How To Make Crespelles: A Delicious Italian Crepe

 Crespelle is a traditional Italian dish that is similar to French crepes. The main difference is that crespelle is usually made with a batter that includes more eggs than flour, which results in a thinner and more delicate crepe. They are incredibly versatile and can be served as a savory dish, filled with ham and cheese, or sweet, with a variety of fruit or chocolate fillings.

The key to making perfect crespelle is to have the right consistency of the batter. It should be fragile, almost like heavy cream, so that it spreads easily in the pan. Once the batter is made, the crepes are cooked in a non-stick pan until they are golden brown on each side. They can then be filled with your desired ingredients and rolled up, or folded into a triangle shape.

Crespelle is a classic Italian comfort food that is perfect for any time of day. It’s a great way to use up leftovers, and you can get creative with your fillings. They are also a great option for entertaining because they are easy to make ahead of time and can be served hot or cold.

Step-by-Step Recipe for Crespelle:


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Crepe pan or non-stick skillet
  • Whisk
  • Spatula


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Create a well in the center of the mixture.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and melted butter.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the well in the dry ingredients, and whisk until the mixture is smooth and there are no lumps.
  4. Cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate the batter for at least 30 minutes to an hour to allow it to rest.
  5. When you’re ready to cook the crepes, heat a non-stick skillet or crepe pan over medium-high heat.
  6. Once the skillet is hot, add the olive oil and swirl it around to coat the bottom of the pan.
  7. Using a ladle or measuring cup, pour about 1/4 cup of the crepe batter into the center of the skillet, and tilt the skillet around to spread the batter out into a thin, even layer.
  8. Cook the crepe for 1-2 minutes on the first side, until the edges start to pull away from the skillet and the bottom is lightly golden.
  9. Use a spatula to gently flip the crepe over, and cook for another 1-2 minutes on the other side.
  10. Slide the cooked crepe out of the skillet and onto a plate, and repeat the process with the remaining batter until you have made all the crepes you need.
  11. Serve the crespelle warm, either folded or rolled with your desired filling.

Note: This recipe makes about 8-10 crepes, depending on how much batter you use.

Crespelle is a versatile and delicious Italian dish that can be enjoyed in many different ways. Whether you prefer them savory or sweet, filled or topped, these delicate crepes are a treat for the senses. With their light texture and subtle flavor, crespelle can be used as a canvas to showcase a variety of flavors and ingredients. Enjoy your delicious Italian-style crepes!