I… did not take French. I took Italian, and let me tell you, I was molto spavenato to make crepes.
They just seemed so complicated and delicate, and you need special tools and like, a mime or something?
Turns out, none of those things are true.
You can make crepes easily in your kitchen, with simple ingredients you have on hand, with a regular 9 inch pan already in your kitchen. No mime required.
We’re hosting home chef, Neal Spurgeon, for a hilarious morning of crepe making!
Base crepe ingredients:
1 cup flour
2 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup water
3 tbsp melted butter cooled to room temp
Make ’em savory:
Add 1/4-1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 cup chopped herbs of your choice
Make them sweet:
Add 2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Make them chocolate:
Add up to 1/4 cup cocoa powder (or two hot cocoa packets, lol) to the sweet crepe recipe listed above.
After mixing crepes, let the batter sit for at least 5 minutes.
Heat a 9 in short sided pan over medium heat. Lightly butter the pan and pour in 1/4-1/3 cup of batter on one side of the pan and swirl until the bottom is covered with batter.
Cook for 2-3 minutes or until you can see the batter has started to darken. Flip crepe and cook the other side for 1 min. Crepes should come out a nice golden brown color.