tonight? Whole-grain crepes stuffed with greens and brie (with a simple batter you can whip up in the blender, lickety-split).
Some late-teen college survivalists eat ramen. I ate crepes. My budget, more than my diet, demanded them during my college years in Paris. I ate them with such gusto that it borders a rivalry to Sam and his affinity for green eggs and ham.
The crepes I’ve made here are whipped up – literally – in a blender, which I’ve found bypasses the resting time I usually like to extend to crepe batter. Swirled in a nonstick skillet, these crepes are a close relative to those I would buy from a crepe stand on my way to class. I filled these with Swiss chard and a nice hunk of Brie for reasons that likely require no explanation, and served them alongside a salad of simply dressed and seasoned greens.
1/2 cup buckwheat or all-purpose flour
2/3 cup milk
2 large eggs
3 tablespoons melted salted butter, divided
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
8 ounces brie, thinly sliced
2 bunches Swiss chard, leaves sliced into 2-inch pieces
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons red-wine vinegar
As a freelance food writer and cook, I first wrote this style of recipe as a column on my blog, The Wright Recipes, as an excuse to cook good food for my friends in a quick and simple way.
Twenty-Dollar, Twenty-Minute™ Meals grew into a cookbook that’s being published by Workman in May 2013. The recipes found here are original, made especially for Food52 to once again celebrate simple food with friends.
Photos by Caroline Wright