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Zucchini Swiss Crepes

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  Crepes 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Coarsely shredded unpeeled zucchini 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Chopped green onions and tops 6 Tablespoon
  Butter/Margarine 4 Tablespoon, divided
  Salt To Taste
  Ricotta cheese/Well-drained fine-curd cottage cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sweet basil/1 teaspoon dried dill 1 Pinch
  Oregano/1 teaspoon dried dill 1 Pinch
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Shredded swiss cheese 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), divided
  Flour 2 Tablespoon
  Milk 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Nutmeg 1 Teaspoon

Make crepes ahead as directed in recipe.
Shred zucchini and lightly press out excess moisture.
Cook onions gently in 2 tablespoons of the butter until soft.
Add zucchini and stir-fry until coated with butter.
Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt, cover and cook slowly until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.
Stir or shake pan frequently.
Uncover and cook a few seconds to evaporate any excess liquids.
Mix with ricotta or drained cottage cheese.
Season ricotta mixture with a generous pinch each of oregano and basil, the cottage cheese with dill.
Mix well and add a few grindings of pepper and 1/4 cup of the Swiss cheese.
Put about 2 tablespoons of the filling on bottom third of each crepe and roll it up.
Place seam-side down and one-layer deep in shallow baking dish.
Cover and refrigerate until later or finish with sauce as follows.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter and blend in flour.
Stir over low heat without browning, about 2 minutes.
Add milk and stir with whisk over low heat until sauce boils and is smooth and thickened.
Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt, a pinch of nutmeg and 1/4 cup of the Swiss cheese.
Spread over filled crepes and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Place under broiler about 5 minutes, or until sauce is bubbly hot and beautifully flecked with brown.
Serve from dish.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1976 Calories from Fat 1156

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 131 g201.6%

Saturated Fat 80.7 g403.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 557.6 mg185.9%

Sodium 1077.9 mg44.9%

Total Carbohydrates 121 g40.5%

Dietary Fiber 9 g35.9%

Sugars 36.1 g

Protein 85 g170.6%

Vitamin A 158.4% Vitamin C 157.6%

Calcium 167.9% Iron 34.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Zucchini Swiss Crepes Recipe