Cornbread Crepes for the Dirty BirdsPosted: November 7, 2010
Southern Belle, I am not.
I may have spent seven years in Mississippi as a little girl, but the prim, reserved Scarlett O’Hara-esque grace never took root. My only evident throwback to my inner southerner is my penchant for the word “y’all”.
However, in today’s installment of eating my way through the NFL, the Buccaneers are facing off against the Atlanta Falcons, implying nothing other than soul food .
Since most of the traditional dishes derive their flavor from heavy cream, bacon, or ham, creating a southern dish that was healthy, wholesome, and vegetarian was a big challenge – especially for a gal who’d rather have oatmeal than grits and coffee than sweet tea. My mind wandered across various dishes, none of which struck my fancy…until, as per usual, my beloved carbs came to the rescue, inspiring a meal that was slightly more shallow south than deep south, yet delicious and Atlanta-esque regardless. The sheer simplicity was just an added bonus!
Cornbread Crepes with a Colby Jack & Veggie Filling
Inspired by myrecipes.com
Vegetarian, serves two.
- 1/3 cup corn meal
- 1/3 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup soy milk
- 1 tbsp + 1 tsp vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup shredded colby jack cheese
- 1/2 cup chopped sweet vidalia onion
- 1/2 cup chopped white mushrooms
- 1/3 cup chopped yellow pepper
- Combine first six ingredients in a large bowl and chill for an hour.
- Pour batter into small greased skillet in small amounts until the bottom is just barely covered. Cook over medium-high heat for 60 seconds or until the batter has solidified (this happens quite quickly!) Run a spatula around the edges of the crepe to separate from pan, then flip and cook for another 60 seconds. Remove crepe and repeat. Once all batter has been used, stack on plate and allow to cool.
- While crepes cool, sautee onion, mushrooms, and peppers. Add cheese and stir until melted.
- Spoon filling over half of a crepe, fold in half, and serve.
Dahling, these were marvelous, simply mahvahlous!
I was terrified that they’d tear when I flipped them, yet these were hearty and held together quite nicely!
And now, any remaining shred of ladylike intentions are about to fly out the window as I tune in to the second half of the game against the Falcons, and frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn!
Have a wonderful Football Sunday!