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September 23, 2021

WHAT TYPES OF FOOD CAN YOU MAKE IN A CREPE PAN?

WHAT TYPES OF FOOD CAN YOU MAKE IN A CREPE PAN?

A crepe pan is a versatile and practical kitchen tool that makes for a great addition to any kitchen! By using the Berlinger Haus 10” Crepe Pan with Protector or its Eternal Collection variation, you’ll be able to create a wide variety of food that will delight everyone in your family.

Want to learn some crepe pan recipes? Here’s a list of the many foods you can make in a crepe pan.

 

1. Crepes & Pancakes

As its name proudly tells us, the crepe pan is an ideal tool for making crepes! This traditional French delicacy is similar to a pancake, but is lighter, thinner, and more delicate. Whereas pancakes are typically eaten flat and in stacks, crepes have much more versatile shapes which involve folding or being rolled up with an interior filling. 

The joy of eating a crepe comes from taking a soft, buttery bite that deliciously falls apart in your mouth. This is because without a leavening agent to make them rise, crepes aren’t fluffy like pancakes, giving them an altogether different texture. 

While most styles of crepes are sweet like their American counterparts, this scrumptious snack can have savory and salty flavors too. Dessert crepes often feature a combination of these toppings:

  • Sugar or powdered sugar 
  • Cinnamon, caramel, butterscotch or syrup
  • Sliced fruit such as diced strawberries or bananas
  • Nutella, peanut butter or chocolate sauce
  • Whipped cream, ice cream, yoghurt, mascarpone or sweetened ricotta
  • Lemon curd, fruit preserves or jam
  • Toasted nuts

On the other hand, savory crepes often include the same fillings as you’d find in an omelet:

  • Ham, bacon, shredded chicken or shrimp
  • Scrambled/fried eggs
  • Green peppers, onions or sautéed  vegetables
  • Potatoes
  • Cheese

 

How do you make crepes?

Being that crepes are always so well received, it’s a good thing that they’re also very easy to make! Making crepes is a lot like making pancakes, so you can have a lot of fun making this crowd-pleasing food in your own kitchen!

  1. The basic crepe recipe calls for a batter made from eggs, salt, flour, and milk by using a liquid-to-flour ratio of 4:1. 
  2. Let the batter stand for an hour after having whisked all the ingredients together.
  3. Lightly coat your heated 10” Crepe Pan with Protector with butter, then pour a thin layer of batter over the surface. 
  4. Make sure to work quickly to spread it around the pan, and to fill the middle as evenly as possible while also giving it smooth edges. 
  5. For a traditional crepe: Wait for the edges to brown slightly, then flip over. This kind of crepe is a bit crispy and has slight caramelization.
  6. For an extra soft crepe: Only cook until the surface is done, and has no dry spots. Don't wait for the sides to brown, and don't flip it over to cook.

Protip: If your crepes are turning out too rubbery, you’re either using too much flour, or cooking too slow!

 

Crepe Pan: The Perfect Pancake Producer

Just as it does with crepes, a crepe pan is ideal for turning out stacks of perfect, plump pancakes! As you would expect, a crepe pan is a fast and practical tool with which you can cook and flip your pancakes due to its lowered lid and smaller mass.

Just butter up its surface as you would with any griddle, and you can use this type of pan as your Sunday morning go-to producer of fluffy flapjacks, hearty hotcakes, and grandiose griddlecakes!

 

2. Pancake & Crepe Variants from Around the World

As it turns out, people from around the world love to eat pancakes! These different types of pancakes have their own regional characteristics, and best of all, they can all be made using a simple crepe pan.

Use your Berlinger Haus 10” Crepe Pan with Protector to create these mouth-watering international pancake crepe pan recipes:

  • Crepioca: This Brazilian pancake is made from an egg and tapioca flour batter that is sold as a salty or sweet wrap. 
  • Ploye: Originating in New Brunswick, this Acadian yellow buckwheat pancake can be eaten as a savory meal or sweet dessert.
  • Jianbing: This savory Chinese crepe-like street food is often served with hoisin sauce and deep-fried wonton wrappers for added crunch.

 

3. Bread Alternatives from Around the World

Using an oven to bake is just one way to make bread; as it turns out, a crepe pan can be your ticket to cooking up any one of these international flatbreads from around the world:

  • Tortilla: A Mexican flatbread used for fajitas, wraps and tacos. Use your crepe pan to serve up piping hot tortillas in no time flat!
  • Piadina: A fine, light  flatbread pancake made from flour and lard that originates from Italy.
  • Dürüm: A Turkish flatbread sold as street food usually filled with typical döner kebab ingredients.
  • Roti/Chapati: Unleavened wheat-flour breads originating from the Indian subcontinent that are rolled out much thinner than naan
  • Naan: Soft flatbread with air pockets that can be found throughout the world including Indonesia, India, and the Caribbean
  • Paratha: A light, flaky bread coated with vegetable oil that is eaten plain or wrapped with a garnish. 
  • Dosa: This thin pancake from South India features a rice-based crispy dough cooked on one side on a griddle, then folded and garnished with potatoes, sauces and spices.
  • Pita bread: This flatbread has a distinctive pocket shape that allows it to be used as a wrap or cut in half and filled, often as a kebab sandwich accompanied by hummus or tabbouleh.
  • Maghreb semolina bread: Originating from Algeria, this is the favored bread of choice consumed during the holy month of Ramadan. 
  • Roti prata: Indian flat bread used for Murtabak preparation in Singapore that is eaten with meat and onions. 

 

4. Most Anything a Frypan or Griddle Can Make

The strong resemblance a crepe pan shares with a frypan isn’t just with its looks. Just as the frying pan can do, so too can the crepe pan. 

This versatile cookware product can serve multiple other functions in a pinch, allowing you to cook foods like:

  • Sear large-sized meats and meat skewers
  • cook fish, seafood, chicken, and pork
  • Sauté vegetables
  • Prepare eggs (scrambled, fried, omelet, etc.)

Just remember: A crepe pan does not have a raised lid like a frypan does. This means that it shouldn’t be used to cook foods that use or release heavy amounts of liquids or oil (e.g. bacon).

With just this one item, you can cook all these great crepe pan foods. Why not get a crepe pan today to try your hand at cooking any one of these delectable crepe pan recipes?

Interested in getting your own crepe pan? Berlinger Haus offers a wide variety of practical pans and pots that are made to complement your home. Browse our online marketplace to find great deals on high-quality, European-designed cookware and kitchenware.

Raise your game in the kitchen by reading our blog! Find out which recipes to try out this fall, or how a tagine pot works and why you should get one.


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