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Chilli Pesto Crepes

There is one place in Krakow, that got me hooked on savoury crepes. Their version was mediterranean, filled with vegetables and herbs and I usually had it with a glass of wine. I tried to recreate the dish many times since then, but never got the filling right. And since then much changed, I prefer my food much more spicy and probably even coming back to that place wouldn’t be as great as I remember it. That’s why I felt like it’s time to create my own version of savoury crepes. And it couldn’t go in any other direction than chilli.

When I received a pack of Sacla pesto and sauces I was drawn to the chilli pesto straight away and the idea for the recipe came to me soon afterward. The filling is spicy, but the soft crepes balance it beautifully and panko crumb adds a crunchy texture to it.

Chilli Pesto Crepes (makes 8)

Filling:

2 tbsp oil (I used grape seed oil)

3 cloves of garlic, crushed or grated

1 medium size onion, sliced thinly

1 small chilli, chopped

500g minced lamb

3 tbsp Sacla Chilli Pesto

salt & pepper to taste (I used about 1 tsp of each)

Method:

Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add garlic, onion and chilli. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes, until onion has softened. Add mince. Break up mince with a spoon. Cook, stirring, for 8-10 minutes, until browned and cooked through. Add the chilli pesto, salt and pepper.

Assembly:

8 crepes (click here for the recipe for the best crepes)

feta cheese – crumbed

Follow the photo instructions below. Place about 3 tbsp of the meat mixture in the middle of a crepe and sprinkle with crumbed feta. Fold two opposite sides of the crepe into the centre and roll starting on the short side.

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Crumb:

1 egg

2 cups panko bread crumbs

+ oil for frying

Whisk egg in a shallow bowl. Dip each filled crepe in the egg then coat evenly with panko crumbs. Fry crepes in batches in 1cm deep oil, until golden on both sides.

Serve immediately.

Quick dip:

3 tbsp yoghurt

1 tbsp Sacla Chilli Pesto

Mix yoghurt and pesto together… and thank me later.

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I was provided with Sacla products for taste testing. The recipe, photos and opinions are my own.

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3 Comments

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    [email protected]
    November 26, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Ingenious use of that chilli pesto! I love the sound of this dish. I’ve definitely got to try this with my remaining jar of chilli pesto.

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    Abz
    May 26, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Stumbled across your blog – love it! Beautiful recipes and photos, thank you for the inspiration. x

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