Crepes (Savory and Sweet)

Crepes have an exotic charm – the name and the country of origin! A street food in France, they are great when you have to have them on the go or just a sit-down romantic meal. The part that we love is that they can be customized to suit any palate, including the pickiest of eaters. Make them for a main course and/or as a dessert and they are going to be loved.

Prep Time: 10 min
Resting Time: 2 hours minimum
Cook Time: 2 min each
Makes: 12 (10″)

Ingredients:

All-Purpose Flour – 1 cup
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Eggs – 2, large
Milk – 1 3/4 cup
Melted Butter – 3 tbsp

Oil – for cooking

Ideas For Filling:
Savory-
Cheese (any)
Spinach
Tomatoes
Eggs (scrambled or boiled)
Artichokes
Olives
Paneer
Capers
Mushrooms
White Sauce

Sweet-
Fruits
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Whipped Cream
Sugar
Custard
Ice Cream
Jams

Method:

1. In a bowl, mix in Flour, Salt, Eggs, Milk and the Melted Butter in that order.
2. Mix well until incorporated well.
3. Allow the batter to rest for minimum 2 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
4. For cooking the Crepes, heat a 10″ non-stick skillet and drizzle a few drops. Wipe off the Oil with a paper-towel.
5. Pour a ladle full of Batter and quickly swirl the pan to spread the batter evenly.
6. Allow the Crepe to cook for about 1 minute or so till the edges get a little color.
7. Flip the Crepe and allow it to cook on the underside as well for 30 seconds.
8. Flip and sprinkle the Cheese, if making savory crepes.
9. Remove from skillet and fill the Crepe, roll or fold and serve.

Tips:
1. Make all the Crepes and store in the fridge, warm as serve as needed.
2. Batter has a good shelf-life in the fridge, upto 2-3 days

0 thoughts on “Crepes (Savory and Sweet)

  1. hey !!!!!!!! hetal mam n anuja mam u both rock!!!!
    m a student n i hd never tried to make evn tea @ home bt wid ur help i cooked mango salsa , chapati crumble n vangi bhat n evn i cudn blv it ws yummy like n e thng…….
    thnk u sooooo much …..n i lv u both….
    ur frnd anu:)

  2. Hi Hetal and Anuja,

    I am a constant follower of your site since last 2.5 yrs. I must say you have enriched my culinary skills to heights. You have introduced me to so many non Indian cuisines…and here is one more…Crepes 🙂 Wish to try them instantly, but for want of cheese and butter 🙁 I do not keep these at home normally. But have to have these for crepes.

    You have improved a lot regarding your presentation, kitchen and the site itself. Congratulations! May you keep going to help people like me.

  3. Hi ! I’m new to Ur site . OMIGOD ! U guys are D Best . I jus luv dis Site . Ur Crepes are Wonderful . My Mom Usually makes a roll of these crepes with freshly grated coconut , Sugar nd Cardamom Pd . Thanx a ton .

  4. what is the name of the spinach that you are using?? coz i get variety of them here and dont know which to buy..

  5. Hi Hetal and Anuja,I am a big fan of your website! You said that the crepes could be stored in the refrigerator. How do you manage that without them sticking to each other? Also how do you recommend reheating them before serving. I am planning to make these for company and want to do it efficiently without compromising on taste!! Thanks!

    1. Hi Parul,

      They will not stick – allow them to cool down a bit before stacking them OR just layer it with wax paper between the crepes. You can reheat them in a warm skillet or few seconds in the microwave.

    2. Also, if you have the time and since you will be serving them to company, we suggest that you try this method out – just to get a handle on it.

  6. I just wanted to thank you both for this great crepe recipe and all the encouragement and inspiration. I never would have attempted to make crepes until I saw your video. This recipe came out absolutely AMAZING! Thank you again for all the positive energy great cooking tips, tricks and recipes. You guys are the BEST! ; )

    1. Once you have the basic crepe, you can really fill it with anything you like. As long as the potatoes are cooked, they should taste good.

      1. Yes I did. My only question is : I got a little smell of egg even after I made the crepes. Is this normal? Or did I add extra eggs/more quantity?

  7. Loved your littl anecdotes at the end of the recipe….the dish is soooooo yummy.makes me want it right away

    1. Hmmm….still trying to figure out what you mean by “odd combination”. If you mean the spinach, artichoke and feta, its really not “odd” at all. Give it a shot.

    1. Thank you for the lovely compliment! There is a lot of background work necessary to post these recipe videos so for now, we are able to post only two videos per week. We wish we could post more often :).

      1. hey, thanks for reply..
        yeah it is too much background work to gather every different ingredients for different recipes but u girls r doing wonderful job.. luv ur recipes.

  8. I had something similar in Zanzibar (Africa) and they call crepes as pizzas!! But anyway, I had one filled with mango slices and nutella and it was absolutely delicious!

  9. The same thing can be made without the egg, add alittle semolina instead & wow! is your day, filling can be sweet or non sweet, the taste is even better. Go on try…

    1. Hi Daisypia,

      Thanks for offering an option for the viewers who don’t eat eggs. We’re sure it tastes delicious.

  10. Hi u guys are doing great job. Anuja you said pregnant this clicked me why don’t you add some salad recipes with raw vegetable salads or half cooked vegetables or beans salads so that it make a nutritional and quick diet for pregnant females. Specially for females like me who have just moved to US and keep looking at those dressing in store and wondering how to best use them.

    1. Hi Nalini,

      Yes, you can add vanilla if you like. We don’t add it because we can use the crepes for savory as well as sweet versions. Vanilla might not taste good with the savory ones.

  11. Hello again ladies,

    Just been thru all your tips n found the egg substitute.
    For all the other who benefit not just from what Hetal & Anuja share, but also from the responses, here is the substitue:

    1 egg = 1 tbl spoon flaxseed powder+3 tbl spoons warm water

    and keep aside for 10 min

    Sorry for bothering u earlier.

    Regards,
    Gauri

    1. Hi Gauri,

      The flaxseed egg replacer works great for some things but it is not a go-to for all egg replacement. We have not tried it in this recipe but it may not work as well as for baking recipes.

  12. Dear H & A,

    I am allergic to eggs, So I will also definitly like to know a substitute.
    I think in the mean time I can try this out with moong daal cheelas.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Gauri

  13. The butter u used is unsalted or salted? I had crepes just near the Eiffel Tower on a cold winter night in dec. thinking about the ur Paris Episode,it was amazing to see them make crepes(smoothing it out with that wiper kind of spatula, Happy…….. Now I can make it myself at home…without worrying about spending 5 euros for a single crepe!!!!!

    Thanks so much!!

    1. Hi Shalu,

      Nothing like gazing at the Eiffel Tower while enjoying a crepe! 🙂 We always have unsalted butter at home. You could probably use salted butter…just leave out the salt in the recipe.

      1. Very right,it was very cold ,freezing…in dec,and that warm crepe tasted yumm….and gave me the energy to brave the chill and head towards the parking lot after a tiring day and jetlag on top of that.This crepe recipe freshens…. my paris holiday memories….and i think your’s as well hetal.

        Will try it soon (got unsalted butter and nutella today)Thanks so much for all ur wonderful,no-fail recipes.

        Love u guys!

  14. Hi, I notice that you very often have the same questions repeated – the store where you got your pan, Magic Bullet, substitute for eggs etc… Maybe a FAQ section would be useful???

  15. Hi,
    Crepes with Nutella— Yum O !
    Can I make this batter without the eggs? Will Flax seeds work?
    Do let me know?
    Thank you,
    Jayashree

  16. I love your site. There is so much research that goes into making your videos keep up the good work.Can you upload a video of you talking about your favorite food,favorite pig out places etc. kind of an informal video so that your fans can know more about you.
    Thanks in advance

  17. Hi hetal & Anuja,
    My query is regarding the samosa recipe and not crepe. I have to make them for a party so have to make it in big quantity so my only question is if I lightly bake the samosas and freeze them like you you have suggested before to many people, what I wanna know is do I need to defrost or thaw them before frying or is it okay to fry them rightaway? your response will be much appreciated,
    Thanks in advance!!!!

  18. Hello,
    My name is Nehal. I recently got married & shifted to US. So you can imagine how my daily meetings in the “Panic Room”(kitchen) used to be. Its like a battle between me & my sabzis.
    But, after following you both as my guardian angels I have started to cook well. Thanks a lot.. 🙂
    I just have this doubt: May I use curd instead of Eggs for this recipe?

  19. Hi Hetal n Anuja……

    M veg……we dnt eat eggs so plz tel me tht can i prepare ths without eggs or instead of eggs cn i add something else..

    1. Hiya Aparna, it is pretty much the same, there are similar recipes, which use I think baking soda..etc or I’m not sure maybe flaxseeds??

    2. Even I would like to know if there is any substitute for egg. In general, if there is substitute, please mention it as part of the video. Thanks.

      1. I have tried using the vegan egg replacement, but the crepes turned out really horribble. I will keep trying other stuff & tell you once I succeed. Till then, any one who has a Eureka moment making egg
        less crepes, please share it with us, for the good of the humanity 🙂

        1. Hi,

          I used buttermilk and milk (half/half) and a pinch of baking powder and it turned out wonderful… tasted the same as the ones with egg…
          Hope you find this helpful!

          1. Hi Preeti,

            Yes, we are sure it will be very helpful to our viewers who don’t eat eggs. Thanks for taking the time to write your feedback.

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