Stocking the French Kitchen (Must-Haves)

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      In the Pantry:
      > Fleur de sel (Sea salt)
      > Herbes de Provence
      > Almonds
      > Capers
      > Dijon mustard
      > Croissants

      In the Fridge:
      > Salmon
      > Eggs
      > Puff pastry
      > Cream
      > Butter (unsalted)
      > Cheeses

      Fresh Produce:
      > Onions
      > Garlic
      > Leeks
      > Green beans
      > Mushrooms (white button, porcini)
      > Shallots

      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.

    • #424843

      I have added recipes of all of the “Classic French Recipes” in the “General Recipes” section of the site. Enjoy!

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Budget101 Discussion List Archives Pantry Chat Stocking the French Kitchen (Must-Haves)