Crepes are a delicious and easy-to-make breakfast treat that can be topped with numerous fruits, cheese, and Nutella. Even so, they have a delicate nature that makes them complicated to reheat. This article will focus on the numerous methods you can reheat crepes to preserve their texture, shape, and humidity.
You can reheat crepes in a microwave, oven, stovetop, toaster oven, and air fryer. The skillet is the best method, the microwave and the air fryer are the quickest, and the oven is suitable for reheating many crepes at a go. Crepes easily go bad and may prompt gastrointestinal illnesses. Therefore, they should be well stored.
Dough foods are always demanding when it comes to storage and reheating. But do not panic. I will give elaborate procedures on attaining non-mushy and evenly reheated crepes.
How to Reheat Crepes in a Microwave
Microwaving leftover crepes requires low effort, yet it may result in a mushy outcome. If you are in a hurry, then this is the method for you. Here is how to minimize your chance of attaining soggy crepes:
- Place a few crepes, like four, on a microwave-safe plate.
- Separate them with parchment paper or dampened paper towels to prevent them from sticking to each other. The dampening helps the crepes to maintain their moisture. Ensure that the top crepe is also covered.
- Reheat for 20-30 seconds intervals on medium-low heat until they get to the desired temperature.
- Serve and eat while hot. The dough may turn hard and inedible if you leave the food cool.
How to Reheat Crepes in an Oven
The oven method is quite practical and effective. If you have many crepes you want to reheat at once, prioritize this medium.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line your baking tray with foil.
- Brush each crepe with a little bit of butter to moisten them.
- Place the crepes in the tray and ensure each is separated using parchment paper.
- Place the tray in the oven and heat for 5-10 minutes.
- Your crepes should be ready to serve.
How to Reheat Crepes on a Stovetop
The stove method is the best because it makes the crepes crispy in the edges but soft in the middle. It also restores the texture and delectable taste of the treats. Here is a guide:
- Place a nonstick pan on a stovetop on medium-low heat.
- Spray a little bit of cooking oil or butter on the pan and spread it as it heats.
- Place one crepe in the pan, warm it for 3-to 4 seconds, then flip it and repeat.
- Do this for all the crepes and add butter when necessary.
- When finished, serve the dessert and work out an appetite.
How to Reheat Crepes in a Toaster Oven
This method is also ideal for warming up leftover crepes. So how do you go about it?
- Preheat the kitchen appliance to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line an oven-safe dish with foil, then place the crepes inside; you should separate them with dampened paper towels.
- Place the crepes in the toaster oven and warm for 3 to 7 minutes.
- Check if ready; serve and add fresh fruit and sweetened whipped cream toppings.
How to Reheat Crepes in an Air Fryer
Like microwaving, this method takes less than 3 minutes depending on the size of crepes you intend to warm. You should be careful not to burn the crepes. You should also stack 3 to 4 crepes at a time because if you reheat too many at once, the middle ones will not obtain any heat.
- Preheat the fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Since air fryer baskets are not so big, it is best to fold the crepes and wrap each of them using foil or parchment paper.
- Place the wrapped crepes in the basket and reheat for 2 to 3 minutes.
- If you have more crepes, repeat the procedure till they are all well-warmed.
- Serve while warm.
How to Store Leftover Crepes
Crepes dry out easily when left in the open. Hence it is best to store them in the fridge after they cool. Before storing them in the fridge, ensure to remove any fillings or toppings, then separate them with parchment paper. Do not use paper towels because they will stick on the crepes and make them unpalatable. Cover the food in foil, then place it in the fridge.
Alternatively, after separating them with parchment paper, you can store them in freezer-safe bags, remove excess air and place them in the fridge, where they last 3-4 days. To last longer, place your crepes in a deep freezer where they can stay fresh for at least three months.