List of recipes using "French": 58 recipes

[Beetroot salad with cashew nuts]
Beetroot salad with cashew nuts
This pink — almost hot pink — salad gets its colour from the raw beetroot, teamed here with toasted cashew nuts and fried croutons.
1,9215/5 for 1 ratings 32 min.
[Celeriac Rémoulade ]
Celeriac Rémoulade
A classic recipe of traditional French bistro cooking (winter salad).
87,6355/5 for 2 ratings 23 min.
[Cervelas salad]
Cervelas salad
This bistro-style salad combines potatoes and gherkins with, of course, the famous cervelas sausage.
17,7634.4/5 for 20 ratings 54 min.
[Comtoise endive salad]
Comtoise endive salad
This endive salad has a Comtoise twist as a change from the usual pairing of endives with walnuts. The endives are finely sliced, mixed with fried smoked bacon, diced Comté cheese and a little chopped parsley, then dessed with a good vinaigrette.
1,184 38 min.
[Corn salad with croutons]
Corn salad with croutons
Corn salad (or lamb's lettuce) leaves mixed with chopped hard-boiled eggs, mushrooms, spring onions, butter-fried croutons, and - of course - a good vinaigrette dressing.
29,4385/5 for 18 ratings 54 min.
[Crunchy spring salad]
Crunchy spring salad
Fresh and crunchy, this colourful spring salad combines baby courgettes, radishes, cauliflower, beetroot and spring onions with chopped herbs in a good vinaigrette.
5,4564.6/5 for 19 ratings 27 min.
[Endive and walnut salad]
Endive and walnut salad
This salad has a double dose of walnut flavour: walnut oil in the vinaigrette and crunchy walnut kernels.
13,7474.9/5 for 11 ratings 22 min.
[French bean salad with vinaigrette ]
French bean salad with vinaigrette
A very simple recipe for a salad of green (or yellow) French beans: The beans are boiled first, then thoroughly drained and served mixed with herbs, chopped shallot and a good vinaigrette (french dressing).
4,4304.6/5 for 14 ratings 35 min.
[Leek and potato soup]
Leek and potato soup
A classic of French family cooking.
72,9605/5 for 1 ratings 42 min.
[Leeks in vinaigrette ]
Leeks in vinaigrette
A classic dish of French family and bistro cooking. It's both simple and good. The secret lies in cooking the leeks until they are only just tender, so that they keep their lovely green colour. The special vinaigrette includes herbs and hard-boiled eggs.
35,7324.3/5 for 15 ratings 45 min.
[Lentil and cold-meat salad]
Lentil and cold-meat salad
This salad combines lentils, chunks of cooked meat, sliced hard-boiled eggs, shallot and herbs, with a good vinaigrette dressing.
8,8123.8/5 for 17 ratings 43 min.
[Mimosa eggs]
Mimosa eggs
Mimosa eggs are hard boiled eggs where the yolks are removed, chopped and mixed with a herb mayonnaise, then this mix is used to refill the whites. It's a classic recipe of traditional French bistro cooking.
71,738 25/5 for 1 ratings 46 min.
[Mixed salad]
Mixed salad
Mixed salad is one of those simple but delicious summer recipes which go so well with a barbeque. It's a mix of several fresh vegetables, herbs and French dressing (vinaigrette).
67,4554.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour
[Mixed tomato salad]
Mixed tomato salad
This end-of-summer recipe is very simple: just fresh tomatoes with chopped shallot and herbs in a vinaigrette, but we can play up the variety of flavours and colours to make it something with real eye appeal and, above all, delicious!
5,0294.2/5 for 19 ratings 20 min.
[Raw beetroot salad]
Raw beetroot salad
This is a very simple salad. It contains raw beetroot (of course), but also walnuts, parmesan shavings and a vinaigrette made with balsamic vinegar.
39,1744.1/5 for 16 ratings 31 min.
[Red cabage salad with toasted almonds]
Red cabage salad with toasted almonds
This salad has a lovely crunch to it: not just the red cabbage, but also from thinly sliced radishes and toasted almonds.
847 28 min.
[Red cabbage salad with chives]
Red cabbage salad with chives
This simple winter salad recipe combines red cabbage with spring onions (or chives) in a good vinaigrette.
9,2465/5 for 1 ratings 20 min.
[Rémoulette of celeriac]
Rémoulette of celeriac
This is a variation on the popular French rémoulade (a celeriac salad, similar to coleslaw). Here, a julienne of celeriac is mixed with chopped shallot, fresh herbs and a lemony rémoulade dressing.
1,092 33 min.
[Valay salad]
Valay salad
This salad combines ratte potatoes, lettuce, radishes and chicken with a herb dressing.
19,5783.9/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[Warm broccoli and Tuna Salad]
Warm broccoli and Tuna Salad
In this recipe, the broccoli is served only just cooked and still warm with tuna, chopped shallot and cherry tomatoes in a good vinaigrette dressing.
5,7144/5 for 2 ratings 22 min.
[Warm chicken salad]
Warm chicken salad
This salad is a mixture of fresh, crunchy ingredients (spring onions, radishes and lettuce) with ribbons of pan-fried chicken, added while still warm.
24,1584.2/5 for 11 ratings 29 min.
[Warm lentil salad]
Warm lentil salad
Lentils boiled until just tender, then mixed with fried smoked bacon, onion, chives and dressed with a good vinaigrette.
47,3284.6/5 for 14 ratings 53 min.
[Warm salad of potatoes and purple artichokes]
Warm salad of potatoes and purple artichokes
This salad combines red onion, purple artichokes cut small and slices of warm potato, dressed with a good vinaigrette.
20,6213.8/5 for 17 ratings 54 min.
[Warm scallop and cabbage salad]
Warm scallop and cabbage salad
This salad combines the crunchiness of raw white cabbage, the softness of fried scallops and yielding cooked potatoes, bound in a good herb vinaigrette.
9,7075/5 for 1 ratings 26 min.
[White asparagus salad]
White asparagus salad
This spring salad combines warm white asparagus, hard-boiled eggs and small croutons, dressed with a tasty herb vinaigrette.
11,1354.3/5 for 12 ratings 48 min.
[Fish Mousselines]
Fish Mousselines
Mousselines are a lighter version of the classic French quenelles, but without breadcrumbs. They are poached first in fumet (fish stock), then served "en gratin" in sauce normande.
9,657 24.6/5 for 14 ratings 38 min.
[Blanquette of veal]
Blanquette of veal
Blanquette is a classic dish of French family cooking, but can also be found in bistros. Veal is cooked slowly, and the sauce is thickened with a mixture of egg yolks and cream. I have set out a rather special way of making it.
80,9804.4/5 for 10 ratings 2 hours 49 min.
[Coq au vin]
Coq au vin
Coq au vin is one of those iconic classics of French cuisine, though these days it is more likely to be made with chicken. The poultry is marinated in red wine, fried, then flambéed in cognac before being simmered slowly in the wine marinade. It has much in common with that other classic, boeuf...
6,7884.2/5 for 11 ratings 14 hours 44 min.
[Roast beef "like they do it in Santa Fe"]
Roast beef "like they do it in Santa Fe"
For this delicious roast, the beef joint is seared all over, then wrapped in slices of grilled (broiled) bacon before the final long, slow roasting in a bag with aromatic ingredients (bayleaf, shallots, carrot, thyme and chilli). Cooked this way, the meat will be well done on the outside, meltingly...
3,5494.5/5 for 12 ratings 5 hours 39 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.
74,7544.1/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 19 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!).
24,6304.3/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 23 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...
4,2594.6/5 for 14 ratings 38 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...
90,083 25/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 3 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..
728 38 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....
54,3605/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 47 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...
5,2704.7/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 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.
3,2264.3/5 for 11 ratings 45 min.
[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.
4,6654.5/5 for 10 ratings 31 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.
5,6414.6/5 for 14 ratings 40 min.
[Little caramelized peach tarts]
Little caramelized peach tarts
This is an elegant summer dessert: a thin base of puff pastry, topped with caramelized peach slices. For a delicious contrast of hot and cold, serve with the reduced caramel and citrus sauce poured over over hot and, at the last minute, a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, .
5,2333.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 15 min.
[Pain perdu]
Pain perdu
This is a sweet French version of "eggy bread": slices of bread soaked in a mixture of milk, cream, egg yolks and vanilla sugar, then pan-fried until golden. It's really simple and wickedly delicious!
39,8953.8/5 for 17 ratings 39 min.
[Poire Belle Hélène]
Poire Belle Hélène
Poire Belle Hélène is a fairly simple cold dessert. The pears are poached in a vanilla-flavoured syrup, then served on top of vanilla ice cream with hot chocolate sauce poured over.
11,3644.7/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 46 min.
[Tart Tatin]
Tart Tatin
Tart tatin is one of the great classic desserts of French cooking. It's an apple tart cooked upside down. Apples are cooked in sugar until they caramelise. Then a circle of puff pastry is put on top, and the whole tart is baked at 356°F (180°C) for 20 minutes. To serve, the tart is turned over so...
85,082 13.8/5 for 4 ratings 1 hour 17 min.
[French baguettes]
French baguettes
This classic of French baking is rather different from the recipe for leavened bread, it's a question of making a good crust and light crumb along the whole length. To succeed, you should know that there are two secrets: water first of all (much more than for normal bread), and the working of the...
166,486 255/5 for 3 ratings 5 hours 6 min.
[French croissants]
French croissants
In this famous and highly technical recipe from a piece of yeast-based flaky dough we are going to cut and shape ("roll") croissants.
100,1654.8/5 for 5 ratings 2 hours 34 min.
[Béarnaise sauce]
Béarnaise sauce
This very tasty sauce, flavoured with tarragon, chervil and shallot, with its hint of acidity, is perfect for grilled fish or meats. Its well-known as a difficult sauce, but here are all the tips that you need to succeed.
102,6554/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 6 min.
[Bechamel sauce]
Bechamel sauce
Bechamel sauce is a classic, made from a cooked butter-flour mix called "roux", where milk is added and slowly cooked. We get a thick sauce, used in many recipes.
92,3734/5 for 2 ratings 18 min.
[Beurre d'escargot]
Beurre d'escargot
Beurre d'escargot is the typically French flavoured butter added to snails before they go into the oven. In principal, this a simple mixture of butter, chopped parsley and garlic, but here is a more sophisticated gastronomic version with a flavour that simply oozes French savoir-faire.
2,0484/5 for 1 ratings 51 min.
[Brioche dough]
Brioche dough
It's a soft and rich dough, with butter and eggs which give a smooth and incredibly tasty brioche. This is the basic recipe for brioche dough, used for all other brioche-based recipes on the site.
114,589 24.2/5 for 6 ratings 14 hours 27 min.
[Diplomat cream]
Diplomat cream
Diplomat cream or "crème Madame" (a much prettier name) is one of many creams in French pâtisserie based on confectioner's custard. The classic confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream) has gelatin added while hot, then whipped cream is folded in when cold. This gives a...
571 1 hour 47 min.
[French dressing (vinaigrette)]
French dressing (vinaigrette)
Here is a very simple recipe, but it could completely transform, maybe even transcend, your salad.
104,7074/5 for 1 ratings 7 min.
[Herb salad]
Herb salad
Herb salad is a small salad made with leaves of all kinds of aromatic herbs, it's highly flavoured, and should be considered almost as a condiment. It really is a salad, the leaves are not chopped.
68,5764.6/5 for 14 ratings 22 min.
[Lettuce "chiffonade"]
Lettuce "chiffonade"
Chiffonade is a French term meaning "made of rags.", it consists of shredding the heart of a lettuce into thin ribbons.
62,000 15/5 for 3 ratings 32 min.
[Mayonnaise]
Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is a cold egg dressing, quite thick, served with many dishes, usually cold too: meat, fish, vegetables, etc.
457,5605/5 for 13 ratings 6 min.
[Noisette butter]
Noisette butter
"Noisette" means hazelnut in French. Noisette butter is made by melting butter, then boiling and raising it to a high temperature until it takes on both a light brown hazelnut colour and also a characteristic nutty smell. Compared with simple clarified butter, this noisette butter has a delicate...
1,4564.5/5 for 2 ratings 15 min.
[Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée)]
Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée)
Puff pastry is an incredible assembly of thin layers of butter enclosed in thin layers of dough. After cooking this give a succession of thin crisp pastry leaves that produce exceptional desserts or pies. It's a jewel of French patisserie. Making your own puff pastry is not very difficult, it's just...
102,546 44/5 for 3 ratings 2 hours 45 min.
[Yeast-based flaky dough (for croissants)]
Yeast-based flaky dough (for croissants)
This yeast-based flaky dough (or croissant dough) is where puff pastry meets a yeast dough (such as brioche dough). This means that not only will we get flaky layers, but the dough will also swell and rise. The method is along the same lines as for a feuilletage: the basic dough is first kneaded,...
1,392 2 3 hours 58 min.
[How to heat plates]
How to heat plates
In restaurants serving "à l'assiette", wich means that your dish is presented already served on a plate, it's very important for the plates to be hot, otherwise dishes arrive cold and it's the customer that (rightly) becomes heated. At home it's worth doing the same thing: you are sure to serve hot...
27,047 43.7/5 for 3 ratings 22 min.

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