Tuesday, August 18, 2015

“Chicken & Prosciutto Crepes” In Honor Of Julia Child's Birthday

Bonjour or Welcome to “Wordless Tuesday!” Where there is a mouthwatering recipe which I know you have been waiting to enjoy!  

Julia Child's Birthday (August 15, 1912) was last Saturday and the anniversary of her death (August 13, 2004) was also last Thursday. Julia would have turned 103 years old if she was still alive…But her legacy continues…. She was an American cooking authority, cookbook author, TV Cooking show host, etc. Julia Child shared the passions, philosophies, and products of her kitchen for many years. Now she is sharing the kitchen itself with millions, having donated it to the National Museum of American History in 2001. I, for one am a huge fan. I will continue to learn, whether it is through her cookbooks, or old re-runs of her TV show. Thanks Julia….

To celebrate Julia Child, who many people consider the chef of her generation, I have listed below a few of her memorable quotes about life, fun, and food, courtesy of “Goodreads.”  

1. “A party without cake is just a meeting.”
2. “Life itself is the proper binge.”
3. “You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces, just good food from fresh    ingredients.”
4. “Fat gives things flavor.”
5. “People who love to eat are always the best people.”
6. “In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.”
7. "Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper.”
8.  “A house without a cat is like life without sunshine.”
9. “I believe in red meat. I've often said: red meat and gin.”
10. “The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking, you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”

In honor of Julia, I am sharing a fabulous and delicious recipe that she would have loved. Among the many foods that Julia Child adored were Puff Pastry, Crème Puffs, Chicken Kiev, Quiche Lorraine, Crepes and so many more dishes…

Chicken & Prosciutto Crepes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Oven Temp: 400 °F
Serves: 4-6 people 

Crepe Batter:
4 oz of unbleached flour
Pinch of salt
1 medium egg
1/2 pint of milk
1 tbsp of olive oil
Oil to grease pan

4 tbsp of unsalted butter
3 tbsp of unbleached flour
1/2 pint of milk
2 tbsp of Fontina or Gruyere cheese
2 chicken breasts; cooked & shredded
3 slices of Prosciutto shredded
Salt & pepper

Garnish: Parsley

Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Make a well in the center and drop in the eggs. Start to mix in the eggs gradually, taking in flour from around edges. When becoming stiff, add a little milk until all the flour has been incorporated. Beat to a smooth batter, and then add the remaining milk. Stir in the oil. Cover the bowl and leave it in a cool place for thirty minutes. Heat a small frying pan, or 7 inch crepe pan. Wipe over with oil. When hot, add enough batter mixture to cover the base of pan when rolled. Pour off any excess batter. When brown on the underside, loosen and turn over with a spatula and brown on the other side. Pile on a plate and cover with a clean towel until needed. 

To make the filling, melt the butter in a pan. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and gradually stir in the milk. Return to the heat, bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes, stirring continuously. Add the cheese, chicken, Prosciutto, salt & pepper and stir until heated through. Do not re-boil. Divide the mixture evenly between the crepes and roll up or fold into triangles. Place in baking dish and cover with aluminum foil. Heat in a hot oven for about 10 minutes. Garnish with parsley…Serve immediately!!!  Buon Appetite!

Till Next Time………………………………...................

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  1. Had trouble posting, sorry if this appears twice!
    Dottie, you wrote a great tribute to an awesome lady! I loved Julia Child, her bigger than life personality and her great food. She made cooking adventurous and appealing, and most important, fun. Her great quote works for me: “No matter what happens in the kitchen, never apologize.” I learned from that one and concur totally when I have a failure in the kitchen! :-)

    Your crepes definitely look fabulous and I can imagine how delicious. Julia would've loved this!

    1. Hi Pam,
      Thank you! It only appeared once, no problem..Your comment is so nice, and yes, Julia Child is a favorite of mine...She really was a pioneer in her time...love to watch her old shows...she was funny, and yet I learned so much from her as well. Love that quote as well....These crepes are so good and they really are easy.. I also make homemade Manicotti with the same crepe recipe..They come nice and light. So happy that you enjoyed this post and the recipe..Have a super day!
      Dottie :)

  2. Love Julia Child. Learned how to cook reading her books, and still use many of her recipes. Great tribute! And great post -- thanks.

    1. Thanks John for your visiting and comment..I agree with you love her too. I can't think of a person that doesn't know her name or her cooking show. She was the best and one of the first...So glad that you enjoyed this post....Have a great Wednesday! Dottie :)

  3. Julia Child what an inspiration! I recently saw the film again, so lovely to watch. Great article Dottie. Un abbraccio!

    1. Hi Alida,
      Thanks for your comment....Yes I agree with you Julia Child was and still is an inspiration. Love to watch her old shows and I did love the movie with Meryl Streep..She did a wonderful job of playing Julia. So glad that you enjoyed this one...Have a great week ahead dear friend!
      Dottie :)

  4. I love the quotes!! All true and full of life and fun. She was a wonderful lady and a real good cook. I loved her. I don't really enjoy the cooking shows now. They are all contests and actually some are just plain silly. It is not about the cooking anymore but about absurd and constant competitions.
    Blessings dear. xoxo Catherine

    1. Dear Catherine,
      Thanks for your wonderful comment. So glad that you enjoyed the quotes and this post on Julia. She really was a fun person to watch her cook. I agree with you about the cooking shows, I think there are too many contest as well. Everytime I turn to those channels that is all I see. That is why I love the Create Station channel 133. You can see all the good ones and then on PBS as well. It is sad that they don't really get to the cooking part, it reminds me of all of these crazy reality shows, which I hate..But at least there are some good ones left...Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week..
      Dottie :)