I have made these with my 'second mom' many times...and they bring back fond memories. Thats why I wanted to share them with YOU!
- Melt butter and allow to cool completely (this is to insure that the warm butter doesn't begin to cook the eggs).
- Crack eggs into medium bowl and whisk until nice and thick.
- Add milk slowly.
- Then slowly whisk butter into egg/milk mixture.
- Sift Flour, Sugar and salt into a medium bowl.
- Slowly add flour mixture to egg mixture and mix until smooth.
- Spray an 8-10 inch frying pan (whatever you have on hand!).
- Heat on medium heat (be sure not to OVER heat pan, otherwise the batter will cook to quickly-- not allowing you to cover the pan), and add around 1/4c of batter to pan and quickly turn pan side to side-- to side, allowing batter to cover the bottom of the pan.
- Batter should make a thin layer on the bottom of the pan.
- Cook until top is no longer wet, and when the underside begins to brown.
- Do not attempt to turn; there is no need to.
- Remove from pan and spread your favorite jam or jelly on them.
- You can also make various desserts with these.
- The possibilities are endless!
Fantastic recipe. So much easier not flipping them over. I added vanilla for dessert crepes.
I mix mine differently. I let the butter cool and slowly add it to the eggs while whisking the whole time to not cook the eggs. Then I add the milk, this makes a more smooth batter. I let the batter rest for at least 1 hour, preferably wait overnight, and then use it. Much easier to handle when it has time to rest. Omit the sugar and change things up for a savory crepe.
I make a low-fat version of this recipe every Sunday. It's become a family tradition. My modifications: I use Splenda instead of sugar. I use skim milk instead of regular milk. I use egg beaters instead of eggs. I skip the butter entirely (used to use a substitute, but I just don't find it necessary). I add cocoa to the recipe, approximately 1 tbsp, to add a richer, chocolate flavor. I've made both the full-fat version and the low-fat version, and as the low-fat is a bit lighter, my family seems to prefer it (then again, we're all pretty accustomed to lighter tastes, so if you're used to heavier foods, I'm sure you'd prefer the full-fat version).
I had never made crepes before, but wanted to try and this recipe looked easy. Boy, is it ever. And the crepes were absolutely delicious even though I omitted the butter and used 1 percent milk. Next time, which will be today, I think I'll cut out the sugar, too, since I'll probably use some savory fillings rather than sweet. Thanks for a recipe that will become a standard in our house.