Question: Crepes are delicious and a great way to "recycle" leftovers, but making crepes is a nightmare. A while ago, The Times ran a feature on crepes that said frozen (plain--ready for stuffing) crepes could be purchased. None of my local markets carry them. Where can I find them?
Answer: We had trouble finding frozen crepes too. We discovered, however, that fresh plain crepes are now available. These are being distributed by Frieda's Finest Produce and may be found in the produce sections of specialty food markets and supermarkets such as Bristol Farms Markets, Von's Pavilions stores and selected Gelson's Markets and Ralphs Grocery Co. stores.
According to Judi Greening of Frieda's, if they don't already stock the crepes, most of the major supermarkets may order them, so check with the produce or general manager of the store. Shelf life on the crepes is one week at room temperature, one month under refrigeration and six months to a year when frozen.
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