Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Spinach Blintzes


          I have seen these blintzes only in the frozen section of the grocery store, they have both the sweet and savory versions of it, I had tried the potato blintzes once, long time back and then totally forgot about them. I had stuffed pancakes in my mind when I started making this but finally ended up with these blintzes. They turned out to be extremely delicious, try it for a relaxed weekend breakfast or brunch or also as an evening snack for kids..

Need To Have
For The Outer Layer
  • All Purpose Flour - 1/2 cup
  • Whole Wheat Flour - 1/2 cup
  • Salt - 1/4 teaspoon

For The Filling

  • Chopped Spinach - 1 cup
  • Onions - 2 chopped
  • Potato - 1 medium
  • Chilly Flakes - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Feta Cheese - 2 oz



Method 
          Mix all the ingredients given for the outer layer with water to form a thin batter, leave it in the fridge  for an hour. Coming to the filling, boil, peel and mash the potato. Then heat some oil, add the onions, saute till they turn pink, then add the spinach and the chilly flakes, cover and cook the spinach for 5 minutes. Add the mashed potatoes, mix well, finally add the feta cheese. This is the same filling that I used for the spinach feta cheese puffs, in fact I made these blintzes from the leftover filling. Now take out the batter from the fridge, heat an omlette pan, pour a small ladle of the batter, swirl the pan to spread it, cook on both sides till light brown spots appear, remove and keep. Now take one crepe, place a little filling on one end, fold the two sides of the crepe slightly, then roll from the end where you have placed the filling. Now grease a pan with a little oil, place these rolls and cook them on all sides till the light brown spots become a little darker. Remove and serve it warm with some tomato sauce.
Sending it to Cooks' Joy for Valli's Kid's Delight - Evening Snacks/Tiffin event.

Note
Refrigerating the batter for an hour before making the crepes, gives non sticky crepes, so don't skip this step.
Also place the filling on the side that you cooked first, so that the side that you cooked second will be the one that shows out after rolling, this is the side that looks good.

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22 comments:

  1. looking excellent.. neat presentation.. making me hungry here..

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  2. I have not tried blintzes, yours looks tempting with neat clicks.

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  3. Hi Hema,

    looking excellent!!!

    neat presentation...

    making me hungry here :))
    www.southindiafoodrecipes.blogspot.in

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  4. I love this spinach little treats and they are very well presented too X

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  5. Wow this one is a really healthy treat for kids and for adults too ..looks so delicious.

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  6. This reminds me of fish pockets,looks pretty n yummm

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  7. wow....very tempting and interesting :)

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  8. These look so delicious...nice presentation too!

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  9. New to me...Looks very yummy...Love the neat presentation..

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  10. I have never seen or noticed the blintzes, looks so tempting and yummy :)

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  11. Lovely presentation and the lighting is perfect. Thx for linking.

    Vardhini
    Event: Kid's Delight
    Event: Only Vegan
    Event: Zucchini

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  12. Wat a healthy stuffing, truly inviting.

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  13. this one is new to me.. healthy and filling .. bookmarking

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  14. Ahh very tasty & interesting recipe!! I'm hungry now ;)

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  15. Oh wow! Looks fantastic :-)

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  16. Blintzes is a new word for me... Love the recipe and the spinach filling is awesome.

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