The Fancy Ingredients Martha Stewart Uses To Top French Crepes

What's thin, served as long rolls, and can be made sweet or savory, per the Institute of Culinary Education? Crepes. These light and tasty delicacies bear some resemblance to pancakes, except they're filled with ingredients like Nutella or seafood and then rolled up to look like tubes. They can also be folded into large triangular pieces, via AllRecipes.

Because of their versatility, crepes are perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert, as well as other creative spins, like a crepe cake or a gateau de crepes, as mentioned on Martha Stewart's official website. And speaking of this famous TV personality, she's got quite a few tips on taking your next batch of crepes to the next level.

For starters, she recommends erring on the small side for fillings (think thinly-sliced pieces of fruit, crumbled bacon, and cheese) so the crepe doesn't break. And since Stewart is practically the queen of entertaining, it should come as no surprise that she recommends "crepe stations" for dinner parties; Guests can choose from a variety of fillings, toppings, and sauce choices for a more personalized touch, and it's a creative way to showcase your crepe folding skills in front of a crowd. 

You can also put a fancy spin on crepes with a few luxurious ingredients, and to that, Stewart shares a few of her favorites.

Elements of saltiness and creaminess

According to one of Martha Stewart's TikTok videos, she loves to combine crème fraîche and caviar together for an elegant twist on classic crepes. Granted, the video is mostly about her making crepes (in three French crepe pans, no less), but the verbal mention of her favorite topping duo is enough to get us on board.

On her blog, she mentions that she loves to use ROE caviar, which contains very fine salt and white Sturgeon caviar. For the crème fraîche, she opts for Vermont Creamery, which has 42% butterfat, as well as notes of nuttiness and tartness.

For serving, Stewart placed a pile of buckwheat crepes on a plate with the tubs of caviar and crème fraîche on the side, as seen on her Instagram page. This way, guests can layer as much or as little of the filling ingredients as they want. Finally, the crepes get a fancy blintz fold, which essentially makes the crepe look like a little pocket with some of the filling peeking out, per her blog.

Crepes pair well with so many different ingredients, and they're a great way to use up some leftovers in the fridge. But they're also deserving of an elegant twist, and to that, caviar and crème fraîche is a surefire way to impress your guests at a dinner party.