Brie Crêpe Melts with Roasted Tomatoes and Herb-Buttermilk Sauce

Melted brie cheese is tucked within these open-faced olive oil crêpes and topped with a warm salad of roasted cherry tomatoes and frisée. A chive buttermilk sauce gets drizzled over the top to bring all the flavors together.

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  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons skim milk or almond milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 4 ounces Brie cheese with rind, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1 small head frisée, tops lightly trimmed and torn into bite sized pieces

How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the tomatoes with a teaspoon of the olive oil and season with salt. Roast the tomatoes for 20 minutes, until lightly browned in spots and softened.

  2. In a blender, combine the flour, milk, water, egg, and 1/2 tablespoon of the olive oil. Pulse for 10 seconds until smooth. Cover and place the crêpe batter in the refrigerator to let rest for 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, whisk together the buttermilk, mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, lemon juice, chives, parsley and salt and pepper until combined and set aside.

  4. Preheat the oven to 350°. Heat a 10-inch nonstick pan and lightly brush it with some of the remaining olive oil. For each crêpe, add ¼ cup of the batter to the pan and quickly swirl to spread evenly. Cook over moderate heat until the underside is speckled and lightly golden, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Flip the crêpe and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute longer. Transfer to a baking sheet; repeat with the remaining batter to make 4 crêpes in total, brushing the pan with oil as needed.

  5. Over a baking sheet, lay 1 ounce of the brie cheese slices over the center of each crêpe. Fold 3 or 4 sides toward the center overlapping slightly onto the cheese, and repeat with the others. Bake until the cheese is melted and hot, about 4 minutes. Transfer to plates and top with the frisée and roasted tomatoes. Spoon over the buttermilk dressing and serve right away.

Make Ahead

The crêpe batter can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. The buttermilk dressing will keep for up to 5 days.

Contributed By Photo © Sarah Bolla Published January 2015

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