Spice up your usual brunch routine with this easy to make and delicious savory crepe recipe!
If you weren’t a crepe fan already, I have no doubt this recipe will make you one. The fabulous thing about crepes is that you can make them sweet or salty and they’ll taste amazing either way.
While the crepe is easy to make, the key to perfecting this recipe is the assembly. The leeks, eggs, and heavy cream are what make this crepe so tasty.
Make sure you have some time on your hands; the flour must be covered and chilled for at least 12 hours to achieve that perfect consistency.
Pro tip: In France, we like to drink cider with our crepes, the two are are a perfect match!
Try out his recipe below, I promise you won’t regret it!
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 cups whole milk
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup buckwheat flour or all-purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus 1 room temperature
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 medium leeks, white and pale-green parts only, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced
- Kosher salt
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- 2 large eggs
- Chopped dill (for serving)
- Freshly ground black pepper
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Whisk eggs, sugar, and salt in a large bowl to combine. Whisk in milk, followed by all-purpose flour, then buckwheat flour. Blend batter with 4 Tbsp. butter just to incorporate. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a medium bowl. Cover and chill batter at least 12 hours to allow flour to hydrate.
Let batter sit at room temperature 1 hour before cooking.
Stir briskly to reincorporate flour that will have settled to the bottom. Batter should be the consistency of heavy cream (adjust with more flour if too thin or milk if too thick). Heat a 10″ nonstick skillet over medium. Brush skillet lightly with remaining 1 Tbsp. butter. Lift pan away from heat and pour ¼ cup batter in the middle of skillet and quickly swirl pan to distribute batter evenly. Cook until crepe begins to set and edges brown, about 2 minutes. Carefully loosen with a heatproof rubber spatula, flip, and cook until other side is lightly browned, about 1 minute. Stir batter to reincorporate; make another crepe with ¼ cup batter. (Recipe yields enough batter for 8 crepes; reserve extra for coming days.)
Do Ahead: Batter can be made 2 days ahead. Keep chilled.
Preheat oven to 450°. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high. Add leeks, season with salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to soften (do not let brown), about 5 minutes. Add cream, lemon zest, lemon juice, and cayenne; season with salt. Bring to a simmer; cook until leeks are very soft and most of cream has reduced, 6–8 minutes.
Place 2 crepes on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Evenly spread ¼ cup warm leek mixture over each crepe, leaving a 2″ border around edges. Make a well in the center and crack 1 egg into each; season with salt. Bake until egg whites are cooked through but yolks are still runny, 6–8 minutes. Remove from oven and fold edges of crepes up and in toward centers. Top with dill and black pepper.
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