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Though bagels and bread are off-limits during the Jewish holiday of Passover, that doesn’t mean observers must abide by a matzoh-only diet. Below, former Blogger of the Week Jamie Geller of Joy of Kosher shares a light and airy breakfast crepe made with Passover-friendly potato starch.
Passover Crepes With Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon
By Jamie Geller
Makes 12 crepes
3/4 cup potato starch
1/3 cup almond meal
Salt, to taste
3/4 cup whole milk
1 large egg
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3-4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
6 ounces cream cheese, softened (I prefer Philadelphia)
2 teaspoons grated horseradish (optional)
6 ounces smoked salmon, thinly sliced
Fresh dill sprig, for garnish
Place the potato starch, almond meal, and salt in a bowl and whisk to combine the ingredients thoroughly. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and melted, cooled butter. Add the potato starch mixture and whisk the ingredients to blend them thoroughly. Let the mixture rest for at least 20 minutes. Just before cooking the crepes, mix the batter again thoroughly to incorporate the potato starch that has settled to the bottom.
Preheat the oven to warm. To make the crepes, heat 1 tablespoon of the room temperature butter in a sauté pan over medium heat. When the butter has melted and looks foamy, pour in the batter, using two tablespoons (1/8 cup) for each crepe. Reduce the heat to low-medium and cook for about one minute or until lightly browned at the edges. Turn the crepes over and cook for about minute, or until lightly browned. Repeat with the remaining batter, wiping the pan between batches, using 2-3 teaspoons butter for each new batch, as needed to prevent the pancakes from sticking to the pan. As the crepes are cooked, place them on a baking sheet and keep them in the warm oven.
To serve, mix the cream cheese and horseradish together, if desired, and spread equal amounts on top of each crepe. Top each crepe with equal amounts of smoked salmon. Garnish each crepe with a small sprig of fresh dill. Roll crepes and serve.
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