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How To Fold Crepes (7 easy ways)

21 November 2021 | Last Updated: 24 November 2021 By Aleksandra

There are many ways of folding crepes. Learn the most popular ways!

#1 Roll them up! (crepe roll-ups)

This works great for sweet and savory crepes. Here’s how to do it:

  • place the crepe on a plate with the best side facing down
  • spread your filling in a thin layer all over the crepe
  • roll it up from the left to the right side
A collage of 4 photos showing how to roll up crepes.
A collage of 3 photos showing rolled up crepes.

#2 Fold over

This is great for small crepes or if your filling is chunky. Here’s how to do it:

  • place the crepe on a plate with the best side facing down
  • spoon some of the filling in the middle of the crepe, from top to bottom
  • fold the left and right sides towards the middle, the folds should overlap slightly
A collage of 3 photos showing how to make fold over fold on crepes.

#3 Fold them into triangles

Triangles taste better? could be! I like to fold sweet crepes into triangles. Here’s how to do it:

  • place the crepe on a plate with the best side facing down
  • spread your filling in a thin layer all over the crepe
  • fold the crepe in half, then again in half
A collage of 3 photos showing how to fold crepes into triangles.

#4 Small triangles

This fold is similar to the triangular fold shown above. It’s great for sweet crepes. Here’s how to do it:

  • place the crepe on a plate with the best side facing down
  • spread your filling in a thin layer all over the crepe
  • fold the crepe in half
  • fold over the top edge of the crepe to make a 3-inch (8cm) wide triangle, repeat this two times more
A collage of 5 photos showing how to fold crepes into small triangles.

#5 Pocket fold

This fold makes great portable crepes that are easy to take in a hand and are also great for lunchboxes. Here’s how to do it:

  • place the crepe on a plate with the best side facing down
  • spoon your filling in the middle of the crepe
  • fold the left and right sides towards the middle, the folds should overlap slightly
  • now fold the upper and bottom sides towards the middle, creating a square ‘pocket’
  • I would recommend pan-frying it so that the fillind won’t come out
A collage of 3 photos showing how to fold a crepe into a square pocket.

#6 Roll them up like a burrito

It’s a great way of creating portable crepes (the filling can’t come out), so they’re great for lunch boxes. Here’s how to do it:

  • place the crepe on a plate with the best side facing down
  • place the filling in the middle of the crepe or spread it in a thin layer all over the crepe
  • fold the upper and bottom sides of the crepe into the middle and then roll it up from the left to the right side
A collage of 4 photos showing how to roll up crepes like a burrito.

#7 Square overlapping fold

This fold is great for savory crepes, especially for crepes filled with eggs. Here’s how to do it:

  • place the crepe on a plate with the best side facing down
  • spread the filling in a thin layer in the middle of the crepe or place your filling ingredients on top of the crepe, leaving about 2-inches (5 cm) of border around the edges.
  • fold the unfilled edge towards the middle, now go around the crepe and fold towards the middle 3 more times, creating an overlap with each fold
A collage of 3 photos showing how to fold savory crepes in a square overlapping fold.

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How To Fold Crepes (7 easy ways)

There are many ways of folding crepes. Learn the most popular ways!
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Two savory crepes with cheese, ham, and eggs on a beige plate.
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 crepe
Author Aleksandra

Ingredients

  • crepes
  • crepe filling

Instructions

Crepe roll-ups

  • place the crepe on a plate with the best side facing down
  • spread your filling in a thin layer all over the crepe
  • roll it up from the left to the right side

Fold over

  • place the crepe on a plate with the best side facing down
  • spoon some of the filling in the middle of the crepe, from top to bottom
  • fold the left and right sides towards the middle, the folds should overlap slightly

Triangle fold

  • place the crepe on a plate with the best side facing down
  • spread your filling in a thin layer all over the crepe
  • fold the crepe in half, then again in half

Small triangle fold

  • place the crepe on a plate with the best side facing down
  • spread your filling in a thin layer all over the crepe
  • fold the crepe in half
  • fold over the top edge of the crepe to make a 3-inch (8cm) wide triangle, repeat this two times more

Pocket fold

  • middle of the crepe
  • fold the left and right sides towards the middle, the folds should overlap slightly
  • now fold the upper and bottom sides towards the middle, creating a square ‘pocket’

Like a burrito

  • place the crepe on a plate with the best side facing down
  • place the filling in the middle of the crepe or spread it in a thin layer all over the crepe
  • fold the upper and bottom sides of the crepe into the middle and then roll it up from the left to the right side

Square overlapping fold

  • place the crepe on a plate with the best side facing down
  • spread the filling in a thin layer in the middle of the crepe or place your filling ingredients on top of the crepe, leaving about 2-inches (5 cm) of border around the edges.
  • fold the unfilled edge towards the middle, now go around the crepe and fold towards the middle 3 more times, creating an overlap with each fold
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine French
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