Simplified Orange Butter Crêpes

Crepes au Beurre d’Orange

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Glorious French Food

By James Peterson

Published 2002

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I’m not calling these crêpes suzette because I’ve replaced some of the traditional steps used to make crêpes suzette with simpler methods and used less expensive ingredients. Most modern recipes call for Grand Marnier, a marvelous orange-flavored liqueur, but frightfully expensive. Many cooks, when they run out to the liquor store to buy a bottle, panic at the price and substitute Triple Sec or orange curacao. Unfortunately, the sauce ends up tasting like hair tonic. My own solution is to m