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Breaded Crepes with Ham and Cheese

  • Author: Balkan Lunch Box
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Yield: 7 1x
  • Category: Main Course



  • 1011 ounces white flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup oil
  • 7 ounces mayo
  • 14 ounces ham (diced)
  • 8 ounces yellow cheese (such as Gouda, grated)
  • 5 ounces white flour
  • 4 eggs (beat)
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 5 ounces bread crumbs
  • Oil


  2. Combine flour, eggs, baking soda, salt and milk in a larger bowl. Mix the batter with a spatula for a few minutes, then turn on the hand mixer. Continue mixing with the hand mixer, slowly adding water as necessary. (You may need more or less water.) Mix until the batter is free of crumbs, and is completely smooth with a consistency (thickness) of heavy cream.
  3. Pour oil into a small bowl. Take a paper towel and dip it in the oil, and then use the paper towel to coat the crepe pan with it. Heat up the pan on the highest until it’s really hot.
  4. Transfer a small amount of batter into the pan by using a ladle. Watching that the batter doesn’t leave the pan, swirl it around until the batter coats the pan bottom evenly. When the crepe has slightly browned on the bottom (about 30 seconds), flip it around to the other side. Place the finished crepe on a plate.
  5. Oil the pan with a paper towel. Heat the pan again, then repeat the process until you are out of batter.
  7. Heat up oil in a deep skillet or a pot on highest. (Oil should be the thickness of one to two fingers.)
  8. Take a crepe and spread about a tablespoon of mayo on. Then take about a handful of cheese and two handfuls of diced ham and place on the bottom half of the crepe. Finally, lift left and right sides and fold them inward just a little bit. Take the bottom of the crepe and roll it upward. You should have a completely folded crepe. Dip the crepe first in flour, then egg, and finally bread crumbs.
  9. Repeat for all crepes.
  10. Carefully place crepes in hot oil. Fry each side about 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Depending on the size of your skillet, you’ll have to do this in batches.
  11. Eat warm. (Optional) Serve with soup and salad.