List of recipes from category Miscellanous: 226 recipes

Breads

[Stuffed baguette ]
Stuffed baguette
This baguette is "stuffed", rather than merely filled: hollowed out and refilled with a tasty mix of sautéed onions, fried bacon bits and eggs, before browning in the oven. A useful way to use up a leftover baguette, even if it is already going dry. It makes a great dish that children love, and...
272 52 min.

Eggs and omelettes

[Scrambled eggs with butter-fried bread and fresh spinach]
Scrambled eggs with butter-fried bread and fresh spinach
Fresh spinach, butter-fried bread and scrambled eggs: simply delicious.
106,2103.8/5 for 17 ratings 2 hours
[Small ratatouille with ]
Small ratatouille with
It's a hotch-potch of vegetables, cooked in two stages, onto which eggs are broken and cooked until the white only is just firm.
69,6855/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[Soufflée omelette with cheese]
Soufflée omelette with cheese
Halfway between an omelette and a soufflé, this quick recipe give a light and delicious result. The secret is mainly in the two cooking methods: frying pan, then oven.
81,7694.7/5 for 18 ratings 51 min.
[Green asparagus omelette]
Green asparagus omelette
Small spears of green asparagus steamed and sliced, served with grated Parmesan in the middle of an omelette.
22,1843.8/5 for 17 ratings 33 min.
[Tomato omelette]
Tomato omelette
Tomato omelette is a great classic of Provençale cuisine. This is my personal version with mushrooms.
23,1954.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 1 min.
[Eggs meurette]
Eggs meurette
Eggs meurette or "œufs à la bourguignonne" is a great classic of French cooking, and of Burgundy in particular. It consists of poached eggs on a bed of fried onions and bacon, served on a slice of fried bread. This is topped with a tasty reduced red wine sauce.
57,217 14.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 29 min.
[Fried eggs with tomatoes]
Fried eggs with tomatoes
In this recipe, thick slices of tomato are cooked first, then the eggs are left to cook gently in the spaces between them. Particularly delicious served simply with a trickle of balsamic vinegar.
16,6754.8/5 for 10 ratings 31 min.
[Eggs with tomatoes and courgettes]
Eggs with tomatoes and courgettes
Melting courgettes with tomatoes and onions into which the eggs are slid carefully, without breaking the yolk, and cooked gently. The secret of success in this recipe is to combine the tomatoes and courgettes when they are really soft, and cook the egg white, leaving the yolk still runny.
7,3413.8/5 for 12 ratings 52 min.
[Eggs in tomato shells]
Eggs in tomato shells
This is a novel way of cooking eggs: in tomato "shells" or egg-cups! For extra flavour, we'll put a spoonful of caramelized onions in the tomato first.
6,1513.9/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[Eggs in brioche nests]
Eggs in brioche nests
This is an original way to serve an egg: with cheese in a savoury brioche nest. This looks elegant for when you have guests and it is delicious as well.
7,5544.1/5 for 16 ratings 3 hours 37 min.
[Spinach Omelette]
Spinach Omelette
An ultra-simple but delicious omelette recipe. The beaten eggs are poured over spinach that has already been cooked with shallots.
5,6104.6/5 for 19 ratings 17 min.
[Eggs Comtoise]
Eggs Comtoise
In this recipe from eastern France, an egg yolk sits inside a potato nest with a topping of hot cancoillote cheese. The nest is served with fried sliced potatoes.
5,6363.8/5 for 19 ratings 40 min.
[Mushroom and artichoke omelette]
Mushroom and artichoke omelette
This French "broken" omelette is not neatly folded like a classic omelette. There is more filling than egg: mushrooms and artichokes here, pan-fried with spring onions. It can be served flat, like a Spanish omelette, but I prefer the more original broken look.
5,4014.1/5 for 16 ratings 54 min.
[Bacon and cabbage omelette]
Bacon and cabbage omelette
A classic, peasant-style omelette with fried bacon bits and blanched green cabbage.
3,8704/5 for 17 ratings 50 min.
["Oeufs rabattus" with leeks]
"Oeufs rabattus" with leeks
This quick French way of cooking eggs is similar to an omelette, but with the egg simply drawn in towards the centre during the brief cooking. The eggs here are cooked with sautéed leeks and served with delicious morteau sausage "crisps".
2,9324.3/5 for 15 ratings 44 min.
[Oven omelette]
Oven omelette
For this omelette with a difference, we'll fry sliced potatoes, bacon (lardons) and onions, then pour the beaten eggs over and finish cooking everything together in the oven. The French sometimes call this an "Omelette of Moyenmoutier" after a village in the Vosges.
3,2654.6/5 for 14 ratings 52 min.

Gratins

[Sausage mushroom and cheese crumble]
Sausage mushroom and cheese crumble
A small ramekin filled with sausage sandwiched between two layers of cooked mushrooms, topped with a savoury crumble made with cancoillotte (a cheese typical of eastern France). All the French region of Franche-comté is in this recipe: Morteau sausage, cancoillotte cheese, and Jura white wine.
86,845 24.6/5 for 14 ratings 3 hours
[Potato gratin]
Potato gratin
This classic French recipe is made with sliced potatoes baked in milk and browned on top.
84,492 14.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 47 min.
[Hachis parmentier : meat with mashed potato and cheese]
Hachis parmentier : meat with mashed potato and cheese
A typical family recipe which is an excellent way of using up leftover meat. The proportions are vague here, you need "what you have left"...
106,176 24.4/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 22 min.
[Courgettes (zuchinis) ]
Courgettes (zuchinis)
A classic gratin, but with the courgettes cooked separately to prevent too much juice being released during the oven cooking, and so make a dish that is barely moist.
87,330 13.7/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 20 min.
[Tartiflette]
Tartiflette
A personal version of a classic recipe from Savoy.
96,468 14.6/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 27 min.
[Oxtail Parmentier]
Oxtail Parmentier
Rather like the classic hachis Parmentier, but using oxtail stewed very slowly in red wine and herbs.
106,7234.7/5 for 12 ratings 5 hours 46 min.
[Moussaka]
Moussaka
Here is my personal version of this famous recipe from the eastern Mediterranean. It's a kind of gratin, made with layers of aubergines, cooked meat with tomatos and bechamel sauce with cheese.
120,786 14/5 for 1 ratings 2 hours 53 min.
[Potimarron (chestnut pumpkin) "au gratin"]
Potimarron (chestnut pumpkin) "au gratin"
We could almost say a "Parmentier" of potimarron: a layer of left over cooked chicken, covered with potimarron purée and cheese, put to brown in the oven.
74,682 24/5 for 2 ratings 1 hour 35 min.
[Avengers' potatoes]
Avengers' potatoes
Lurking behind this strange name (see reason below) is a kind of potato-cheese gratin, which is wrapped in thin slices of bacon. It's cooked first on the hob, then in the oven.
82,2245/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 54 min.
[Gratin Dauphinois]
Gratin Dauphinois
This recipe is a bit sensitive for people from Dauphiné (a French area around the city of Grenoble), many of them are sure to have the "true" recipe. Here is the version of the famous French chef Michel Guérard. The most interesting thing about gratin Dauphinois, is that it has a delicate hint of...
89,748 25/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[Potato and broccoli gratin]
Potato and broccoli gratin
A very simple recipe: a layer of potatoes, a layer of broccoli, bechamel sauce and grated cheese.
38,1673.8/5 for 17 ratings 2 hours 1 min.
[Endives ]
Endives
A very classic recipe, but which can easily fail due to two main errors: too much water in bottom of dish because endives give off a lot, and endives that are too bitter so that children hate it. Here is a method which avoids these two problems.
69,7545/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 29 min.
[Hot box cheese ]
Hot box cheese
This recipe is a great classic from Franche-Comté (area of eastern France). A Mont-dor cheese (from this area) is oven cooked in its wooden box with a little dry white wine, and served melted over baked potatoes. It's a dish for a winter evening meal with friends, very easy to prepare, everything...
64,2994.3/5 for 15 ratings 58 min.
[Melting Epoisses on toast ]
Melting Epoisses on toast
Lightly buttered bread, a slurp of dry white wine, cured ham, sliced potato and a piece of Epoisse. A few minutes in the oven is enough to melt the cheese over the potatoes and crisp up the bread.
49,268 24.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 26 min.
[Potato and two ham gratin]
Potato and two ham gratin
Little morsels of boiled and raw cured ham sautéd briefly then mixed with mashed potatoes and finished as a gratin in the oven.
28,389 14.6/5 for 14 ratings 47 min.
[Fried rillettes]
Fried rillettes
Rilletes formed into thin cakes and fried. This allows the fat to drain off during cooking and leaves crunchy and tasty discs of lean meat which can be served with mashed potato (purée).
29,6744.9/5 for 18 ratings 29 min.
[Individual creamy endive gratins]
Individual creamy endive gratins
In this recipe, the endives are first blanched, then baked with cream and mushrooms in individual cassolettes (small gratin dishes or large ramekins).
21,1124.6/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 5 min.
[Spinach and hard-boiled egg gratin]
Spinach and hard-boiled egg gratin
In this gratin, spinach and hard-boiled eggs are combined with bechamel sauce and topped with grated cheese.
15,7474.7/5 for 15 ratings 35 min.
[Duck Parmentier]
Duck Parmentier
This recipe is very simple to make as everything can be prepared in advance. A layer of duck meat is sandwiched between two layers of potato purée. This is topped with grated cheese before being put in the oven.
22,4613.9/5 for 12 ratings 51 min.
[Sliced cauliflower with 3 cheeses]
Sliced cauliflower with 3 cheeses
Thin slices of blanched cauliflower, fried strips of cured ham and 3 different types of cheese grated and gently melted to bind everything together.
19,7925/5 for 19 ratings 50 min.
[Cheese Soufflé]
Cheese Soufflé
A soufflé - one of those dishes with a reputation for being tricky to get right. In fact, it's not as difficult as all that. The important thing is to break the process down into stages: start by making the bechamel sauce, add some cheese (this turns it into a Mornay sauce), then add the egg yolks...
23,939 14.4/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 34 min.
[Endive gratin with cancoillotte]
Endive gratin with cancoillotte
Here is a variation on the classic French recipe for endives with ham. This recipe uses cancoillotte cheese instead of the usual béchamel sauce.
12,3323.8/5 for 19 ratings 57 min.
[Salt cod brandade]
Salt cod brandade
"Brandade de morue" is a classic of French bistro cuisine, especially in the south. It is a puréed mixture of salt cod and olive oil with (or sometimes without) potatoes. Here is a simplified version.
13,1424/5 for 3 ratings 1 hour 32 min.
[Italian style gratin]
Italian style gratin
This gratin is built up in layers: sautéed courgettes, minced beef, bechamel sauce, fried tomatoes, more meat and bechamel, then grated cheese for a brown topping.
11,0224.8/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 8 min.
[Celeriac and mushroom gratin]
Celeriac and mushroom gratin
This gratin combines sliced celeriac simmered in milk with fried mushrooms.
11,4555/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 8 min.
[Gratin of purple artichokes]
Gratin of purple artichokes
This is a very simple recipe: just potatoes, purple artichokes, a sprinkling of Parmesan and into the oven it goes...
8,8844.1/5 for 16 ratings 42 min.
[Feta and spinach brik pie]
Feta and spinach brik pie
In this recipe, a feta and cream filling is sandwiched between layers of spinach and wrapped in brik (or filo) pastry.
10,814 24.8/5 for 10 ratings 55 min.
[Ham pasta bake]
Ham pasta bake
Here's a really simple recipe that children love. Just pasta, ham, a little cream and cheese on top.
7,7295/5 for 19 ratings 42 min.
[Harvest Gratin]
Harvest Gratin
Purple artichokes, cauliflower and mozzarella combined with bechamel sauce in a gratin to cheer up the end of summer.
6,1534.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 15 min.
[Layered Leek and Egg Gratin ]
Layered Leek and Egg Gratin
This gratin combines parboiled leeks with chopped hard-boiled eggs in thin layers.
5,6214.1/5 for 20 ratings 49 min.
[Salmon and Spinach Gratin]
Salmon and Spinach Gratin
This gratin has a layer of spinach, a layer of salmon with tomato and a layer of potato purée topped with grated cheese.
6,2114.3/5 for 12 ratings 46 min.
[Gratin of Endives with Mont d'Or]
Gratin of Endives with Mont d'Or
This gratin has layers of potatoes and sautéed endives, topped with Mont d'Or cheese and browned in the oven.
5,7835/5 for 2 ratings 58 min.
[Triple-Cheese Pumpkin Gratin]
Triple-Cheese Pumpkin Gratin
The small squash used here is the Japanese chestnut pumpkin or "potimarron". For this gratin, we scrape out the seeds and fill the centre with a mixture of three sorts of cheese and cream, then bake it in the oven until the pumpkin flesh is soft. Served straight from the oven like this, it is good...
6,7934.1/5 for 16 ratings 53 min.
[Mushroom Pancakes au Gratin]
Mushroom Pancakes au Gratin
This recipe uses pan-fried mushrooms and shallots in cream as the filling for Breton "galettes": traditional buckwheat pancakes. The stuffed pancakes are then baked gratin-style with cheese and cream.
5,1844.6/5 for 14 ratings 55 min.
[Vegetable clafoutis]
Vegetable clafoutis
Clafoutis, the traditional French batter puddings, are normally sweet, but here is a savoury version: a layer of mixed vegetables (pre-cooked in this case) in a gratin dish with a cheesy mixture poured over, then baked in the oven. Here I have used diced carrots and courgettes, chopped onion, fried...
4,9784.7/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 31 min.
[Comtoise stuffed tomatoes]
Comtoise stuffed tomatoes
These stuffed tomatoes are a bit special: the stuffing is made with Morteau sausage, onions, rice and cancoilotte cheese.
4,1824.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 36 min.
[Truffade]
Truffade
Truffade is a traditional dish from France's Auvergne region. It is made with potatoes and local cheese. Truffade originated in the mountains and is a proper winter dish, quite rich and delicious. This recipe, like with all traditional food, comes in many versions: different cheeses, ways to cook...
6,3064.3/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 10 min.
[Baked Mont d'Or with diced mixed vegetables]
Baked Mont d'Or with diced mixed vegetables
The classic hot box method is a delicious way to serve Mont d'Or cheese. For a more original twist, this recipe adds mixed vegetables. The cheese is baked in the oven as usual, but filled with the diced vegetables and mushrooms.
3,4233.8/5 for 17 ratings 58 min.
[Spinach Mornay]
Spinach Mornay
This gratin is made with a layer of pre-cooked spinach, then sliced hard-boiled eggs and a Mornay sauce (an enriched bechamel with cheese).
957 40 min.
[Stuffed artichokes au gratin]
Stuffed artichokes au gratin
For this recipe we'll attempt to use the whole of the artichoke: the heart, of course, but also the leaf bases in bechamel sauce with mushrooms and shallots, as a tasty filling for the hearts.
2,6075/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 33 min.
[Two-cheese vegetable gratin]
Two-cheese vegetable gratin
This is a vegetable gratin with a difference: 3 layers of different vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli and aubergine) with two different cheeses for a flavousome topping: Comté and Époisse.
195 1 hour 23 min.
[Quick stuffed courgettes]
Quick stuffed courgettes
This is a relatively rapid way to prepare stuffed courgettes, using ready-made items that you can take out of the fridge or freezer at the last minute (or nearly).
3,1184.4/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 6 min.
[Pollack Parmentier]
Pollack Parmentier
"Parmentier", in French cuisine, means topped or mixed with mashed potato. This fishy version is made with pollack (or another fish, if you prefer), poached, flaked, and mixed with cooked onions, mashed potatoes and a little thyme. This is then topped with grated cheese and browned in the oven,...
2,7294.8/5 for 12 ratings 56 min.
[Gratin of chicken with rice and sautéed mushrooms]
Gratin of chicken with rice and sautéed mushrooms
This is a very simple gratin, mainly using leftovers (chicken and rice), ideal for a Sunday night supper.
2,5303.8/5 for 19 ratings 52 min.
[Creamy spinach and potato gratin]
Creamy spinach and potato gratin
This is a gratin with a difference: before going in the oven, the layers of spinach and potato are topped with cream in which Mont d'Or cheese has been melted (or another cheese, if you prefer).
2,961 1 hour 5 min.
[Gratin du Nord]
Gratin du Nord
This gratin combines the flavours that are so characteristic of France's northern region: endives (chicory), beer and Maroilles cheese.
3,1095/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 33 min.
[Mozzarella pasta bake]
Mozzarella pasta bake
A good way to use up leftover pasta, or cook some specially for this gratin with fried ham and two cheeses: diced mozzarella for melting texture and grated Comté for a nicely browned top.
1,327 51 min.
[Potatoes with bacon and herbs]
Potatoes with bacon and herbs
The potatoes in this recipe are rolled in a slice of lightly cooked bacon with sage and bay leaves slipped in between. They are then baked in the oven.
1,0795/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour
[Smoky potato and potimarron gratin]
Smoky potato and potimarron gratin
This gratin has an unusual twist: it not only combines potatoes with potimarron, the potatoes are boiled in the water left after cooking a Morteau sausage, to give a lovely smoky flavour. Guaranteed to transport your tastebuds to eastern France!
761 2 hours 10 min.
[Gratin Parmentier]
Gratin Parmentier
Here, a potato gratin meets hachis Parmentier (minced beef topped with mashed potato): 2 layers of potato around a layer of pre-cooked minced meat.
1,4734/5 for 2 ratings 1 hour 22 min.

Meat

[Chicken and mushroom brik rolls]
Chicken and mushroom brik rolls
Roll of brik (or filo) pastry filled with chopped mushrooms, diced chicken and sautéd onions.
13,2035/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 6 min.
[Gisèle's Pasties]
Gisèle's Pasties
These small pasties ("rissoles" in the original French version) are made with shortcrust pastry, filled with a mixture of cooked meat, onion, parsley, garlic and egg.
10,4673.8/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 14 min.
[Artichokes with beef]
Artichokes with beef
This dish combines artichokes, sautéed with shallot in olive oil, with cooked beef and potatoes (simply heated through).
9,6274.1/5 for 16 ratings 46 min.

Miscellanous

[Couscous]
Couscous
In couscous, the meat and vegetable mixture is rather long to cook, but not difficult. And the couscous itself (a kind of coarse semolina) is simple and quick to prepare.
85,7454.3/5 for 4 ratings 2 hours 36 min.
[Breton galettes (pancakes)]
Breton galettes (pancakes)
Of uniquely Breton origin, this is a buckwheat pancake on which you cook an egg with ham and cheese before folding it over. Easy and quick to make, it's an ideal answer to the question "what are we going to eat this evening?".
61,428 23.9/5 for 20 ratings 16 min.
[Röstis]
Röstis
Probably a swiss recipe originally, but also known in the French region of Franche-comté. This version is more sophisticated.
75,6174.2/5 for 10 ratings 40 min.
[Stuffed tomatoes and courgettes]
Stuffed tomatoes and courgettes
A classic recipe of French family cooking, but with a more sophisticated filling.
76,5693.8/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 50 min.
[Sausage in brioche]
Sausage in brioche
In this recipe, sausage is cooked, the skin removed, and baked in a savoury brioche dough. Serve preferably with a good green salad and French dressing (vinaigrette).
169,4935/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 49 min.
[Hotpot my grandmother's way ]
Hotpot my grandmother's way
If you like slow-cooked dishes prepared with loving care (mitonné), you will certainly love this hotpot recipe, with the taste of Franche-Comté, inspired by my grandmother. It's an old-fashioned dish full of flavours and aromas, cooked vegetables, stock, smoked sausages, all cooked long and slow.
69,6285/5 for 1 ratings 4 hours 7 min.
[Cabbage julienne with ham]
Cabbage julienne with ham
A quick recipe: cabbage julienne cooked English style, pan-fried ribbons of ham, a knob of butter and some parsley, and it's ready.
66,873 14.1/5 for 13 ratings 27 min.
[Red rice pannequets]
Red rice pannequets
This is a kind of small crusty parcel with flax seeds, filled with a mix of red rice, diced courgette and smoked ham.
68,4134/5 for 11 ratings 2 hours
[Upside-down Parmentier]
Upside-down Parmentier
Parmentier is a French version of shepherd's pie. This variation has slow-cooked meat on top of the mashed potato (purée), instead of underneath. A red-wine sauce adds the finishing touch.
29,3454.2/5 for 12 ratings 6 hours 7 min.
[Crispy rolls with chicken and leek]
Crispy rolls with chicken and leek
Finely sliced leeks are cooked with a shallot, to which is added leftover chicken with a little cream and parmesan. This mixture is rolled up in filo pastry, and cooked in the oven.
69,7105/5 for 1 ratings 49 min.
[Sautéd mushrooms with spring onions and cured ham]
Sautéd mushrooms with spring onions and cured ham
Fresh mushrooms of your choice, cooked just right, thinly sliced spring onions and morsels of cured ham. Straight from the pan to your plate.
66,367 15/5 for 1 ratings 49 min.
[Express sauerkraut]
Express sauerkraut
Sauerkraut (choucroute in French) is a traditional Alsatian recipe. It consists of fermented cabbage slowly cooked with white wine, potatoes and a variety of salted pork meats. This is a simplified and fairly quick version.
113,448 13.9/5 for 12 ratings 2 hours 24 min.
[Sliced chicken with mushrooms and broccoli]
Sliced chicken with mushrooms and broccoli
Blanched broccoli sautéed quickly with thin slices of fried chicken.
21,4674.5/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 4 min.
[Leek and tuna loaf]
Leek and tuna loaf
This loaf is a savoury cake (quite popular in France) made with tinned tuna and leeks that have been lightly cooked with shallot.
50,0544.4/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 18 min.
[Sausage with duchess potatoes and a Mont d'Or fondue ]
Sausage with duchess potatoes and a Mont d'Or fondue
The duchess potatoes are poached in a roll before being sliced and fried. They are served in alternate layers with slices of sausage, also cooked in two stages (boiled then fried), then topped with a fondue of Mont d'Or cheese.
66,5203.9/5 for 11 ratings 2 hours 13 min.
[Seafood sauerkraut]
Seafood sauerkraut
The French version of sauerkraut (choucroute) is normally served with meat, especially pork and sausage, but here is a seafood version with fish and shellfish. Do give it a try, as it's simple to make and delicious!
45,2564/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 37 min.
[Sausage buckwheat pancakes]
Sausage buckwheat pancakes
This sausage pancake recipe is one of the better-known ways of using buckwheat pancakes. You will find it on the menu of all good French crêperies, but it is easy to make at home.
24,5244.5/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 27 min.
[Crispy spinach rolls]
Crispy spinach rolls
These are rolls of brik pastry (or filo), filled with a mixture of spinach, hard-boiled eggs, bacon and onions. They are served here accompanied by rice with cashew nuts.
26,4845/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 40 min.
[Scallop and leek pancakes]
Scallop and leek pancakes
These pancakes are filled with pan-fried scallops and creamed leeks.
9,2844.3/5 for 20 ratings 36 min.
[Stuffed cabbage leaves]
Stuffed cabbage leaves
The French classic "chou farci" is made with large green cabbage leaves which are blanched before being rolled into parcels around a sausage meat and cheese filling, then baked in the oven.
10,3145/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 23 min.
[Crispy smoked salmon and herb rolls]
Crispy smoked salmon and herb rolls
This recipe is for rolls of brik or filo pastry with a filling of smoked salmon, eggs, herbs and mustard. These are cut into sections before being cooked in the oven.
9,2474.1/5 for 16 ratings 48 min.
[Mushroom buckwheat pancakes]
Mushroom buckwheat pancakes
The filling is prepared by frying ham and mushrooms with chopped shallot and a drizzle of lemon juice. The pancakes used here are Breton-style buckwheat "galettes" (often sold ready made in France), folded over the filling in the pan before serving.
7,7844.6/5 for 14 ratings 45 min.
[Polenta with spinach and soft-poached egg]
Polenta with spinach and soft-poached egg
A "cake" of fried polenta, blanched spinach and a soft-poached egg on top, with a cream, shallot and white-wine sauce poured over just before serving.
8,2685/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 11 min.
[Algerian brik rolls]
Algerian brik rolls
In this recipe, the brik (or filo) rolls are filled with fried minced meat, flavoured with cous-cous spices, garlic and onion.
9,3485/5 for 1 ratings 37 min.
[Potatoes with smoked salmon]
Potatoes with smoked salmon
This is a very simple recipe with a delicious result: potatoes, smoked salmon and a herb sauce.
8,4375/5 for 13 ratings 36 min.
[Crispy potato and mushroom brik rolls]
Crispy potato and mushroom brik rolls
These crispy rolls have a mashed potato filling with mushrooms and herbs.
7,5315/5 for 1 ratings 46 min.
[Stuffed pumpkin gratin]
Stuffed pumpkin gratin
The small squash used here is the Japanese chestnut pumpkin or "potimarron". For this gratin, we scrape out the seeds and fill the centre with a mixture of two sorts of fried meat (chicken and bacon), chestnuts and cream, then bake it in the oven until the pumpkin flesh is soft. Served straight from...
7,6254.3/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 9 min.
[Spinach and Comté Loaf]
Spinach and Comté Loaf
For this savoury cake-style loaf, we use a plain basic mixture and add wilted spinach wth shallots and diced Comté cheese.
5,2224.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 13 min.
[Potato Waffles with Smoked Salmon]
Potato Waffles with Smoked Salmon
For potato waffles, the flour in the mixture for the sweet version is replaced with instant dried potato. This is a way of making delicious savoury waffles. Adding ribbons of smoked salmon, like here, turns them into a proper meal, though they can be also be served as an accompaniment.
6,1994.5/5 for 11 ratings 39 min.
[Chicken with spinach in a cream sauce ]
Chicken with spinach in a cream sauce
This recipe combines morsels of cooked chicken, spinach and potatoes with cream for a simple and tasty dish.
477 36 min.
[Sausages with baked beans, French style]
Sausages with baked beans, French style
What could be more basic than sausages and beans? This is a rustic French version using dried white haricot beans (or "mogettes") that are first boiled fast, then left to cook slowly with tomatoes and smoked sausages. The long cooking allows the smoky flavour of the sausages to gradually spread down...
3,1344.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 4 min.
[Rillettes stuffed mushrooms]
Rillettes stuffed mushrooms
In this recipe, the mushroom caps are first sautéed, then filled with fried onions and a spoonful of rillettes, then baked in the oven. Here they are served with a quick pickle made from brunoise radishes with tarragon.
2,9173.8/5 for 17 ratings 58 min.
[Winegrowers' sausage casserole]
Winegrowers' sausage casserole
This sausage casserole is a simple mix of vegetables with smoked sausage, but the cooking liquid in this case is dry white wine (and hence the name). The casserole is cooked long and slow in the oven with a lid. This allows all the flavours of the vegetables, wine and sausage to mingle harmoniously.
2,324 2 hours 36 min.
[Morteau sausage rolled brioche]
Morteau sausage rolled brioche
Here is a quite sophisticated take on a Morteau sausage brioche. The sausage is first cooked in the oven, then rolled up in a brioche dough with metton cancoillotte before being left to rise. After baking, it is served sliced with a Vin Jaune cream sauce.
1,426 3 hours 15 min.
[Snails in a brioche]
Snails in a brioche
A flat brioche filled with snails, themselves filled with a knob of sophisticated beurre d'escargot. The flat round shape is reminiscent of the old-fashioned French snail dishes. Cut into bite-sized morsels, this makes a good aperitif snack.
985 1 hour 43 min.
[Cauliflower "moelleux" in ramekins]
Cauliflower "moelleux" in ramekins
This melt-in-the-mouth cauliflower dish is a kind of purée, bound with a little potato and cooked in milk to add creamy smoothness. This makes a great accompaniment for meat, or as the main feature, served in ramekins with slivers of fried dry-cured ham.
791 58 min.
[Tandoori-flavoured chicken with leeks]
Tandoori-flavoured chicken with leeks
Indian flavours pep up this recipe. The leeks are cooked then mixed with chunks of chicken (a good way to use leftovers from a previous meal) and simmered with tandoori spices.
920 54 min.
[Stuffed mushrooms au gratin]
Stuffed mushrooms au gratin
For this fairly sophisitcated recipe, the mushrooms caps are marinated and pre-cooked in the oven. They are then filled with a delicious mix of potatoes, sausage and cheese before being baked gratin-style.
300 1 hour 12 min.

Pasta and rice

[Tagliatelle and courgette spaghetti, carbonara style]
Tagliatelle and courgette spaghetti, carbonara style
Classic pasta: tagliatelle mixed with courgette "spaghetti", and like for carbonara, with a sauce of egg yolks, cream, lemon juice and fried ham.
79,3764.6/5 for 14 ratings 53 min.
[Spaghetti Carbonara]
Spaghetti Carbonara
A very famous Italian pasta recipe: egg yolks, cream, bacon, Parmesan and lemon juice.
82,190 24.8/5 for 11 ratings 24 min.
[Creamy risotto with vegetables ]
Creamy risotto with vegetables
Risotto is one of the many delights of italian cooking... Here is a version with vegetables cooked separately, and their stock used to cook rice. Delicious, as you will see...
94,7085/5 for 1 ratings 2 hours 53 min.
[Thaï rice with small vegetables]
Thaï rice with small vegetables
Vegetables cut in small dice, cooked in stages, and mixed with cooked Thaï rice. Delicious alone or served with meat for example.
75,7314.7/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 34 min.
[Creamy risotto with diced vegetables and flax seeds]
Creamy risotto with diced vegetables and flax seeds
Risotto is one of the great Italian recipes. It's the special way in which rice is cooked and mixed with several other things, which produces this famous dish. One can make different flavour risottos, here is a fairly simple recipe with diced vegetables and flax seeds.
79,099 14.2/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 49 min.
[Spaghetti with smoked salmon]
Spaghetti with smoked salmon
After cooking the spaghetti as usual, strips of smoked salmon are added with cream, lemon, Parmesan and egg yolks.
62,7113.8/5 for 12 ratings 37 min.
[Bolognaise lasagne]
Bolognaise lasagne
Lasagne is an Italian pasta that comes in rectangular sheets. These are used to separate layers of filling, like a large savoury oven-baked millefeuille. A bolognaise lasagne combines bechamel sauce, minced meat and tomato sauce.
48,7844.3/5 for 15 ratings 2 hours 3 min.
[New York style pasta]
New York style pasta
Pasta served like in NYC: tagliatelle or spaghetti with lightly fried ham, peas and a nutmeg-flavoured cream sauce.
19,3514.3/5 for 15 ratings 46 min.
[Pasta with green asparagus]
Pasta with green asparagus
In this recipe, the pasta is cooked separately, then mixed with chunks of green asparagus, ribbons of smoked ham and a cream sauce with nutmeg.
20,7113.9/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 8 min.
[Rice and peas]
Rice and peas
This is a very simple recipe that can made almost entirely with leftovers: chicken, rice and peas.
19,4494.2/5 for 18 ratings 27 min.
[Pea risotto "mantecare"]
Pea risotto "mantecare"
This pea risotto recipe is finished with a typical Italian 'mantecare': mascarpone and Parmesan are incorporated at the end of cooking to make the dish incomparably smooth.
24,8834.9/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 26 min.
[Curried prawn risotto]
Curried prawn risotto
In this recipe, the prawns are fried separately first with curry powder, then added to the risotto.
12,6893.9/5 for 12 ratings 59 min.
[Spaghetti Bolognese]
Spaghetti Bolognese
Spaghetti "bolognese" (after the town of Bologna, Italiy) is a well-known dish, but so often amounts to nothing more than pasta topped with minced meat in a plain tomato sauce. Here is a more traditional version, in which the sauce is made with tomatoes, herbs, red wine and - of course - meat.
11,4733.8/5 for 21 ratings 1 hour 19 min.
[Penne with purple artichokes]
Penne with purple artichokes
In this recipe, the purple artichokes are braised in white wine, then mixed with the penne and parmesan.
9,3375/5 for 13 ratings 52 min.
[Spaghetti with mushrooms]
Spaghetti with mushrooms
In this recipe, the mushrooms are cooked in the oven first and are then combined with the cooked spaghetti, shallots and dressed with white wine and soy sauce.
9,4584.1/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[Pasta with pesto and preserved tomatoes]
Pasta with pesto and preserved tomatoes
In this recipe, the pasta (whatever kind you prefer) is served with shreds of fried ham and chopped preserved tomatoes as well as a good dollop of pesto.
6,4553.8/5 for 19 ratings 23 min.
[Penne with Mushrooms]
Penne with Mushrooms
Sautéed mushrooms in a cream sauce with penne - a simple, delicious recipe.
6,3145/5 for 1 ratings 37 min.
[Spinach and ricotta ravioli]
Spinach and ricotta ravioli
The filling for these ravioli is a delicious mixture of ricotta with cooked spinach, egg and lightly toasted pine nuts. The ravioli are first boiled in salted water, then baked gratin-style with cream, Parmesan and sage.
5,4394.8/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 12 min.
[Pasta with mushrooms]
Pasta with mushrooms
Your choice of pasta (spaghetti, penne or whatever) in a creamy sauce with mushrooms and shallots.
5,1654.3/5 for 15 ratings 37 min.
[Madras rice]
Madras rice
Slices of sautéed aubergine and the lovely yellow colour from the curry spices bring a hint of India to this rice dish, given a twist with a little fried ham.
1,315 28 min.
[Chicken with rice and leeks]
Chicken with rice and leeks
For this "chicken with rice", the rice is cooked using the pilau method (started on the hob, finished in the oven), but with chicken cooking juices as the liquid to add plenty of delicious flavour. Pieces of cooked chicken are then added. This version also has chopped and lightly fried leeks.
3,4344.1/5 for 16 ratings 56 min.
[Morel risotto with Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or]
Morel risotto with Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or
This is a rather special risotto recipe with Morel mushrooms, cooked with Jura Vin Jaune wine, and with Mont d'Or cheese added just before serving to make it extra creamy. With the trio of morels, Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or, this is an ideal way to bring together the delicious flavours of the...
3,8883.8/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 53 min.
[Turmeric risotto]
Turmeric risotto
A colourful and tasty risotto made with turmeric, and pumpkin and sunflower seeds.
542 56 min.
[Sunday night pasta]
Sunday night pasta
Here's a quick and simple solution when faced with the age-old question late on Sunday afternoon: "What are we going to eat tonight?".
2,7034.8/5 for 10 ratings 28 min.

Poultry

[Chicken pie]
Chicken pie
Apart from the obvious chicken, this pie's puff pastry "lid" also conceals mushrooms, bacon, hard-boiled eggs and leeks.
23,2844.3/5 for 12 ratings 2 hours 29 min.

Salads

[Warm cauliflower salad with two cheeses]
Warm cauliflower salad with two cheeses
For this recipe, the cauliflower is steamed until just tender, then mixed while still warm with diced Mimolette and Cantal cheeses and a good vinaigrette.
4,3694.5/5 for 10 ratings 31 min.
[Warm autumn salad]
Warm autumn salad
Not quite "surf and turf", but land meets sea in this salad which combines poached fish with cauliflower and buttery fried croutons.
2,9404.3/5 for 11 ratings 45 min.

Sandwiches

[Montbenoit's canapés]
Montbenoit's canapés
A recipe from Franche-comté (lovely region of eastern France): large slices of bread coated with melted shallot, grilled bacon dice, a big slice of Morbier (cheese from the same region) and a brief spell in the oven. It really is a winter dish.
76,9404.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 45 min.
[Mediterranean toast]
Mediterranean toast
On a slice of toasted bread: barely-cooked Spanish ham, sticks of fried chorizo, slices of peeled tomato and sliced feta.
31,8584.5/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 5 min.
[Winemaker's toast]
Winemaker's toast
These oven-baked open sandwiches are topped with onions cooked in red wine, fried bacon and potatoes, finished with a thin layer of melted cheese.
21,8135/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 20 min.
[Crab and smoked salmon club sandwiches ]
Crab and smoked salmon club sandwiches
A club sandwich has three slices of bread, filled with a mayonnaise-style dressing. Here is a crab and smoked salmon version with cocktail sauce.
66,743 15/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 2 min.
[Gratin slices with spinach]
Gratin slices with spinach
A slice of bread with a gratin of bechamel containing hard-boiled egg and topped with cheese, served with fresh spinach.
20,1654.1/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 33 min.
[Mushrooms on toast, French style]
Mushrooms on toast, French style
This is a French version of mushrooms on toast! The mushrooms are simmered in cream then served on a slice of fried buttered bread.
35,6453.8/5 for 17 ratings 2 hours 5 min.
[Spinach on toast with bechamel]
Spinach on toast with bechamel
A slice of buttered toast, layers of spinach and sliced hard-boiled egg, topped with bechamel sauce and grated cheese, then browned in the oven.
8,6594.3/5 for 15 ratings 33 min.
[Spinach Croque-monsieur ]
Spinach Croque-monsieur
A croque-monsieur is a French toasted sandwich. Here, the 2 slices of buttered bread are filled with bechamel sauce, hard-boiled eggs, blanched spinach and melted cheese. The assembled sandwich is popped in the oven to toast the bread and melt the cheese.
8,8844.5/5 for 2 ratings 45 min.
[Croque-monsieur complet]
Croque-monsieur complet
This is a "full Monty" version of the traditional French toasted sandwich: the bread is dipped in beaten egg with cream before cooking, rather like pain perdu, to make the fried bread rich and moist. The French term "complet" here means "with everything": egg, ham and cheese.
9,027 14.1/5 for 16 ratings 25 min.
[Fried egg in bread]
Fried egg in bread
This is a novel way to cook an egg in the middle of a slice of fried bread. For a continental twist to the English breakfast, it comes with a slice of grilled bacon and a little pesto. The tricky part (explained in full in the recipe) is to cook the egg white through but keep the yolk runny.
7,822 15/5 for 1 ratings 29 min.
[Breton Sandwich]
Breton Sandwich
This is a sandwich with a difference: its Breton character comes not only from the crab in mayonnaise, but also from pieces of "galette" (buckwheat pancake), fried in butter.
7,0813.8/5 for 17 ratings 22 min.
[Croque-monsieur gourmand]
Croque-monsieur gourmand
This "gourmand" (or "greedy") version of the traditional French toasted sandwich has 3 fillings: fried potato slices, creamed leeks and fried ham.
5,3535/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 11 min.
[Grilled cheese]
Grilled cheese
This is the classic American pan-fried sandwich, the "grilled cheese". The French have their own, slightly different speciality: croque-monsieur.
4,6565/5 for 13 ratings 21 min.
[Summery cheese on toast]
Summery cheese on toast
Lightly toasted bread topped with a mixture of cream cheese, chopped spring onions, sliced radishes and fresh herbs.
4,1394/5 for 20 ratings 21 min.
[Tartine du pêcheur ]
Tartine du pêcheur
This is a French twist on that store-cupboard basic, sardines on toast: sardine fillets in oil and sliced spring onion, topped with a poached egg.
4,6524.7/5 for 12 ratings 15 min.
[Fried bread with leek and poached egg ]
Fried bread with leek and poached egg
A slice of fried buttered bread with fried sliced leek, topped with a poached egg. For the best effect, split the egg open just before serving.
5,5034.8/5 for 12 ratings 31 min.
[Baked leek and Camembert slices]
Baked leek and Camembert slices
In this recipe slices of bread are topped with creamed leeks and slivers of Camembert before browning in the oven.
4,3044.8/5 for 11 ratings 42 min.
[Genoese croque-monsieur]
Genoese croque-monsieur
Here is an Italian version of the famous French toasted sandwich: a croque-monsieur from Genoa. The two slices of fried bread hold together scrambled egg, pesto and grated Parmesan.
1,783 24 min.
[French toast "cordon bleu"]
French toast "cordon bleu"
You are probably familiar with those "cordon bleu" chicken breasts filled with ham and melted cheese that so many kids seem to enjoy. Here's a lighter, bread-based version that is deliciously moist. The bread is dipped in egg, like for French toast, then in a coating of breadcrumbs with herbs before...
3,9464.6/5 for 14 ratings 38 min.
[Kérinou slices]
Kérinou slices
These toasted slices are topped with sautéed vegetables (courgette and mushrooms), covered with a slice of smoked ham and then slivers of cheese. Once the cheese is melted and browned in the oven, the slices should be served piping hot.
2,5134.7/5 for 19 ratings 58 min.
[Surf and turf club sandwich]
Surf and turf club sandwich
This is a rapid club sandwich recipe that combines the taste of the sea (sardines in oil) with the terrestrial flavour of fried bacon. The two are accompanied by a layer of cream cheese with herbs.
2,5154.3/5 for 12 ratings 24 min.
[Montlebon toast]
Montlebon toast
Not just plain old cheese on toast, these slices are loaded with delicious toppings: bechamel sauce, caramelized onions and sticks of morteau sausage. The slices are finished with grated Comté, then browned in the oven.
9425/5 for 1 ratings 46 min.
[Ham and cheese slices with spring onions]
Ham and cheese slices with spring onions
In this recipe, we'll be using just the tops of the onions, lightly fried, combined with fried ham and thinly sliced Morbier cheese..
476 38 min.

Soups

[Country vegetable soup]
Country vegetable soup
In this "country" (paysanne) style soup, the vegetables are left in small pieces, rather than blended.
10,378 14.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 11 min.
["Day After Pork Belly" Soup]
"Day After Pork Belly" Soup
If you have made cured pork belly with lentils, you will no doubt have some of the stock left from cooking the meat and lentils. This will be full of flavour, so can be turned into a quick and delicious soup. Here's how to do it.
5,4374.1/5 for 16 ratings 35 min.

Tarts

[Filo leeks and cheese tart]
Filo leeks and cheese tart
This is a very quick tart recipe, where the crust is made by a stacking filo pastry sheets.
64,2414.3/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 17 min.
[Maroilles cheese quiche]
Maroilles cheese quiche
Traditional recipe from northern France, using a typical and tasty regional cheese. But this can be replaced by another (see below).
72,971 34.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 27 min.
[Nanou's tuna tart]
Nanou's tuna tart
Crisp puff pastry topped with tuna, mushrooms and cooked shallots.
29,4594.2/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 36 min.
[Rata-tart]
Rata-tart
"Rata-tart" is a tart filled with ratatouille and polenta. The layer of polenta in the bottom separates the pastry from the ratatouille and so keeps it crisp.
15,0844.5/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 15 min.
[Cheese tart]
Cheese tart
This is a very simple recipe for a "Pontarlier" style cheese tart that allows you to prepare a number at the same time. They freeze very well, so you can easily stock up for later.
20,0124.2/5 for 10 ratings 5 hours 10 min.
[Leek and fresh tuna tart]
Leek and fresh tuna tart
The puff pastry case is filled with a layer of leek, lightly fried chunks of fresh tuna and a quiche-style egg and cream mixture.
12,1915/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 15 min.
[Quiche Lorraine]
Quiche Lorraine
Quiche Lorraine is a recipe that is both simple and delicious. This savoury tart combines bacon and grated cheese with an egg and cream filling in a short-crust pastry case.
17,7934.9/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 5 min.
[Comtoise tart for Seàn]
Comtoise tart for Seàn
This tart has all the flavour of the Franche-Comté: the puff-pastry base is covered with diced Morteau sausage and fried potatoes. This is topped with cancoillotte cheese - totally delicious!
12,4244.2/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 49 min.
[Chicken and mushroom pie]
Chicken and mushroom pie
This lovely pie has a puff pastry crust filled with a mixture of fried mushrooms, diced chicken and parsley, all bound in a cream sauce.
13,593 14.4/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 40 min.
[Leek and Mimolette tart]
Leek and Mimolette tart
This baked tart has a shortcrust pastry case, filled with a layer of chopped, braised leeks topped with a bechamel sauce with eggs and Mimolette cheese.
8,3954.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 16 min.
[Thin endive tart]
Thin endive tart
This thin tart (made with puff pastry) is a sort of quiche. It is fairly light, with smoked ham and endives fried from raw (not blanched first).
7,3064.9/5 for 18 ratings 58 min.
[Breton Pie]
Breton Pie
This unusual pie from Brittany is made with piled-up layers of buckwheat pancakes (galettes), sandwiched with a filling of onion and bacon mixed with a little cream. The whole thing, assembled in a baking tin, is then browned in the oven.
7,0114.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 9 min.
[Shallot confit tart]
Shallot confit tart
This savoury tart is full of flavour: the thin puff-pastry case is filled with lightly grilled slices of ham and a mixture of cream and Époisses cheese, topped with a layer of oven-cooked shallot confit. This tart can be eated hot, of course, but is also good cold or reheated until just warmed...
4,3534.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 25 min.
[Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise]
Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise
This is a quiche-style tart with a Piedmont-inspired twist: the filling is made with eggs, mascarpone (lighter than the usual cream) and Parmesan. The tart still has a moist texture to balance the puff-pastry crust, with the flavour of leeks and purple artichokes.
3,7155/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 25 min.
[Fine multi-tomato tart]
Fine multi-tomato tart
This simple but very elegant tart makes the most of different tomato varieties. Their diversity allows us to create a multi-coloured tart, featuring all their attractive shades.
1,203 59 min.
[Flamiche]
Flamiche
Flamiche is a savoury tart from the Picardy region of northeasten France. It is a cousin of quiche lorraine, but the pastry is characteristically made with lard and the filling has neither bacon nor eggs. This version contains a mixture of endives and leeks (white part only).
3,625 14.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 16 min.
[Pissaladière with puff pastry]
Pissaladière with puff pastry
This savoury tart is a traditional speciality around Nice, on France's Cote d'Azur. Originally, pissaladière had much in common with its Italian cousin, the pizza, but made with onions, anchovies and olives, and without tomatoes. This is a slightly different version, more friable (with a...
3,2133.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 38 min.
[Two-cheese quiche]
Two-cheese quiche
This extra-tasty quiche is made with diced ham and a combination of two cheeses: Comté and Cheddar.
5074/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 2 min.
[Baker's tuna and mushroom tart]
Baker's tuna and mushroom tart
A baker's tart, sometimes called a baker's pizza, is a tart with a base made of bread dough. This version, without tomatoes, combines tuna with mushrooms.
428 1 hour 2 min.
[Tomato feuilleté with pesto]
Tomato feuilleté with pesto
This is a fairly simple recipe, but the result is an elegant, thin tart, bursting with delicious Italian colour. The base is a a feuilletage, but savoury this time, topped with the concentrated flavours of Italian cuisine: pesto, tomatoes and Parmesan.
2,7084.1/5 for 16 ratings 59 min.
[Breton leek and mushroom tart]
Breton leek and mushroom tart
This is a "tart" with a difference: the case is not made with pastry, but with a double layer of lightly buttered Breton galettes (buckwheat pancakes). The filling is made with shallots, sautéed mushrooms, leeks and cream. You might have noticed that this recipe includes the key elements of...
2,6924.3/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 13 min.
[Rustic chicken and mushroom pie]
Rustic chicken and mushroom pie
This homely looking pie gets back to what good, old-fashioned pies are all about: it's round, deep and has both a proper bottom and lid. The one small concession to modernity is the use of puff pastry for a lighter, crisper crust. The filling combines mushrooms, leeks and diced chicken in a cream...
3,058 1 hour 35 min.
[Quiche Bretonne]
Quiche Bretonne
This quiche from Brittany has a puff-pastry base topped with an assortment of fish and shellfish with a classic quiche filling. After baking in a hot oven, the crusty pastry is a great foil for the moist filling with all its seafood flavours.
1,674 1 hour 40 min.
[Quick flaky pizza]
Quick flaky pizza
This pizza with a difference has a thin puff-pastry base instead the traditional dough. Apart from this small refinement, the basic elements you would expect are all there: tomato sauce, a variety of toppings and fresh basil leaves.
1,316 36 min.
[Potimarron and Parmesan tart]
Potimarron and Parmesan tart
This moist tart has a shortcrust pastry case, filled with a mixture of potimarron purée and Parmesan, bound with egg.
1,173 2 hours 14 min.
[Baker's chicken and potato tart]
Baker's chicken and potato tart
A baker's tart is made with bread dough. It is sometimes called a baker's pizza, but this version has no tomatoes. It is topped with potatoes and slices of herb-poached chicken on a bed of cream and cheese with more herbs.
502 1 hour 23 min.
[Deep leek and potato quiche]
Deep leek and potato quiche
The French make a "tourte" that is smaller and deeper than a normal quiche. This recipe makes the most of this difference: it has plenty of texture and flavour, with bacon, potatoes, leeks, two different cheeses, and an egg and cream filling poured over.
578 1 hour 36 min.

Traditional recipes of French cooking

[Cassoulet]
Cassoulet
Cassoulet is typical, even emblematic, of southern French cuisine. It is a "slow food" casserole in which meat and vegetables, particualrly dried beans, are cooked together for a long time. Here is a simplified version of this famous dish.
25,5894.1/5 for 16 ratings 16 hours 9 min.
[Ratatouille]
Ratatouille
Ratatouille is a typical Mediterranean dish. The best-known version comes from Nice. It is a ragout of different vegetables (aubergines, peppers, courgettes, onions) in a tomato sauce.
20,0995/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 52 min.

Vegetables

[Vegetable pie]
Vegetable pie
Three layers of vegetables, baked in puff pastry.
65,4383.9/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 21 min.
[Big knife-cut chips (French fries) ]
Big knife-cut chips (French fries)
These chips (French fries) are made from potatoes steamed then fried in their skins. Usually we make big ones (3 times the usual French fry) and serve 2 or 3 per guest.
74,4504.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 19 min.
[Ratatouille confite]
Ratatouille confite
In this ratatouille recipe, the vegetables are cooked longer than usual to get a richer melting dish.
66,903 13.8/5 for 17 ratings 2 hours 40 min.
[Green beans with tomatoes]
Green beans with tomatoes
Cut green beans simmered with tomatoes and mixed with onions and lightly fried lardons (or small pieces of bacon).
26,719 14.7/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 38 min.
[Quartet of brassicas with cream ]
Quartet of brassicas with cream
Four kinds of brassicas (Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, romanesco and broccoli), blanched separately, then combined to finish with cream and chopped parsley.
32,5144.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 41 min.
[Beans with tomatoes]
Beans with tomatoes
Fresh white haricot beans and leftover chicken cooked with stewed tomatoes, a sprig of parsley and it's ready.
68,8414.1/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 55 min.
[Sautéd broccoli with ham]
Sautéd broccoli with ham
Broccoli cooked until just tender, quickly sautéd in a little olive oil with shallot and ribbons of ham.
59,135 14.3/5 for 15 ratings 49 min.
[French-style peas]
French-style peas
A traditional French recipe, "Petis pois à la Française", with a personal twist, but very easy to prepare. It is an ideal accompaniment for meat, poultry or even a grilled fillet of fish.
22,5533.8/5 for 17 ratings 28 min.
[Sarladaise potatoes]
Sarladaise potatoes
Potatoes fried in a little goose fat, with a mixture of chopped parsley, garlic and shallot added just before serving. Greedy folks (like me) melt a few thin slices of foie gras over the top.
60,1804.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 25 min.
[Fresh spinach with cream]
Fresh spinach with cream
Fresh spinach, simply wilted, reheated in a sauce of thickened cream with shallot, and served with quarters of hard-boiled egg.
64,9183.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 43 min.
[Real home-made chips* ]
Real home-made chips*
It's not easy to make these - the original "French fries" - well at home, that is, to produce golden and crunchy chips from fresh potatoes. Here is a way of doing it in three cooking stages, which gives very good results: melting in the middle, crunchy on the outside, and a nice golden colour....
53,8795/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 47 min.
[Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream ]
Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream
Here's how to prepare good baked potatoes, and two ideas for toppings. Herb butter can be easily be made in advance and store in the fridge folded in plastic film, it can also be served with red meat because it look like very much to the "Beurre maitre d'hotel" (butler's butter, usually with parsley...
51,110 13.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 42 min.
[Spinach brik parcels]
Spinach brik parcels
Crispy brik parcels, filled with a mixture of spinach, feta and chopped shallot.
22,4535/5 for 18 ratings 43 min.
[Cauliflower curry]
Cauliflower curry
Plenty of flavour in this cauliflower curry: from the hot spices, of course, but also from dry-roasted cashew nuts.
13,3544.8/5 for 12 ratings 54 min.
[Endives "bonne femme"]
Endives "bonne femme"
A one-pot endive dish with potatoes, onion and bacon. [Translator's note: the French "bonne femme" style is good, straightforward home cooking (whether the cook is a man or a woman!).
24,3184.3/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 23 min.
[Sautéed green vegetables]
Sautéed green vegetables
Just fresh vegetables, each sautéed in turn in olive oil, then combined with chopped spring onions and parsley.
10,5134.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 5 min.
[Home-made potato crisps ]
Home-made potato crisps
Making your own potato crisps (or chips, if you are American) is quite easy. All you need to do is slice potatoes and fry them. That is all well and good in principle, but there are a few tips it is important to know. I'll explain them for you in this recipe.
14,0493.9/5 for 12 ratings 26 min.
[Purple artichokes braised in white wine]
Purple artichokes braised in white wine
In this recipe, small purple artichokes are trimmed and braised (i.e. simmered gently in a small quantity of liquid) in white wine.
10,0244.3/5 for 15 ratings 40 min.
[Grated potato cakes]
Grated potato cakes
These grated potato cakes (similar to hash browns, but without the onion) can be deep or pan fried. They are excellent with meat, but quite delicious on their own. Children love them.
11,9634.3/5 for 10 ratings 39 min.
[Stuffed Mushrooms]
Stuffed Mushrooms
In this recipe, the mushrooms are stuffed with caramelized onions, topped with cheese and cooked in the oven. As mushrooms tend to give off a lot of liquid, especially when very fresh, the cooking is done in two stages.
5,9244.1/5 for 16 ratings 57 min.
[Broccoli savoury custard]
Broccoli savoury custard
This light and delicious savoury custard with broccoli is perfect to serve with meat or fish in a sauce.
6,5354/5 for 1 ratings 44 min.
[Sautéed Green Vegetables]
Sautéed Green Vegetables
A recipe full of gorgeous greens: broccoli, romanesco, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. The vegetables are cooked separately in stock before being lightly sautéed with shallot. This is a simple dish, though it takes a while to prepare, and is delicious, light and healthy.
5,8704.1/5 for 18 ratings 37 min.
[Warm Leek and Potato Salad]
Warm Leek and Potato Salad
This simple salad combines leeks (boiled and thoroughly drained) with sliced potatoes in a good vinaigrette.
5,3224.6/5 for 14 ratings 40 min.
[Oven-roasted Sprouts]
Oven-roasted Sprouts
Here is an original way to pep up Brussels sprouts: roasted in the oven. Cooked this way, they will be lightly crisped on the outside and melting in the middle.
7,0674/5 for 1 ratings 53 min.
[Roasted Cauliflower]
Roasted Cauliflower
Roasting cauliflower in the oven is a delicious way to enjoy the vegetable: golden-brown on the outside and melt-in-the-mouth inside. In this recipe, the cauliflower is blanched first, then brushed with herb butter before roasting in the oven.
5,5475/5 for 2 ratings 1 hour 12 min.
[Crispy potato galette with leeks]
Crispy potato galette with leeks
For this recipe, we make a "galette" of fried potatoes, then add layer of steamed leeks and melt cheese over the top. The galette is folded over, rather like an omelette, before being cut into portions.
5,4944.1/5 for 20 ratings 39 min.
[Steamed leeks with morel sabayon]
Steamed leeks with morel sabayon
For this very simple recipe, steamed leeks (cooked in 2 stages) are served with a sabayon made with mushroom "jus", preferably from morels. The sabayon is the major taste element in this dish, and adds a delicious woodland-mushroom flavour.
3,1054.1/5 for 16 ratings 37 min.
[Tomatoes Provençal]
Tomatoes Provençal
This is a great classic dish of Provençal cuisine: tomato halves topped with a kind of stuffing mixture of breadcrumbs, parsley and garlic. In this version, they are served on a bed of white rice.
2,7064.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 9 min.
[Potimarron braised in meat jus]
Potimarron braised in meat jus
This is a very quick and simple recipe which makes an excellent accompaniment for roast meat, for example. It is also a good Sunday night dish.
2,294 1 hour 5 min.
[Provençal braised carrots]
Provençal braised carrots
Chunks of carrot (different coloured varieties here), braised in a vegetable stock with herbes de Provence and served on a bed of couscous.
844 1 hour 14 min.
[Potato galette]
Potato galette
This potato "cake" is like a big savoury pancake of duchess potatoes (mashed potato with egg yolks), mixed with strips of fried ham, chives and spring onions. The galette is cooked in the oven in a tin and cut into portions for serving. This is delicious on its own or with a good green salad on the...
443 1 hour 13 min.
[Risotto-style celeriac]
Risotto-style celeriac
In this recipe, the celeriac is cooked rather like for a risotto: diced small, softened in olive oil with onion, then cooked in chicken stock. The dish is finished with cream and maybe a little cancoillotte (or other creamy cheese). It is delicious on its own or to accompany meat.
118 48 min.

With cheese

[Aligot]
Aligot
Aligot is a traditional family dish from the Auvergne mountains in France. It is basically a potato purée enriched with cheese and stirred for a long time.
24,8594.2/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 17 min.
[Welsh (French Welsh Rarebit)]
Welsh (French Welsh Rarebit)
This is a French version (as served in brasseries in northern France) of the traditional Welsh rarebit. It contains boiled ham as well as the usual toasted bread and Cheddar cheese melted in beer.
15,6025/5 for 1 ratings 33 min.
[Ham "friand" pie]
Ham "friand" pie
A "friand" (the word means "fond"!) is a sort of French pasty. This pie-style version has two layers of puff pastry filled with a mixture of cheese, ham and bechamel sauce.
14,1414.2/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 5 min.
[Potato wallets]
Potato wallets
These "wallets" are potatoes boiled in their skins and sliced part-way through after cooking. The slots are filled with slices of cheese and grilled bacon and the potatoes are then baked for a few minutes the oven.
9,5594.1/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 4 min.
[Baked Camembert with Walnuts]
Baked Camembert with Walnuts
Camembert can be melted in the oven, like this hot box cheese, but here it has the added delight of toasted chopped walnuts, served on a bed of hot potatoes.
6,1873.8/5 for 17 ratings 56 min.

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