Spinach and leak filled pancakes

Pancake Day!


Alright, I know it’s the day after Pancake Day but note this recipe down and try it out next year round, or well, whenever you want! I always used to eat sweet ones when growing up, so a savory version felt like a cool idea!

Enjoy this Black Beatles mashup while cooking!



Pancake (ca. 6 pancakes)

  • 2 Eggs
  • 250ml Milk
  • 150 g Plain flour
  • Pinch of salt

Spinach filling

  • 250g Spinach
  • 1 Leak

Crème fraiche roux

  • 50 g Butter
  • 50g Flour
  • 150ml Milk
  • 200g Crème fraiche
  • 50g Edam cheese
  • Pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 1 Egg




Pour the milk in a mixing bowl. Whisk in the flour and crack in the eggs.  Whisk till its nice and smooth.  The mixture should be thin and runny, no lumps please! If it’s too thick add more milk. Heat a non-stick frying pan until very hot. Add a knob of butter. Once its melted and sizzling pour in a ladle full of mixture. The pancake is ready to flip when it no longer sticks to the pan. Continue till all the mix is used up. DOn’t worry if you mess up the first pancake, shit happens!

Spinach and leak

Finely slice the leak and wash. Wash the spinach too! Add butter and oil to a frying pan and gently fry the leaks til soft. Add the spinach. Once the spinach has wilted and reduced in size, season generously.

Crème fraiche roux



Add the butter to a saucepan. Once melted, stir in the flour. Next, add the milk, crème fraiche, nutmeg and cheese. Whisk over a low heat until the sauce is thick yet smooth. Pour half of the roux in with the spinach. Now crack in the egg to the remainder of the roux.





Finishing up!

Spoon a nice amount of spinach into each pancake, grate in some cheese and season. Roll into a fat cigar! Repeat with the remaining pancakes and place in a glass dish side by side. Pour over the sauce and bake in the oven at 180 for 20 minutes. Enjoy that cheesy, bubbly goodness!

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