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Fabrison's: crêpe lessons in the sky

Ray dishes on crêpe secrets from France

Ray's flying over San Diego Bay.

Okay, aboard the 901. Looks down from the Bay bridge to the 32nd street naval base. "That's where my dad took me to see his ship, before he shipped off for the Philippines, back in the day," he says. 

Ray's been a chef most of his life. "I've cooked all over the country. Forty-one years," he says.

Turns out Ray has something magic: the secret to the perfect savory crêpe. Cooks at Fabrison's in Little Italy (1425 India Street, 619-955-8834), and their new place in Coronado (1120 Adella Avenue, 619-435-1322)...

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...But maybe he's most famous at the Fabrison's stands at farmers' markets like Barrio Logan and specially the Saturday Mercato in Little Italy. 

He's like a celebrity chef there, working the crowds, telling jokes, above all rocking out those crêpes a mile a minute. "I made well over 100 last Saturday," he says. 

Ray says Fabrison's actually holds crêpe-making classes. But here's his secret to making their most popular one, Fabrice's Breakfast Crêpe, stuffed with sausage, bacon and an egg: 

-Chop up the sausage and bacon

-Make a hole in the middle

-Crack the egg, drop it in the middle

-Pour crêpe batter

-Grab spinner (the T-shaped batter-spreader), swirl it around, pulling, not pushing

-After 15-20 seconds, flip

-Leave second side cooking 2-3 seconds only!

-Add the sausage/bacon/egg filling

-Fold, shape into a triangle

-Eat, quick! Nothing worse than a cold crêpe

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Peek inside

By now we're at 12th and Imperial. 

"You should come, take a lesson," he says. 

Hey. Maybe I will. Then set up business next door. (It's alright guys. Kidding. And you'd have nothing to worry about even if I wasn't. Ask Carla.)

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Ray's flying over San Diego Bay.

Okay, aboard the 901. Looks down from the Bay bridge to the 32nd street naval base. "That's where my dad took me to see his ship, before he shipped off for the Philippines, back in the day," he says. 

Ray's been a chef most of his life. "I've cooked all over the country. Forty-one years," he says.

Turns out Ray has something magic: the secret to the perfect savory crêpe. Cooks at Fabrison's in Little Italy (1425 India Street, 619-955-8834), and their new place in Coronado (1120 Adella Avenue, 619-435-1322)...

None

...But maybe he's most famous at the Fabrison's stands at farmers' markets like Barrio Logan and specially the Saturday Mercato in Little Italy. 

He's like a celebrity chef there, working the crowds, telling jokes, above all rocking out those crêpes a mile a minute. "I made well over 100 last Saturday," he says. 

Ray says Fabrison's actually holds crêpe-making classes. But here's his secret to making their most popular one, Fabrice's Breakfast Crêpe, stuffed with sausage, bacon and an egg: 

-Chop up the sausage and bacon

-Make a hole in the middle

-Crack the egg, drop it in the middle

-Pour crêpe batter

-Grab spinner (the T-shaped batter-spreader), swirl it around, pulling, not pushing

-After 15-20 seconds, flip

-Leave second side cooking 2-3 seconds only!

-Add the sausage/bacon/egg filling

-Fold, shape into a triangle

-Eat, quick! Nothing worse than a cold crêpe

None

Peek inside

By now we're at 12th and Imperial. 

"You should come, take a lesson," he says. 

Hey. Maybe I will. Then set up business next door. (It's alright guys. Kidding. And you'd have nothing to worry about even if I wasn't. Ask Carla.)

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