silky potato crepes

(from furball’s recipe box)

This recipe from wailana was a secret family recipe for a while, but now it’s out there in the open! Enjoy!

Source: wailana

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Serves 4 people

Categories: crepes, egg free, potatoes, vegetarian


  • 1/2 cup beet, peeled and finely diced
  • 4 cups potato, peeled and cubed
  • 2 Tbsp. eggless mayonnaise or low-fat sour cream or cream cheese
  • 1 tsp. egg replacer powder
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cup onion, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups tofu, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 4 tsp. lemon juice
  • 4 tsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. fresh ginger juice*
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup, or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch mixed with 1 tsp. water
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped, plus 8 sprigs for garnishing


  1. Steam the beet for 15-20 minutes until tender. Set aside. Meanwhile, boil the potato until tender. Drain well, then mash and add the mayonnaise, egg replacer, and half each of the oil and salt. Mix well and set aside to cool slightly.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Using 2 large oiled baking trays (nonstick works well), form 4 crepes on each tray by taking 1/3 to 1/2 cup of mashed potato mixture and patting into 5-inch circles. Leave a little space between each crepe. (Use all the mashed potato.)

  3. Bake until the underside is lightly browned, about 20-30 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool enough to handle. Using a thin spatula, carefully loosen each crepe from the tray.

  4. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tsp. oil in a skillet and sauté the onion until tender. Add a little water if needed to prevent burning. Add the steamed beets and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt.

  5. Add the tofu, lemon juice, soy sauce, ginger juice, maple syrup, and pepper and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated. Add the cornstarch mixture and stir until thickened. Remove from the heat and mix in the cilantro.

  6. To serve, place approximately 2 Tbsp. filling along one side of each crepe. Roll once and place seam side down on a serving dish. Garnish with a cilantro sprig. (If desired, heat the crepes to warm through first before garnishing and serving.)

  7. Serves 4

  8. *To make fresh ginger juice, simply grate some fresh ginger, then manually squeeze the pulp.

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