Basic Crepes Recipe

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This is one of my favorite recipes. It's best to make the batter at least 30 minutes ahead so the flour can absorb all the moisture before you start cooking the crepes.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 8 teaspoons butter

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 79 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, trace fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a small bowl, whisk milk and eggs. Combine the flour, sugar and salt; add to milk mixture and mix well. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Melt 1 teaspoon butter in an 8-in. nonstick skillet over medium heat; pour 2 tablespoons batter into center of skillet. Lift and tilt pan to coat bottom evenly. Cook until top appears dry; turn and cook 15-20 seconds longer. Remove to a wire rack.
  3. Repeat with remaining batter, adding butter to skillet as needed. When cool, stack crepes with waxed paper or paper towels in between. Yield: 16 crepes.
Originally published as Basic Crepes in Taste of Home February/March 2001, p12

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Reviewed Mar. 25, 2016

"This is very easy, though it took me much longer than 20 minutes to cook them. Maybe that will improve with practice?

I added cinnamon & cardamon, because I originally intended to use them around strawberries (with sweetened cream cheese, which was all very tasty), then tried some with veggies & chicken in a cheese sauce.
Probably better to go with plain or savory crepes for that.
Live & learn."

Reviewed Oct. 22, 2014

"the perfect standard crepe recipe! Not too eggy or pancake like"

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"I make this at least once a week and everybody loves it, I use only 1 whole egg and 3 egg whites to get a more healthy choice, we stuff them with a variety of fruits and sweet toppings for sweet crepes or cheese, ham, mushrooms and sauces for savory crepes... They are really easy to make and very tasty"

Reviewed Jun. 14, 2013

"Can you substitute some ground flax seed for the egg(s):"

Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"These are the tastiest, most easy crepes I have ever made. I have used this recipe many times while cooking in a diner and it has never failed me"

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