- September 10, 2009 at 2:29 pm #276174
In the Pantry:
> Fleur de sel (Sea salt)
> Herbes de Provence
> Dijon mustard
In the Fridge:
> Puff pastry
> Butter (unsalted)
> Green beans
> Mushrooms (white button, porcini)
Classic French Dishes:
French Onion Soup: classic soup featuring a rich broth filled to the brim with golden brown onions, topped with a slice of toasted bread and gooey melted cheese.
Potato-Leek Soup: a hearty and flavorful soup of potatoes and leeks, simply simmered with seasonings in either broth or water.
Ratatouille: a popular Provencal dish of mixed vegetables that may include eggplant, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers or zucchini along with garlic and herbs.
Potatoes Au Gratin: potatoes that are topped with a mixture of cheese or breadcrumbs and butter, then baked or broiled until brown and crispy.
Caramelized Onion Tart: baked tart of caramelized onions nestled atop a crispy crust.
Coq Au Vin: a traditional French dish of chicken, vegetables and herbs cooked together with red wine.
Cassoulet: a slowly cooked casserole of white beans and various meats (such as sausages, pork and preserved duck or goose), which varies from region to region.
Crème Brûlée: literally translated as “burnt cream”, this luscious dessert features a creamy custard beneath a brittle topping of caramelized sugar.
Chocolate Mousse: a rich and airy dessert made with chocolate and whipped cream or beaten egg whites, often fortified with gelatin.
- September 10, 2009 at 4:48 pm #424843
I have added recipes of all of the “Classic French Recipes” in the “General Recipes” section of the site. Enjoy!