Wild mushroom beggar's purse crepes - country living

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Diced carrot
2 tablespoons Olive oil
1 cup Finely chopped onion
3 \N Cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cups Chopped wild mushrooms,
¾ cup Unsifted all purpose four
¼ teaspoon Salt
2 \N Large eggs
1 cup Milk preferably mixed varieties
1 tablespoon Chopped fresh majoram leaves
2 tablespoons Sour cream
½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Ground black pepper
½ teaspoon Minced fresh chives
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
12 \N Fresh chives
12 \N Fresh majoram sprigs



Prepare Mushroom Filling: In small saucepan, cover carrot with water; heat to boiling and cook 5 minutes or until just tender. Drain and set aside. Meanwhile in large skillet, heat oil over medium heat.

Add onion and garlic; saute 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and marjoram leaves. Cook mixture, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are tender. Remove from heat and stir in drained cooked carrot, the sour cream, salt and pepper. Set aside while preparing Herbed Crepes.

Prepare Herbed Crepes: In medium-size bowl, combine flour and salt.

With wire whisk beat in eggs and milk until mixture is almost smooth.

Stir chives into crepe batter.

Heat a crepe pan or heavy 8-inch skillet over medium heat; brush bottom with some oil. Ladle about ⅓ cup batter into skillet; tip pan to cover bottom with batter and create a 6-inch round crepe.

Cook crepe about 2 minutes or until top is set and bottom is lightly browned. Carefully turn crepe and cook other side briefly. Remove finished crepe to sheet of waxed paper. Repeat with remaining batter to make 11 more crepes, stacking with waxed paper between each.

To assemble filled crepes, blanch chives in boiling water 30 seconds.

Drain and set aside. Place a heaping tablespoon of Mushroom Filling in center of each crepe. Gather crepe up around the edge to enclose filling; pinch in crepes just above filling to make a "drawstring" purse and tie securely with the blanched chive wrapped around crepe.

Wrap a marjoram sprig around each crepe, tucking ends of sprig under chive "string" to secure. Repeat with remaining crepes and place on a serving plate. (Crepes and filling can be made ahead, wrapped and refrigerated; warm and assemble just before serving.) Country Living/Jan/93 Typed by Didi Pahl

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