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Wild Mushroom, Shallot, and Chicken Scaloppini à la Crepe


Behold the proof that Pesach food need not be limiting and boring. This is a show-stopping appetizer that if you can believe, tastes even better than it looks. It’s destined to become a favorite for Pesach and all year-round.


Prepare the Chicken Strips

1. Place potato starch, salt, and pepper in a ziplock bag. Mix until combined.
2. Add chicken cutlets to bag and shake until completely coated.
3. Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Fry cutlets two to four minutes per side, and then set aside.
4. Add white wine, thyme, chicken broth, and lemon juice to the pan. Bring the mixture to a boil.
5. Lower heat and allow liquid to reduce to half for about seven to ten minutes. Pour liquid over chicken.
6. Turn chicken pieces over to coat both sides.
7. Cut into thin strips and then cover and refrigerate until serving.

Prepare the Salad

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius).
2. Clean mushrooms. Trim and discard tough stems and slice mushrooms thinly.
3. On a Gefen Parchment-lined baking sheet, toss the mushrooms with three tablespoons olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
4. In a small pan, toss together the shallots, two teaspoons olive oil, an 1/8 teaspoon sea salt, and a pinch of pepper.
5. Place both pans in the oven. Roast the mushrooms for 15 to 18 minutes, until golden and tender, stirring once halfway, and the shallots for 25 to 30 minutes, until soft and lightly browned, stirring once halfway. Remove from oven.
6. Trim and discard the ends of two of the shallots and place them in a food processor. Cover the remaining two and set aside.
7. Add five tablespoons olive oil, an 1/8 teaspoon thyme, vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, heaping 1/4 teaspoon salt, and a pinch of pepper to the food processor. Pulse until you have a smooth dressing. Adjust salt and pepper as necessary.
8. Thinly slice the remaining two shallots.
9. In a large frying pan, sprinkle baby spinach with a pinch of salt and pepper. Add one tablespoon olive oil. Raise heat and sauté leaves about three minutes until wilted. Remove from heat.
10. Add the roasted mushrooms and shallots to the spinach (if desired, reserve some roasted mushrooms and shallots at this point).
11. Drizzle with 2/3 of the dressing and toss well.

Prepare the Crepes

1. Beat eggs with salt.
2. Dissolve potato starch in water.
3. Add to egg mixture and beat well.
4. Spray or lightly oil a six-inch frying pan. Heat pan.
5. Drop less than a 1/4 cup batter into pan, spreading quickly to cover the bottom of the pan. When edges begin to pull away, turn over.
6. Heat for a few moments, then turn onto a prepared paper towel. Continue with remaining batter.


You may omit the potato starch from the crepes and reduce the water to 3 tablespoons. These crepes may be prepared in advance and frozen.

To Serve

1. Place an open crepe on each plate.
2. Divide the greens with roasted shallots and mushrooms among the individual plates.
3. Cover with a layer of thin chicken strips.
4. Top with parsley flakes or some reserved roasted shallots and mushrooms.
5. Drizzle with remaining dressing.