This paupiette is a piece of Sole, rolled with a stuffing of crab meat. It is often featured in recipes from Normandy. It is often fried or braised, or baked in wine or stock. They are very popular in France, being sold ready-prepared in supermarkets and butchers.
This recipe can be qualified as the ultimate summer recipe originating from the south of France. it is a surprisingly easy yet delicious recipe that can be made in small or large size. you could compare this as some of of pizza with its delicious tomato and herb base […]
Are you a little tired of the boeuf bourguignon? Then you have to try this northern France carbonnade, a slow-cooked beef with caramelized onions, fresh herbs and dark Belgian beer (instead of red wine), and what a difference that makes.
Craig Claiborne, who brought this amazing cream of mussels soup to The Times in the 1960s and refined it over the years with his longtime kitchen collaborator Pierre Franey, once called it “the most elegant and delicious soup ever created.” It is also one of the easiest to make. […]
Enhance your culinary repertoire with this exquisite dish—Saffron Mussel Soup. Don’t be discouraged by the list of ingredients; it involves the basic method of preparing mussels in the marinière style and layering it with the technique of making a velouté-style soup. The saffron and cream beautifully complement the natural […]
Confiting is a French method for covering foods in fat and cooking them at low heat until tender and richly flavored. In most cases—as in duck confit—the fat is rendered from the meat, but with garlic, it’s added. The raw garlic cloves may be submerged in savory animal fat, […]
French onion soup can be a little fussy, time-consuming, and tear-inducing, but if you’ve got a few hours on a rainy Saturday, there are few better ways to spend it than in the pursuit of this classic, comforting gratineé.
Fondant potatoes, also called pommes de terre fondantes, is a French side dish. In this dish, potatoes are cut into cylinders, then pan-fried on both sides, then roasted in the oven in a stock and butter sauce. The result is a flavorful potato that is crispy and brown on […]
This recipe is inspired by Editor in Chief Hunter Lewis’ trip to 150-year-old Trattoria Sostanza in Florence. Cultured butter has a higher butterfat content, with a slight tang from those cultures. The butterfat gives cultured butter a slightly higher smoke point and, when combined with olive oil, gives enough […]
Bisque is a smooth, creamy, highly seasoned soup of French origin, classically based on a strained broth of crustaceans. It can be made from lobster, langoustine, crab, shrimp or crayfish. The French bisque is one of the most popular seafood soups around the world.
This gratin is layered with Yukon gold potatoes, sautéed leeks, for a nutty, sweet flavor that pairs perfectly with the nutmeg-spiced heavy cream. Pro Tip: Simmering the potatoes in the heavy cream before baking releases starches into the mixture, resulting in a creamier gratin. Layer thinly sliced potatoes in […]
Old school, simple and stupidly delicious. What more can I say? Btw, the term ‘au jus’ means ‘with juice’, so asking “do you want that with au jus” is redundant. We’ve tried this with leftover thin sliced rare tri-tip and it works with or without the bread.
Though it likely originated in the 17th century, hollandaise sauce was crowned as one of the five “mother sauces” of French cuisine in the early 1900s by Escoffier, a French chef whose writings codified and unified French cuisine. A creamy emulsion of egg yolks, enriched with butter and flavored simply […]
French savory crepes are usually known as standard large crepes or “galettes” which are topped up with various ingredients, folded. and then served to customers. And this is actually what you will find most of the time in Creperies of you travel through France. However, there is another type of […]
Cream of mushroom soup is a simple type of soup where a basic roux is thinned with cream or milk and then mushrooms and/or mushroom broth are added. It is well known in North America as a common type of condensed canned soup. Cream of mushroom soup is often […]
The term “Cordon Bleu” (by itself) relates to a special order of French knights (originally a wide blue ribbon worn by members of the highest order of knighthood). Presumably, by association, cordon bleu as it relates to recipes (as in, chicken cordon bleu…boneless breast of chicken wrapped around cheese and […]
A “Galette”, which is more properly called Breton (from Brittany) galette, is also the name given in most French crêperies to savoury buckwheat flour pancakes, while those made from wheat flour, much smaller in size and mostly served with a sweet filling, are branded crêpes. This recipe works with any […]
This harmonious combination of green beans, shallots and butter is a winner. Try to get authentic haricots verts — thin, very young green beans — available in specialty food stores or at farmers’ markets, or choose the smallest, firmest regular string beans you can find. Make sure to cook them […]
Freshly cooked cauliflower, covered with a delicious homemade bechamel sauce, topped with cheese, then baked in the oven. this cauliflower french recipe is great for vegetarian looking for a french vegetarian recipe idea that will not leave them hungry. that cauliflower with white sauce can be served as a side […]
Nothing says comfort food better than a casserole dish that’s slowly cooked and this Easy French Cassoulet Recipe is a perfect example. Juicy chicken, sausages, bacon and white beans simmer away in a broth spiked with vegetables, garlic and herbs. Originating in the south of France this casserole is a […]
The texture of aioli is more like butter than mayonaisse. In France it is referred to as “beurre de Provence (butter of Provence)”. Aioli sauce should hold it’s shape like butter when chilled. At room temperature it should be stiff, creamy, and not at all runny. When added to […]
The crispy, salted skin in this amazing Roasted Duck recipe might be one of the best things ever. Perfectly crispy, with just the right amount of fat, and a little zing of heat from the zesty orange sauce caramelized on top.
Tarte Tatin is a classic, and delicious, French dessert that's not actually that complicated to make. I'd argue it's even easier than a double crust pie. Store-bought all-butter puff pastry gets you halfway there, and a simple stovetop caramel sauce paired with in season apples (or use pears, pineapple […]
Nothing seems more French than onion soup. While it’s more common in a restaurant setting, every home chef would be well-served by a solid onion soup recipe in their arsenal. Heaps of onions deeply caramelized to the point of almost burning, red wine, rich stock of roasted bones, a […]
A French dish that everyone should master is the soufflé—either sweet or savory or both. There are many reasons why a soufflé can fail to rise and the texture to be incorrect, so for a chef to eventually fully understand all the reasons why a soufflé can fail would […]
“I can’t think of a more perfect dish to make when it’s cold out, and a great way to use up old red wine you might have any open. It can be served with potatoes, or any noodles you have on hand.” — Gerald Addison, Co-Owner and Co-Executive Chef, […]
Coq au vin is a French dish of chicken braised with wine, lardons, mushrooms, and optionally garlic. A red Burgundy wine is typically used, though many regions of France make variants using local wines, such as coq au vin jaune, coq au Riesling, coq au pourpre or coq au violet, […]
When Michael Mina was a boy, his parents used to take him to the now-defunct Four Seasons hotel in Seattle for Christmas brunch, where he always ordered waffles. “They were dynamite,” he recalls. This recipe is as close to the one of his childhood as he could get it. Cornmeal […]
French, is one of those rare restaurant dishes that’s truly easy to cook at home. If you can make chicken cutlets, you can make this lemony, buttery recipe; the only difference is an easy pan sauce that brightens the whole plate. This version includes lemon slices browned in butter, which […]
Melting Potatoes AKA Pommes De Terre Fondantes: Thick potato slices that are crispy and brown on the outside and creamy, soft in the middle. You will want to make these delicious potatoes again and again. They are crispy and brown on the outside and creamy on the inside, plus they […]