Pancakes (Crepes) Filled With Spinach (Filling Only)

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • About This Recipe

    “Great crepes with spinach from French cooking by Eileen Reece.”


  • 8ounces fresh spinach or 8ouncesfrozen spinach
  • 2ouncesbutter
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • grated nutmeg
  • 1ounceflour
  • 1/2 pinthot milk
  • 4ouncesgrated gruyere cheese
  • Directions

  • Press the cooked spinach, chop finely and toss over a medium heat for 2 or 3 minutes until dry in 1 oz butter.
  • Add the seasoning and a pinch of nutmeg.
  • In a second pan, melt the remaining butter, work in the flour, add milk, and cook until thick, stirring briskly.
  • Add the spinach and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and beat in two thirds of the cheese, correct the seasoning, put a tablespoon of filling centrally on each pancake, roll up and place in a buttered ovenproof dish.
  • Cover with remaining sauce, sprinkle with remaining cheese, reheat and brown under a hot grill.
  • Reviews

  • “so simple and yet so elegant and delicious thank you for this 5 star dish — Dec 12, 2002.updating my review, we chose this recipe for the crepe cook-along in the french forum yesterday. it is still delicious and is the classic way to make a great crepe filling!”

  • “Years ago I had spinach crepes @ a little sidestreet restaurant in Seattle, Wa. Tried to dup the recipe but it never was just right. This comes close to what I remember. Most delicious, it will be put in my favorites. Thank you for sharing”