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Ham 'n' Cheese Crêpes with Peas 'n' Dijon! (Hamapalooza #7 and... Finale!)

Posted on May 30, 2014 with 0 comments

So I froze the hambone, knowing full well that there was still plenty of recoverable meat...

And today I decided to recover it...

I thawed the bone, stripped the remaining meat, and cut it into very small dice. Then I made a very basic velouté with butter, flour, and chicken stock.  Off the heat I added a tablespoon of Dijon, a cup of shredded cheddar, a cup of frozen peas that I'd thawed in hot tap water, and the ham.  And...

OMG... I could eat this mixture by the spoonful!!!

But I won't, because I also made a batch of basic savory crêpes.

http://www.thisoldchef.com/blog.html/time_machine_chicken_crepes/

I rolled each crêpe around a heaping tablespoon of the filling, then placed them all in a buttered baking dish.  I had reserved about 1/2 cup of the velouté (without the ham and peas), and thinned it with another 1/3 cup of the stock.

I poured it over the crêpes, topped it with a bit of Parmesan, put it under the broiler for a few minutes until browned and bubbling, then turned off the broiler, turned the oven to 350°, and heated it all for about 15 minutes.  I served it with a shower of chives and chive blossoms.

This is the Easter that keeps on giving!  These crêpes were incredible...

And of course, this rich, flavorful ham now costs about $.50 a serving... and I still haven't made soup!!!