Frisuelos Recipe: Spanish Style Crepes

Try this Spanish crepes recipe for frisuelos. This simple frisuelos recipe make a delicious breakfast, snack or dessert!
Frisuelos– Spanish crepes!

Frisuelos were one of my favorite discoveries during our epic Asturias trip last summer. These Spanish style crepes are typical of northern Spain, where they originate in Asturias and León. We tried them filled with pastry cream for dessert one night, and I was hooked! I decided to make the classic frisuelos recipe here, simply sprinkled with lemon and sugar.

The recipe is adapted from one of my favorite Asturian cooking blogs (in Spanish), La Cucharina Magica.

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Frisuelos Recipe: Spanish Style Crepes
 
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Try this Spanish crepes recipe for frisuelos. This simple frisuelos recipe make a delicious breakfast, snack or dessert!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Spanish
Ingredients
  • 1¾ cups sifted flour (about 200g)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon of anís (or another liqueur like cognac, rum, brandy etc. if you prefer-- or skip this altogether to make it alcohol free!)
  • Zest from ½ a lemon (or another citrus fruit if you like to experiment)
  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons whole milk (about 500ml)
Instructions
  1. Beat the eggs and add the sugar, and continue beating until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the liqueur (if using), milk, salt and lemon peel and continue to beat the mixture.
  3. Add the flour, a little at a time, until the crepe batter is uniform and there aren't any lumps.
  4. Optionally, you can let the batter rest for an hour, and then strain it to make sure there aren't any lumps.
  5. Using a paper towel, coat a frying pan with olive oil (just a thin layer).
  6. Add a very small amount of batter to the hot pan (starting with just two tablespoons). Spread it out to completely cover the pan.
  7. After about 30 seconds, it should be ready to flip.
  8. When each frisuelo is cooked, put in on a large plate and sprinkle sugar on top. Layer the frisuelos on top of one another, until you've used up all of the batter!

This recipe can be played around with quite a bit (different liqueurs, different citrus peels, and different fillings). Apart from sugar, some of the most typical fillings are nutella, pastry cream, apple compote, honey or jam. All would be delicious, I’m sure!

What will you fill your frisuelos with? 

These ultra tasty Asturian style crepes from Northern Spain are simple and delicious! Fill them with pastry creme, as is tradition, or slap on some chocolate!

Comments

    1. My grandma was from Galicia n she always called them . Freisuelos or something like that, she was born in Lugo, n my grandfather in Ribadeo z

    2. My grandma used to call them Freisuelos, not sure the spelling, I don’t know gallego, but learned a little when I was a child, my grandma was from Lugo, my grandfather from RibadeoI used to eat them a lot when I was a child cuz she made them

  1. You know, the more I read about Asturias, the more I’m amazed at how much the region shares with Galicia culturally, from bagpipes to horreos (corn granaries), and now these crepes as well! In Galicia they’re called “filloas” and are eaten mainly during the Entroido season (Carnaval). I went to a “Festa da Filloa” in a village outside of Santiago de Compostela last year around this time last year and ate probably…a dozen of them…my favorite filling was local Galician honey but I also liked freshly-fried bacon, too!

    1. My grandma used to call them Freisuelos, not sure the spelling, I don’t know gallego, but learned a little when I was a child, my grandma was from Lugo, my grandfather from RibadeoI used to eat them a lot when I was a child cuz she made them

  2. Could you fill them with a chopped meat like pastrami, fold them over with a little more oil or butter to make them savory instead of sweet? For breakfast? Maybe a few chapped nuts too?

  3. My Nana made these all the time when I was growing up. They were always a big treat. In later years I made them with her. I could not remember all the ingredients, so I was so happy to find this page.
    My Mothers parents were from a small town in Asturias called Ambas 🙂 Thank you so much, I am so happy I found this page. Viva Asturias !!!

  4. My great grandmother use to make this every time we had Caldo Gallego. Not sure if they are paired together since the Caldo Gallego is savory but that’s how my family use to make it. They are from Lugo as well. I will let you all know how it comes out.

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