Alpine Ham, Cheese & Asparagus CrÃªpes
5 tbsp (75 mL) butter, divided
3 cups (750 mL) cut-up asparagus
2 cups (500 mL) sliced brown or white mushrooms
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1/4 tsp (1 mL) dried thyme leaves
1 tsp (5 mL) lemon juice
2 cups (500 mL) shredded Canadian Swiss cheese, divided
18 (6-inch/15-cm) crÃªpes
18 thin slices cooked ham
3 tbsp (45 mL) all purpose flour
1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard
1-1/2 cups (375 mL) milk
1/3 cup (75 mL) dry white wine
1/4 cup (50 mL) grated Canadian Parmesan
Melt 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the butter in large frypan over medium-high heat. SautÃ© asparagus, mushrooms, onions and thyme until tender and any liquid has evaporated. Add lemon juice, then salt and pepper to taste. Stir in 1cup (250 mL) of the Canadian Swiss cheese. Line each crÃªpe with 1 ham slice. Divide cheese and vegetable mixture among crÃªpes, roll up tightly and place in buttered 13 x 9-inch (3.5 L) baking dish.
Melt remaining 3 tbsp (45 mL) butter in large saucepan. Blend in flour and mustard. Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat. Add wine and 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the Canadian Swiss cheese; stir until melted. Salt and pepper to taste. Pour sauce over crÃªpes and sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/2 cup (125 mL) Canadian Swiss and Parmesan cheeses.
Bake in 400Â°F (200Â°C) oven, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until hot and lightly browned.
Make up recipe, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day before serving. Increase baking time to 45 minutes. For a change of taste use Canadian Cheddar or Oka.
Preparation time: 30
Cooking time: 30
Portions: 9 servings
Nutritional Analysis for 1 serving:
Energy: 420 kcal/1760 kJ
Protein: 25 g
Carbohydrate: 19 g
Calcium: 391 mg (36 % RDI / AQR)
Fat: 27 g