French Canadian Crepes

Canadian crepe
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Refrigeration: 20 mins
Total: 55 mins
Servings: 10 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
88 Calories
5g Fat
9g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10
Amount per serving
Calories 88
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 170mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 3g
Calcium 77mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Crepes are considered a French specialty, and the French Canadians claim ownership of this crepe recipe. It is slightly thicker than traditional crepes, with crispy edges, and can be filled with both sweet and savory ingredients. Calling for just milk, flour, egg, and melted butter, this recipe is easy to put together on a weekend morning for a delicious brunch or special breakfast or lunch.

The ingredients are whisked together and refrigerated for twenty minutes to allow the air bubbles to settle so your crepes are hole-free; then a few tablespoons of batter are swirled in a pan, cooked for a minute, and then flipped gently to cook the other side for another minute. If you've never made crepes before, it may take a bit of practice to get down the technique, but don't worry if they aren't perfect—once they're filled and rolled up, any imperfections won't be visible.

These French Canadian crepes are amazing when filled with a bit of sweetened whipped cream and then drizzled with maple syrup. But feel free to add your favorite crepe fillings such as Nutella, fruit, sweetened cream cheese, ham and cheese, or seafood.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon butter (melted)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons butter (for cooking crepes)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk all the ingredients vigorously until the crepe batter is completely smooth.

  3. Place the batter in the refrigerator and allow it to rest for at least 20 minutes.

  4. Melt a little bit of the butter in a crepe pan or large skillet over medium-low heat.

  5. Add 3 tablespoons of the batter to the pan and swirl until the bottom of the pan is completely covered.

  6. Cook the crepe for 1 minute, or until it is slightly moist on top and golden underneath.

  7. Using a spatula, loosen the edges of the crepe, then slide the spatula underneath, and gently flip it, trying to have it lay flat.

  8. Cook for 1 more minute, until the edges are starting to crisp up, and transfer the cooked crepe to a plate to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining batter, adding more butter if the pan becomes dry.

  9. Fill with desired ingredients and fold or roll up.

  10. Serve and enjoy.

Tip

The size of your skillet will determine how thick the crepes will be—the larger the pan, the thinner the crepe, and a smaller-sized skillet will produce a thicker crepe. You can increase or decrease the amount of batter used to control the thickness of the crepe; a good guide to follow is using 1/4 cup batter for a 9-inch skillet, and 1/3 cup for a 12-inch pan.

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