How To Make A Basic Crepe

How To Make A Basic Crepe

(4 servings)    Printable Version
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
Whisk the flour and the eggs together in a large mixing bowl. Slowly stir in the milk and the water. Add the salt and butter, and beat the mixture until smooth.

If you have a crepe maker, you probably know what to do next. If you're not so lucky...

Heat a griddle or frying pan to medium. Give it a very light spray of cooking oil. Drop the crepe mixture onto the heated surface. Using about a 1/4 cup of batter for each crepe. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly. "Thin is in" when it comes to the layer of batter.

Cook each side until the golden brown brown (about 2 minutes for side one -- batter will bubble; and 1 minute for side 2). Gently remove and place on a plate. Place waxed paper between cooked crepes to prevent sticking.

This will make 8 crepes. 2 crepes make a serving.

One recipe and you can make a thousand different kinds of crepes. Use any filling or topping you can imagine. This is just a good basic, go-to crepe recipe.

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From J. Glass
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Don't get the batter too thick. With hot pan, roll the pan so as to spread the batter. Serve with lemon juice and sugar, but not too much of either.

Comment submitted: 4/2/2016 (#19855)

From Kyle
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Very good on a Saturday morning.

Comment submitted: 5/29/2015 (#19434)

From Night Owl
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Brilliant. Also easier then I thought.

Comment submitted: 2/28/2015 (#19295)

From B.F.F.

Making them for my bff and myself tomorrow... fingers crossed they turn out right!

Comment submitted: 2/23/2015 (#19287)

From privie
Rating (out of 5):  

Just made them and stuffed them with lettuce, fried egg, raw tomatoes and onions. Everyone loved it.

Comment submitted: 2/10/2015 (#19257)

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Comment submitted: 1/31/2015 (#19238)

From Robin
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First time making crepes and these were awesome. Love how easy they are to make.

Comment submitted: 1/19/2015 (#19218)

From Y. Saks
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This was fabulous!

Comment submitted: 1/4/2015 (#19188)

From Maria

I searched and found this. I will make them and comment again :)

Comment submitted: 11/26/2014 (#19126)

From Limey
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Try with lemon juice and sugar (not too much of each), then roll up and eat. Great for breakfast... English style!

Comment submitted: 11/12/2014 (#19105)

From Olive

Had a strong taste of butter.

Comment submitted: 10/27/2014 (#19084)

From Sang-sang
Rating (out of 5):  

Love this recipe. Definitely add the sugar and vanilla to it.

Comment submitted: 5/11/2014 (#18872)

From BK38
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I keep coming back to this recipe over all others for crepes. The best!

Comment submitted: 3/8/2014 (#17349)

From Cinnamon
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Hey... I am only 11 but I was searching how to make crepes because when I go to the theater they made such good ones so I really wanted my mom to make them and this recipe really really really rocks.

Comment submitted: 2/7/2014 (#17301)

From Kris
Rating (out of 5):  

First time trying crepes and they turned out AWESOME!!! For presentation, we rolled 'em up and stuffed the with jelly and cool-whip. Thanks a million.

Comment submitted: 11/11/2013 (#17137)

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Comment submitted: 9/20/2013 (#16567)

From C.J. Tasty
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Experiment: I added a heaping teaspoon of chopped fresh thyme and basil to the batter so they would be savory and then I filled them with cheesy scrambled eggs. Results: Success!

Comment submitted: 9/9/2013 (#16437)

From davina
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I've made this three times now! I'm finally getting perfect crepes each time. The trick is to tilt and turn the pan as you add the batter. I start with a 1/4 cup measuring cup, but usually only use about 3/4 of that. Stop adding batter when the bottom is coated and the crepes turn out each time. The amount of batter really depends on the size of your pan.

Comment submitted: 5/10/2013 (#15851)

From NutzyKookoo
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Add 2 teaspoons sugar and 2 drops vanilla to the batter. Served with sliced strawberries and Nutella. Absolutely amazing! Thanks!

Comment submitted: 4/12/2013 (#15628)

From Jess38
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They were delicious. I like them so much that I'm thinking of having them at my wedding!

Comment submitted: 3/14/2013 (#15385)

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