Shrimp and Crab Au Grautin in Crepe Beggars Purse

Ingredients for Crepes:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil


  1. In a blender combine eggs, milk, flour, salt and oil. Process until smooth. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and brush with oil. Pour 1/4 cup of crepe batter into pan, tilting to completely coat the surface of the pan. Cook 2 to 5 minutes, turning once, until golden. Repeat with remaining batter.

Ingredients For Au Grautin:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 12 fluid ounces heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 large yellow onion, minced
  • 1 stalk celery, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups shredded Fontina cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Sharp White Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded American cheese
  • 1 pound cooked crabmeat
  • 1 pound cooked shrimp
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 1 bunch chives


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x9 inch baking dish. In a bowl, whip together the egg yolks and heavy cream.
  2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saute the onion and celery about 5 minutes. Season with salt, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and Creole seasoning. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until very tender.
  3. Mix the flour into the saucepan, and cook and stir continuously for 5 minutes. Mix in the egg yolk mixture. Stir in the Fontia, Cheddar cheese and American cheese until melted. Remove from heat and fold in the crab meat. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until bubbly and lightly browned. Remove from heat and top with the sharp Cheddar cheese and green onions.
  5. Fill crepe with about 1 cup of au grautin and tie with chive. Serve immediately.


Melynda said...

Hanna, your beggars purses are delightful! Nice presentation, as always.

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

WOA this def took some time! What a fun unique recipe. Great photos!

XO Lindsay

Orangies Attic said...

Ummm... I need that, RIGHT NOW. Orangies Attic

Mrs. Tuna said...

That looks great! I always fail crepe however.

Lindsay said...

Did you say CREPE? Yum! Where do you find these AMAZING recipes?

Dear Lillie said...

Wow - these look divine, Hanna! I hope that you and your babies had a wonderful 4th of July!

Lynzy said...

This recipe looks absolutely delicious! Definitely saving it as a favorite and to try it in the future! :)

xo Lynzy

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

OMG, these look AMAZING! Marking in my faves folder. Thanks for sharing!

Cheyla Marie said...

WOW those look so amazing! I wish I could make that!


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