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Old 09-17-2008, 07:30 AM   #1
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Can you freeze crępes?

I love to use crępes as a base for many things, both savory and sweet. I like... no, I LOVE... the convenience of make-ahead meals from scratch as we eat no processed foods. I'd like to be able to just thaw some crępes, fill and bake. Has anyone successfully frozen and thawed them? What has been the result of the texture? Good, still?

Ideally, I would make up a filling such as chicken and mushroom, freeze or can it separately, then be able to quickly assemble the two and bake.

Any words of wisdom or advice is appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 09-17-2008, 07:46 AM   #2
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Yes, you can freeze crepes. Most restaurants buy crepes frozen. Just layer some parchment or waxed paper between each crepe, then freeze.
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:25 AM   #4
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I've frozen crepes successfully for years. When I make them, I cool them on waxed paper-lined racks. Then, as AllenOK mentioned, I stack them separated by waxed paper or parchment and store in heavy-duty freezer bags.

The only thing I can caution you about is that when you take them out of the freezer to use them, be sure they are completely thawed before you handle them. Otherwise, they have a tendency to tear.

Go for it. You'll be fine.
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:50 AM   #5
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I have frozen them for many years, also. I don't separate each crepe, but stack them, wrapping each stack in plastic wrap, then I put them in freezer bags. After thawing in the refrigerator, the crepes separate with no problem.
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:56 AM   #6
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i got to try this. my wife loves crepes
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Old 09-17-2008, 11:08 AM   #7
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i've heard they're much easier to pick up in the yard when frozen...

hey, where's pacanis when you need him?
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I stack them separated by sheets of wax paper, then roll up the whole stack then place in a freezer bag to save space. I've found though that kept too long, say 2 months, they develop an off-smell. So I would suggest using a foodsaver if possible but then you probably shouldn't roll up the stack anymore.
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:05 PM   #9
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If you're worried about the "off smell", get one of those gadgets that sucks the air out of the special baggies. Only a few bucks and everything keeps longer in the freezer without smelly problems.

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Old 09-20-2008, 08:25 AM   #10
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Thanks all. I have a foodsaver food vac. I'll use that and freeze them flat with parchment in between so I can take them out 1 at a time.
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