Crepes Suzette

Recipe by LMillerRN
READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 12 crepes




  • To make crepes,combine flour, sugar and salt in a food processor and process briefly. With motor running, add milk, water, eggs and butter through feed tube. Process until smooth. Let stand 30 minutes before using.
  • Make crepes as directed:
  • IF your pan is not nonstick, film it with a light coat of butter or oil. Heat until you hold your hand an inch away and feel the heat, then ladle in a small amount of batter, about 2 Tablespoons.
  • Lift the pan and rotate it, swirling a thin, even coating of patter all over the pan. Keep swirling until the batter stops moving.
  • Set the pan on the burner and cook about 15 seconds, until the top is dry. Using a thin spatula, lift one edge. Using your fingers if necessary , lift the crepe and turn it over, then use your fingers to nudge out any wrinkles.
  • Cook until the crepe moves when you jerk the pan. Slip out onto waxed paper.
  • Orange Butter Sauce:
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, combine butter, oj, sugar, lemon juice and orange zest, if using.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring to melt sugar, then boil until slightly thickened, 2-3 minutes. Stir in 2 T Grand Marnier and cognac. Return to boil for 30 seconds. Remove from heat.
  • One by one, place a crepe in the sauce and turn it over to coat. Fold crepe in half, then in quarters. Place on warmed plate with point toward the middle.
  • continue with each crepe, overlapping each one slightly.
  • Spoon extra sauce over the crepes.
  • Heat 1/2 c Grand Marnier briefly in a microwave or in a ladle held over burner. Pour over crepes and ignite with a long handled match, or light in ladle and pour flaming liquor over the crepes.
  • Serve immediately when flames die.