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Basic French Crepe Recipe

Basic Crêpes

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 30 crêpes


  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp butter for coating the pan


  1. Start by beating eggs and adding whole milk.  Mix to combine

  2. Add flour and salt and whisk until batter is smooth

  3. Cover and let rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour and preferably overnight

  4. Remove from refrigerator and mix gently to reincorporate the batter.  The fat from the whole milk will likely have separated

  5. Heat a crêpe pan or medium nonstick skillet over medium low heat

  6. Add a small pat of butter and once melted, spread evenly on the pan using a paper towel

  7. Add 1/4 cup batter to the center of the pan and tilt the pan to spread the batter around evenly

  8. Cook 1-2 minutes on the first side or until golden on the bottom

  9. Flip using a heat proof spatula and cook the second side for 1-2 minutes more

  10. Add your favorite toppings after cooking or cool and stack for later use