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Open-Faced Buckwheat Crêpes with Grilled Eggplant and Mâche
© Phoebe Lapine

Open-Faced Buckwheat Crêpes with Grilled Eggplant and Mâche

  • SERVINGS: Makes 8 crêpes

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


  1. 3/4 cup buckwheat flour
  2. 2 large eggs, beaten
  3. 1 1/3 cups milk
  4. 2 large eggplants, thinly sliced lengthwise
  5. 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for brushing
  6. Sea salt
  7. 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  8. 1 tablespoon finely chopped mint
  9. 2 tablespoons capers, coarsely chopped
  10. 5 ounces mâche
  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.