Magic Pan recipes

I was thinking about the Magic Pan crepe chain after reading Restauranting Through History’s Crazy for Crepes post:

We used to go to the San Francisco Magic Pan for lunch when we were downtown shopping around Union Square. My favorite was the spinach souffle crepe which apparently used Stouffer’s thawed Spinach Souffle for the filling. I found a collection of Magic Pan recipes and thought I’d share them.


Thanks for sharing your collection, indeed a lot of crepes!

I try to list all the recipes:

  • Sweet crepe batter
  • Basic crepe batter
  • Crepe batter #2
  • Entree crepe batter
  • Cheese fritters with dipping sauce
  • Cheese twists
  • French herb cheese spread
  • Beignets
  • Apricot dipping sauce for beignets
  • Chocolate dipping sauce for beignets
  • Potage St. Germaine
  • Hollandaise sauce
  • Bechamel sauce
  • Cheese sauce
  • Sweet and sour dressing
  • Blue cheese dressing
  • Spinach dressing
  • Orange almond salad
  • Alpine cheese sizzle with mustard cream sauce
  • Ham palascintas with mustard cream sauce
  • Monte Cristo
  • Chicken crepe elegante
  • Chicken divan crepes
  • Coquilles St. Jacques crepes
  • Seafood crepes
  • Ham crepes with mustard sauce
  • Egg’s goldenrod
  • Eggs florentine with cheese sauce
  • Spinach souffle crepe with cheese sauce
  • Stouffer’s spinach souffle (Copycat)
  • Crepe Cordon Blue with mushroom gravy
  • Sierra mushroom crepe
  • Beef Stroganoff crepes
  • Ratatoiulle crepes
  • Strawberry crepes supreme
  • Banana crepes chantilly
  • Mint fantasy crepes
  • Cherries royale
  • Apple cinnamon crepes
  • Lemon crepes
  • Frangipane
  • Mocha whipped cream to top coffee
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Just a question, do you think they are copyrighted recipes, or they have been in public domain before?

This isn’t my collection. I found it by googling Magic Pan recipes. If you go to Doreen’s Kitchen, it looks like she sells ebook versions of a few cookbooks, including the Magic Pan’s. There is a copyright symbol on the PDF of the list, so it looks like they are. However, even though I’m a librarian, I’m not a copyright expert. If you’re interested, I would contact Doreen’s Kitchen directly.

Did I answer your question?

Thanks for your reply. Since they are found in google, I think it will be fine to relink them… the recipes aren’t on HO server physically.

Thanks for that link. I miss the restaurant very much. I ate there countless times, and always enjoyed their food.

Thanks for sharing this. I have some nostalgia for the Magic Pan–I ate there often circa 1979/1980 in Southern California. That’s where I rediscovered my sweet tooth after I quit smoking cigarettes. I couldn’t resist their chocolate mousse, which I’d always have after dinner. I gained about 20 lbs in a year, mostly from that dish alone. Good times.


Doreen recipes aren’t exactly right, I worked there,and learned so much about cooking as a young college student. For example their blue cheese dressing was unequaled in my mind. Almost everything was made from scratch. The blue cheese dressing had three ingredients, danish bleu cheese, mayonnaise, and sour cream, equal parts. Heart defying and incredible! When the bartender was having a particularly bad night, she could be found in the walk-in sitting on a bucket eating a cambro pan of chocolate mousse…good times indeed.

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Glendale Galleria circa 1983 CA. My one and only Magic Pan experience and we had fun. Apple crepe sans whipped topping.

My wife will get a kick out of the links.

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Even if the recipes aren’t perfect, this is a great resource. I’m looking forward to trying out some of those recipes – I used to love that place!

I’m getting a blank page when I click on the link. Maybe it’s not working anymore? Until then, here is an alternative:

Seems to work for me. Maybe something about it being a .pdf?

Thanks for sharing! I was searching from a long time for magic pan recipes! I’ll try this for sure in dinner! Thank you


Do the magic pan recipes still exist or are they portrayed somewhere? I can’t seem to find the link for the actual recipes. Thanks!

@Sue - this is the link I originally posted:

I just tried the link, and it works. Is this what you were looking for?

Here’s another collection that I just found:

The Crepe Cookbook by Paulette Fono (Magic Pan owner):

We used to go to the one on Sutter St. in San Francisco all the time. I always got the orange almond salad and the spinach souffle crepe.

Thank you so much…this is exactly what I am looking for!!! We used to go to the one in Sun Valley Mall. ALWAYS Had the cheese fritters followed by some type of crepe. I can’t wait to make the cheese fritters to start. Many memories. Thanks again :slight_smile:

Happy to help. Have fun!