Open-Faced Buckwheat Crêpes with Grilled Eggplant and Mâche

The grilled eggplant can be prepared ahead and refrigerated overnight. Just bring it to room temperature before using.

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  • Servings: Makes 8 crêpes
KEY: Fall, Summer, Grilling/Barbecuing, French, Fast, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Web Exclusive, Lunch

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup buckwheat flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 2 large eggplants, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • Sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped mint
  • 2 tablespoons capers, coarsely chopped
  • 5 ounces mâche

How to make this recipe

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the buckwheat flour with the eggs and half of the milk until lump-free. Add the remaining milk and whisk until smooth. Refrigerate the batter for 20 minutes.
  2. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Brush each piece of eggplant on both sides with olive oil and season with salt. Grill over high heat, turning once, until soft, about 2 minutes per side.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice with the mint, capers and the 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  4. Line a plate with wax paper. Heat an 8-inch nonstick skillet and lightly brush with olive oil. Add 1/4 cup of the batter to the skillet and swirl to coat the pan. Cook over moderate heat until the edges begin to pull away from the pan, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Flip the crêpe and cook 30 seconds to 1 minute longer. Transfer the crêpe to the prepared plate and repeat with the remaining batter.
  5. Top the crêpes with the eggplant and the mâche. Drizzle with the lemon-herb sauce and serve.
Contributed By Photo © Phoebe Lapine Published September 2010

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