Search Books:

Join our mailing list:


Recent Articles

The Mystery Murder Case of the Century
by Robert Tanenbaum


Prologue
by Anna Godbersen


Songs of 1966 That Make Me Wish I Could Sing
by Elizabeth Crook


The Opposite of Loneliness
by Marina Keegan


The Skinny on Back Pain: What Does Work and What Doesn't Work
by Patrick Roth


Remembering Ethel Merman
by Tony Cointreau


more>>




Excerpt
The following is an excerpt from the book The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without
by Mollie Katzen
Published by Hyperion; October 2007;$22.95US/$26.95CAN; 978-1-4013-2232-8
Excerpted from THE VEGETABLE DISHES I CANíT LIVE WITHOUT by MOLLIE KATZEN. Copyright (c) 2007 Tante Malka Inc.. All rights reserved. Published by Hyperion. Available wherever books are sold

Asparagus Crêpes with Mushroom Sauce

Note:
    ē You can  make the crêpes -- and cook the asparagus -- up to several days ahead of time. Leave the pancakes stacked on the plate, then wrap the whole thing tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate until you're ready  to fill them and serve. Refrigerate             the cooked asparagus in a sealed plastic bag.

1 large egg
1 1/4 cups milk
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
A little melted butter for the pan
1 1/2 pounds asparagus (average thickness), trimmed and steamed until tender
Mushroom sauce (recipe follows)

  1. Place the egg, milk, flour, and salt in a blender and whip until smooth.
  2. Heat a 6 -- or 7 -- inch nonstick crêpe or omelet pan. When it is warm, brush it lightly with melted butter. Wait another 30 seconds or so until the pan is quite hot.
  3. When the pan is hot enough to sizzle a bread crumb, pour in 1/4 cip of the batter. Lift the pan, and tilt it in all directions until the batter thoroughly coats the bottom. Pour off any excess batter. (The pancake should be thin.)
  4. Cook on one side until set (about 20 seconds), then turn it over and cook for just another second or two on the other side.
  5. Turn the crêpe out onto a clean, dry dinner plate and repeat the procedure until you have used up all the batter. (If you keep the pan hotm you won't need to add much -- if any -- additional butter.) You can pile the finished crêpes on the plate; they won't stick together.
  6. To fill, place 3 or 4 stalks of cooked asparagus on one side of each crêpe, and roll or fold the other side over. Serve warm or at room temperature, with hot or warm Mushroom Sauce puddled onto the plate underneath and/or spooned over the top.
~ Yield: 4 to 5 servings (about 2 crêpes apiece) ~

Excerpted from THE VEGETABLE DISHES I CANíT LIVE WITHOUT by MOLLIE KATZEN. Copyright (c) 2007 Tante Malka Inc.. All rights reserved. Published by Hyperion. Available wherever books are sold