Alton Brown Makes Crepes 3 Ways | Good Eats | Food Network

  • Published on Aug 12, 2019
  • Alton shows us not one, not two, but THREE recipes for delicious crepes!

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    Level: Intermediate
    Total: 1 hr 25 min
    Prep: 5 min
    Inactive: 1 hr
    Cook: 20 min
    Yield: 17 to 22 crepes


    2 large eggs
    3/4 cup milk
    1/2 cup water
    1 cup flour
    3 tablespoons melted butter
    Butter, for coating the pan


    In a blender, combine all of the ingredients and pulse for 10 seconds. Place the crepe batter in the refrigerator for 1 hour. This allows the bubbles to subside so the crepes will be less likely to tear during cooking. The batter will keep for up to 48 hours.

    Heat a small non-stick pan. Add butter to coat. Pour 1 ounce of batter into the center of the pan and swirl to spread evenly. Cook for 30 seconds and flip. Cook for another 10 seconds and remove to the cutting board. Lay them out flat so they can cool. Continue until all batter is gone. After they have cooled you can stack them and store in sealable plastic bags in the refrigerator for several days or in the freezer for up to two months. When using frozen crepes, thaw on a rack before gently peeling apart.

    Cook’s Note

    *Savory Variation Add 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs, spinach or sun-dried tomatoes to the egg mixture.

    *Sweet Variation Add 21/2 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons of your favorite liqueur to the egg mixture.


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  • Food Network
    Food Network  2 years ago +6

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    • L I fe DIY@B&G
      L I fe DIY@B&G 5 months ago

    • elevate111
      elevate111 10 months ago

      it's marked as private

  • beaux brasseur
    beaux brasseur 8 months ago +37

    This is how every food video should be done. Quick, concise, and spectacularly entertaining. 10/10.

    • beaux brasseur
      beaux brasseur 8 months ago +1

      @Kam Corder LOL! So true! Absolutely brilliant 🤙🏻

    • Kam Corder
      Kam Corder 8 months ago +3

      Also filmed through a window

  • Laura Dawson
    Laura Dawson 8 months ago +3

    I made the sweet crepe recipe with whole wheat flour and let it sit overnight. Added a bit of milk in the morning. They were perfect. My greyhounds both enjoyed the crepe fails.

  • Dr. Leonard Hofstadter SAVAGE FAM

    Alton says: oh you want a dessert crepes, sure no problem. Love how Alton Brown, adds a hilarious Sense of humor to his shows. Big fan of good eats 👍👍👍

  • idahojay
    idahojay Year ago +5

    I made my first crepe (turned out good), Thank you for recipe

  • Sohilah Nazir
    Sohilah Nazir 8 days ago

    Been looking for years for a recipe that tastes exactly like my mom used to make crepes when I was a kid. I finally found it. Thanx🌹

  • yertel t
    yertel t Year ago +2

    I made a batch of savoury batter and a batch of sweet batter last night. We had savoury crepes with thin sliced ham and/or thin sliced roast beef for dinner last night and we had the sweet for breakfast this morning. I've never made crepes before but these came out pretty darn good. No longer intimidated by the crepe. I will say the savoury recipe was a lot more forgiving in the pan than the sweet. The sugar in the batter changes things up a bit, plus having sat over night I had to play with the consistency a little more than I did with the savoury batter which only rested for an hour. By the last few sweet crepes I finally had the consistency and the pan heat better adjusted and got better results. The only crepes the dog's got were the one I dropped while flipping and the one that broke in two when it landed on the edge of the pan, while flipping. Starting to see a common thread, lol.

    Update: Made the basic recipe this morning. After trying both the sweet and savory last week I started thinking that any toppings or fillings you use are going dominate the crepe anyways, so why not try the basic recipe? I had a few for breakfast this morning with a little butter and maple syrup. Pretty good, not as sweet as the sweet option obviously, but I'm confident that with enough strawberries and nutella I could sneak them by my grand daughter, lol. So I've come to the conclusion that if you have a specific sweet or savory use for the crepes and know you will need the entire batch go for the sweet or savory option. If you want a couple crepes for breakfast but aren't sure what you want to do with the rest of the crepes, or if you want a couple to make sandwiches for lunch but don't want the rest of the batch to go to waste go for the neutral option.

  • Bratticuss Smith
    Bratticuss Smith 9 months ago +6

    I follow Jaques Pepin method for crepes. Very easy to follow and fast to make. Plus their is no wait either.

  • james potts
    james potts 11 months ago

    You can always count on Alton to bring out the best.

  • Fiethsing
    Fiethsing 9 months ago

    Love this video. 4min and half full of information without useless talking like most of the other videos.

  • Ari Faygenov
    Ari Faygenov 2 years ago +94

    Hearing Alton Brown say the phrase "perfectly lubed" gives me a feeling I don't even have the words to describe

    • Monke
      Monke 2 months ago

      Makes you wet?

  • Nathan
    Nathan 2 years ago +2

    Water in crepes? It's unheard of! Lol
    I've never tried water in my crepes but I guess I should give this recipe a try as well.

  • Scarlett Zhang
    Scarlett Zhang 9 months ago

    Watch this 2021. And he is 100% correct about first crepe will never work! This happened to me all the time. I wondering why and look he mentioned it too. Thank you for reducing my anxiety about first crepe failure

  • You're Not My Supervisor
    You're Not My Supervisor 2 years ago +1

    I love Alton’s Down to earth.. daf attitude.. 🙂

  • Ravenholm
    Ravenholm 2 years ago +20

    Pancake-flippin' crepes like a BOSS.

    • Ravenholm
      Ravenholm 8 months ago

      @Buff Rhino you're a horrible flip.

  • Mou Creation
    Mou Creation 2 years ago +1

    Delicious recipe 😍😍😍😍😍

  • Lisa Wallis
    Lisa Wallis Year ago

    Alton Brown is a genius

  • Frank Kolton
    Frank Kolton 2 years ago +34

    My golden retriever thinks his job in life is to hide any evidence of my kitchen mistakes, he can make something like a crepe disappear in 0.4 seconds.

    • FJ B
      FJ B Year ago +1

      He's sure to come in handy when learning to flip crepes and such ...

  • Regina Billotti
    Regina Billotti 2 years ago +16

    Nonstick pans are not a necessity. Just make sure the pan is warm enough and well buttered.

    • Hyra Elle
      Hyra Elle Year ago

      A plate with some oil in and a paper towel as spreading device being applied between each crepes is the most common technique i know.

      Just a spat of butter tends to move to the side and puddle around when the mix is added.

  • Savannah N
    Savannah N 2 years ago +32

    "They'd get fat and nasty...ughh"

    Shots fired Alton, shots fired.

  • Lee Arnold
    Lee Arnold Year ago +1

    Great demo, short, easydire tions and funny

  • donimoX
    donimoX 3 months ago

    Didn't have regular milk , used powdered milk (mixed with water) , still awesome!

  • Dol _
    Dol _ 2 years ago +1

    Thanks, I will try to make this

  • Tri Nguyen
    Tri Nguyen 2 years ago +7

    I believe there were some egg shells in the third batter.

    • Frank Kolton
      Frank Kolton 2 years ago +12

      That's for crunchy style crepes.

  • Lobna Khan
    Lobna Khan Year ago

    I m so blown away with your kitchen w0w

  • David stowe
    David stowe 2 years ago +2

    Great job and good luck
    Good eats
    👍🇺🇸👍. 🌮🌮🌮🌮🍔🍔

  • jaaaaannnnee
    jaaaaannnnee 2 years ago +10

    He forgot to use buckwheat flour for the savory crepe...

  • Mark Bradley
    Mark Bradley 2 years ago +7

    ..and it's not crepey at all that our point of view begins with watching him cook from outside while looking into [and following him through] a series of open windows like a stalker.

    • Sprink Hole
      Sprink Hole 2 years ago +5

      If you are Not stalking Alton Brown - you're not living right.

  • Miss Valencia
    Miss Valencia 11 months ago

    Best crepe video ever, 🍽 tthnks

  • PY's Kitchen
    PY's Kitchen 2 years ago +14

    Alton brown!! 😮😮👍👍

  • Basil Stevens
    Basil Stevens 8 months ago

    Why does Alton look like every art dude I’ve ever dated

  • ArrynBlue
    ArrynBlue 11 months ago +1

    When he started to turn and turn his pan with the butter I started to do the same with my phone! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤣

  • TheBigBenji
    TheBigBenji 2 years ago +10

    Alton: I hate having unitaskers in my kitchen!

    Also Alton: Let me break out my three blenders to make crepes!

    • Jo Luffman
      Jo Luffman 2 years ago

      It's a tv show. Theu usually have double of everything so they can show how to make one thing while there is another completed to continue.

    • TheBigBenji
      TheBigBenji 2 years ago +3

      @Zach Foos It's not lol the joke I was going for was that he doesn't like unitaskers, but he also has an excessive amount of blenders just because who has three full sized blenders?

    • Zach Foos
      Zach Foos 2 years ago +3

      Benjamin Raehpour since when is a blender a unitasker

  • Michael H
    Michael H Year ago

    Cool. A bigger pan better?

  • Nickolas Lane
    Nickolas Lane 2 years ago +5

    Food Network uploading Alton Brown= 1 like from me

  • Outta Thyme567
    Outta Thyme567 2 years ago

    The first crepe is the hardest

  • Ratna Siregar
    Ratna Siregar 9 months ago +1 should still eat the imperfect's still edible..hate to throw away food...

  • Dare Run
    Dare Run 2 years ago +483

    Please stop using new pictures of Alton as the thumbnails when the clips are old, it's clickbait.

    • dawson carpenter
      dawson carpenter Year ago +6

      So you only clocked because the way he looked?

    • Robert Pruitt
      Robert Pruitt 2 years ago +4

      I looked up a pic of him where he was talking about the remake.

      He's got less hair now than in the thumbnail. So while I'm not sure how old the thumbnail pic is, it doesn't appear to be that recent.

  • Johnny MaC
    Johnny MaC Year ago

    Only two things I would change is larger diameter and thinner.

  • Justin
    Justin Year ago +2

    Wow, that 2005 video quality tho

  • edith roth
    edith roth Year ago +1

    Why do you use water, is milk not enough?

  • Amanda Rossouw
    Amanda Rossouw 2 years ago +3

    It's way better to cook crepes on a flat griddle. You don't have to waist the 1st crepe.

    • donimoX
      donimoX 3 months ago

      I did a flat griddle, they were amazing!

  • linda parker
    linda parker 2 years ago +2

    Where are the 3 styles of crepes ! You really can keep all the comedy sir !

    • Garrett
      Garrett 2 years ago +3

      Linda, ever wonder why everyone else got it except for you?

    • Yoo Toob
      Yoo Toob 2 years ago +12

      Seriously? 00:05 Basic, 00:44 Savory, 01:18 Dessert. As to your comment regarding the comedy of Alton Brown, you must be new.

  • simon gislingham
    simon gislingham Year ago +1


    JOHN BISWANGER 2 years ago +7

    SHouldn't we have some salt in all the recipes?

  • Speakmymind777
    Speakmymind777 23 days ago

    These are not crepes, they are omelettes. The egg taste is overwhelming.

  • J Peters
    J Peters 10 months ago

    Nice try

  • Laszlo Mezei
    Laszlo Mezei 3 months ago

    Very Cool! What Brand of frying pan were you using, please!

  • James Orth
    James Orth 2 years ago

    How about ployes

  • M_Stanfield5441
    M_Stanfield5441 2 years ago

    *give it to the dog*

  • Strawberry Jam
    Strawberry Jam 2 years ago +2

    I’m not sure why I’m watching this or how I got here

    • FJ B
      FJ B Year ago +1

      Eating is the only addiction you can't quit cold-turkey and survive ...

    • MrChadSimoneaux
      MrChadSimoneaux 2 years ago +1

      And you may ask yourself.... Well.... How did I get here?

  • Yvonne Hourruitiner
    Yvonne Hourruitiner 2 years ago +3

    Anyone else get triggered when he taps the pan on the dog bowl at 3:27 and then just returns the pan to cook his food?

    • Frank Kolton
      Frank Kolton 2 years ago +1

      Oh great! Now I'm afraid that when I order crepes in a restaurant, that same pan from this show will just happen to be there and used to make my crepes, then I will exposed to some rare, fatal, heat resistant food borne pathogens that is carried by doggies. Immediately I'll become violently sick and die laying in a pool of vomit on some disgusting Denny's floor. Yeah, I can see why you're "triggered".

    • Garrett
      Garrett 2 years ago +1

      I had to explain this to my three year old too. Almost everything on tv is pretend. It's not real.

    • Graciesmom 2018
      Graciesmom 2018 2 years ago +2

      Not sure what you mean it’s not like he pulled the crepe back out! Omg 😂

    • MegaBeastout901
      MegaBeastout901 2 years ago +2

      It's a show.

  • Matt Johnson
    Matt Johnson Month ago

    Feed the 1st crepe to your dog if you want to give your dog a yeast infection. If not then eat it yourself or throw it away. (Or serve it to an inlaw you don't like).

  • Josef Beňo
    Josef Beňo 9 months ago

    Poor dog

  • thisdamnthingy
    thisdamnthingy 2 years ago +2

    So it's essentially the same recipe 3 times, with a some different ingredients each time.
    That's not really crepes 3 ways is it now?
    Alton deserves more respect than that.
    Eat the first crappy crepe cowards, you cooked it, you should eat it.
    "if you've lubed correctly" bwahaha
    So important though.

    • thisdamnthingy
      thisdamnthingy 2 years ago

      You make quite the argument, touche.
      *golf clap*

    • TheUnholyOne
      TheUnholyOne 2 years ago +1

      And deny my pooch a delicious but imperfect crepe? No way.

  • Grey Cat 45
    Grey Cat 45 2 years ago +2

    He didn’t make crepes four ways?...what a gyp.

    • Jo Luffman
      Jo Luffman 2 years ago

      djs bc sarcasm and racism👍🏻

    • Linda Buck
      Linda Buck 2 years ago

      djs bc 😝😝😝

    • Michael Sanchez
      Michael Sanchez 2 years ago +1

      @Grey Cat 45 It was great, I would try and flip like that and it would either fall on the stove, or it doesn't flip fully and you have a crumbled mess in the pan.

    • Grey Cat 45
      Grey Cat 45 2 years ago +1

      Michael Sanchez I know, I was just trying to be sarcastic. All three ways are just great and his tricky crepe flip was awesome 👍

    • Michael Sanchez
      Michael Sanchez 2 years ago +1

      djs bc He never said four ways, he said three ways, and he did.

  • Lionel Hutz - Attorney at Law

    This is total crap

    It just is. My wife is crap. My car is crap. But this especially.

  • ashlee452
    ashlee452 2 years ago


    • RouxSauced
      RouxSauced 2 years ago

      Food Network seems to make a lot of spelling mistakes

  • Matteo Camerotto
    Matteo Camerotto 2 years ago +11

    Yeah why would you clickbait? This videos are from 10 years ago. And it's not even the first time this happened they always clickbait. Rubbish channel