Mushroom Crepes

Alton Brown's Mushroom Crepes
Alton Browns Mushroom Crepes
Prep Time
1h 50 min
4 - 6 servings

Classic crepes get a savoury update with a cheesy mushroom filling with this recipe from Alton Brown.




large eggs
cup whole milk
1 ½
ounce unsalted butter, melted and cooled
tsp kosher salt
4 ½
ounce all-purpose flour
cup fresh herbs (parsley, tarragon or chives), finely chopped

Mushroom Filling and Assembly

ounce shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
ounce cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
tbsp unsalted butter
medium onion, diced
tsp kosher salt
tsp freshly ground black pepper
cup whole milk
tbsp chopped tarragon
tbsp chopped chives
ounce provolone, shredded
Nonstick cooking spray or very cold butter, for the pan
1 ½
ounce Parmesan, shredded


Step 1

Combine the eggs, milk, butter, salt and ½ cup water in the blender and blend for 7 to 10 seconds. Add the flour and blend until just combined, about 5 seconds, then stir in the herbs. Rest the batter in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Step 2

Meanwhile, finely chop half of the shiitake and cremini mushrooms and set aside.

Step 3

Heat a 12-inch saute pan over medium-low heat and add 2 tablespoons butter. When it has melted, add the onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.

Step 4

Add all the mushrooms (sliced and chopped), salt and pepper to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are soft and the entire mixture has reduced to about one third of its original volume, 4 to 5 minutes.

Step 5

Add the milk and cook until the mixture becomes a loose paste, about 2 minutes. Add the tarragon, chives and provolone and cook for another minute.

Step 6

Heat the oven to 200ºF or its lowest setting, and set a cooling rack inside a half-sheet pan.

Step 7

Place an 8-inch nonstick pan over medium-low heat and coat with cooking spray or 1 tablespoon butter. Pour 1 ounce of the batter into the centre of the pan and swirl the pan to spread it around evenly. Cook for 30 seconds, or until the edges of the crepe begins to turn up. Flip (you can use a small offset spatula) and cook for another 10 seconds.

Step 8

Place the crepes in the oven on the cooling rack setup and cover with parchment until all the crepes are ready.

Step 9

Remove the crepes from the oven and turn broiler on high.

Step 10

Spread a thin layer of the mushroom mixture on a crepe. Top with Parmesan and another crepe. Transfer to a broiler-proof plate. Repeat with 1 more layer, finishing with Parmesan. Build another crepe on another broiler-proof plate. Put the plates into the oven (if they can fit) and broil until the cheese is just browned, about 1 minute.

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