Kale-filled crepes recipe

Published August 27, 2011 1:01PM (EDT)


Kale filling

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ red onion (chopped)
  • ⅔ cup stock
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1 cup kale (chopped)
  • 1 cup turnip greens (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 2 petite summer squash (chopped)
  • Salt to taste
  • 8-10 nasturtium blossoms

Salal Raspberry Syrup

  • ½ cup wild black raspberries
  • ½ cup salal berries
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 tablespoons raw sugar


  • 1 cup sifted white flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • Bacon grease


Kale filling

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pan. Add onions. Sauté 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add a splash of stock and the garlic. Continue cooking until onions are translucent.
  3. Add kale, turnip greens, squash, parsley, salt and remainder of stock. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and add nasturtium blossoms.

Salal Raspberry Syrup

  1. Blend water and berries in blender.
  2. In a small sauce pan, melt butter over a low flame. Add berry mixture. Add sugar and stir.
  3. Simmer for 3-4 minutes. Stir regularly.


  1. Put milk, water, salt and eggs into blender. Add flour and butter. Blend at high speed for about a minute.
  2. Put batter in freezer for 30 minutes, or refrigerate for an hour or two.
  3. Heat one teaspoon of bacon grease in a 6-inch cast-iron pan at medium until it begins to smoke, but just barely.
  4. Remove from heat. Pour ¼ cup of batter into pan. Roll your wrist until batter spreads across entire bottom surface of pan. Return pan to flame. Cook for 45-60 seconds.
  5. Loosen edges of crepe with rubber spatula. Shake crepe back and forth in pan. Use spatula to turn crepe. Cook for an additional 10-20 seconds.
  6. Repeat.
  7. Serve, filled with toppings and sour cream or yogurt.

By Felisa Rogers

Felisa Rogers studied history and nonfiction writing at the Evergreen State College and went on to teach writing to kids for five years. She lives in Oregon’s coast range, where she works as a freelance writer and editor.

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