Aryan's Crepes (French Pancakes)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 mins

Aryan worked for my grandparents when my mother was a teen. This is her crepe recipe as handed down to Mom and then to me. It's a family favorite for weekend breakfast and for dessert. We've even framed the recipe for the kitchen wall!


  1. Melt shortening over medium heat in a large non-stick cooking pan or crepe pan.
  2. While shortening melts, combine and whisk other ingredients. Make sure no lumps remain.
  3. Add melted shortening and mix well.
  4. Pour just enough to coat bottom of pan. Thin is good with crepes. Tip the pan to fully coat the pan with a thin layer of batter.
  5. Flip when the crepe slides easily around the pan and has a golden color.
  6. Place on plate, add strawberries and roll crepe.
  7. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Most Helpful

I made this recipe low carb and it was great. I used flax seed instead of flour and used 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream and 1/3 cup water instead of the milk. Topped with Walden Farms no calorie/carb jelly. Yum!

Emily C. April 06, 2016