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Bites Fil Beit: Crêpe bel ferakh we esh el ghorab - Crêpe with chicken and mushrooms - Daily News Egypt

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Bites Fil Beit: Crêpe bel ferakh we esh el ghorab – Crêpe with chicken and mushrooms

We love food. We love the real, down to earth, tried-and-tested, handed-down-through-the-generations, local Egyptian food. Here is your chance to learn how to make these local delicacies in your own home. And just so you know what to ask for, we have added how to say the ingredients in Arabic. No more excuses, off to the souq!

Bites Fil BeitIngredients

  • 3 boneless chicken breasts, boiled – so-door fe-rakh
  • 2 egg yolk – sa-far el beid
  • 1 ½ cup mushrooms, sliced – esh el gho-rab
  • 2 ½ cups milk – la-ban
  • 5 tbsp butter – zeb-da
  • 4 tbsp cheddar cheese, shredded – gib-na ched-dar
  • 1 ¼ cup flour – de-‘ee’
  • 2 eggs – beid
  • salt and pepper malh and fel-fel



Preparing the crêpe

  • Use a whisk to mix 1 ¼ cup of the milk with 1 cup of the flour and the eggs.
  • Heat 1 tsp of butter in a medium non-stick skillet on medium heat. Pour ½ cup of the mixture in the pan and move the pan in a circular motion to covering the bottom of the pan.
  • Bake the crêpe for 2-4 minutes until the bottom is golden.
  • Flip the crêpe to bake the other side. Repeat the steps to make other crêpes.

Prepare the filling

  • Heat 1 tbsp of butter in a skillet on medium heat and add the mushrooms. Stir for 3-5 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Cut the chicken into small pieces and set aside.
  • Heat and stir ¼ cup of flour and 2 tbsp of butter together in a medium deep pan until golden.
  • Add 1 cup of milk, salt and pepper, stirring constantly until mixture starts boiling.
  • Add the mushrooms and chicken and continue stirring for another 5 minutes.
  • Spoon 3 tbsp of chicken filling on one side of each crêpe and fold the other side over. Place the crêpe in a baking dish.
  • Mix the egg yolks with 2 tbsp of milk and use a cooking brush to brush the crêpes with the sauce. Sprinkle the cheese on top.
  • Heat the oven to 180C and place the crêpes in the oven for 10 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve immediately.

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