The most amazing french crepes EVER! My husband’s perfected, authentic recipe for the best crepes ever made!
My husband served a two-year mission in Paris, France for our church some years back. He came home with this awesome little French cookbook. When we first got married, he started making crepes for me.
Now, before we go any further, I need to tell you that because my husband is fluent in French, he is very particular on how you say the word CREPE. If you just read that word and thought CRAPE – you would be wrong. 🙂 The E sound is pronounced like Eh. The French way to say the word is: Cr-eh-p. Crepe. Doesn’t that just make you feel French to say it like that?!
Back to my story…my hubby ended up changing the recipe in the cookbook several times (you should see the margins, all scribbled out and rewritten) and has made up his own version that are AMAZING. Like, best crepes EVER. My kids beg him at least once a weekend to make them. Poor guy.
Last weekend, we had the pleasure of having my in-laws in town for the weekend (Six Flags, baby!!) and what better excuse to bug dad into making crepes for the family?! So I pulled out my camera and begged him to let me take pictures and share his secret recipe for his famous ‘Chef Cory Crepes’. He finally agreed! YAY!
- 3 cups flour
- 6 eggs
- 5 cups milk
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 3 Tbsp. oil
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- toppings such as: Nutella powdered sugar, cinnamon, fruit, yogurt, whipped cream, etc.
- Mix all ingredients together in large mixing bowl with whisk.
- We have a crepe pan but you can use any small (about 8") nonstick pan. Turn up your heat on your burner to medium-high.
- Spray your pan generously with cooking spray and pour a small amount of batter on your pan (just enough to cover the bottom of the pan). Rotate pan around until batter covers the entire bottom surface in a thin layer.
- Cook until edges of crepe start to raise and bubbles begin to form underneath.
- This is what takes a bit of practice...shake the pan a little until the crepe is loosened and FLIP! You can also use a spatula to help out. 🙂
- Cook for an additional 30 seconds and serve warm with your favorite toppings! This recipe makes tons of crepes! I like to serve them with cut up fruit, fruit jam and whipped topping and my kids like cinnamon and sugar sprinkled inside and then rolled up (as below). There are tons of ways to enjoy these!
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Here’s my bro in law devouring his crepe!
The hubs says folding them in half once and then in half again, as the picture below, is the French way of eating a crepe. ENJOY!!
Wow.. these look amazing! Just pinned it.
Nutella and banana….for the true French experience! My mom use to make crepes and I have look for a recipe that rivals it. Hope this ends my 25 year search!
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Hi..love the crepe recipe. I love them with sugar, butter and lemon juice. PS..I am you latest follower and a Utahn, celebrating Pioneer Day today.
Heather Kinnaird says
crepes are my absolute favorite – need to try this recipe for sure
Heather Kinnaird says
Diane Balch says
My husband bakes bread so I can’t complain, but a French speaking, crepe making husband sounds so romantic.
I’ll pin this recipe.
Sandy Eigo says
These crepes look incredible! Crepes are my favorite, and I love trying out new recipes. Can promise you I’ll be trying this one next.
Sarah @ Simply Sarah Style says
These sound amazing! I will definitely be pinning this recipe for later use. Thanks for sharing!
Inspired by Family says
Yum! Just pinned it. Thanks for sharing.
Classy Clutter says
Colbath!!!!!! Man, I wish I had some of those right now! YUMMY! Featuring you today sis!
Shatzi @ Love and Laundry says
I’m totally printing this recipe right now. I’ve made crepes before but I’m so excited to try this recipe!! BTW, I’m jealous of your crepe pan. 😉
krishma farooq says
can i use some spicy topping of potato or chicken
This is the only recipe I tried to make crepes with and will probably be the only one I use! Since it’s just the man and I, we divide the recipe by 3 to yield about 10 crepes, which is still plenty! Thanks for fine tuning this recipe, it comes out perfect every time.
I just read this comment out loud to my husband and he is super happy to hear it! We love it too!! Thanks for taking the time to leave a sweet comment! xo!