If you are looking for some creamy, fragrant and unique combination of flavors in your dish, you have to try out the french cuisine. These dishes display a great blend of taste and are healthy with the crunchiness of the vegetables that you can’t stop yourself from wiping your plate clean. The French meals are easy to prepare provided you have all the required ingredients in your kitchen shelf.
Olive oil, butter, garlic, broccoli and herbs like thyme are generally used in French cooking with less addition of chilly powder or any other spice. If you want to have it spicy, you may follow the same cooking technique with your own addition of spices. But, you have to try out the French cooking style for sure. Obviously, cooking gets better when you experiment with flavors. Whether it’s a party for your guests or a gathering of your friends and family, these dishes will serve the purpose well and can be made in no time. Surprise your family with these delicious French meals and gather applause everywhere you go. Scroll further and give these French meals recipes a try.
Apricot French Toast
Preparation Time: 10 min Serves: 4
Apricots , halved and stoned -6 Butter – 50g Caramel sauce -200g/8oz Ready-made vanilla custard – 350g Thick slices brioche or white bread (cut diagonally) – 4 large slices
In a frying pan, pour 1 tablespoon of butter and fry apricots in it, changing sides when it is brown in color. This will take about a minute for apricots to be done. To this, add caramelized sugar and coat the apricots well. If the mixture is too thick, you may adjust the consistency by adding a bit if warm water. Lower the flame and keep it covered for sometime. In a small bowl, mix custard powder and four tablespoons of water and make a thick paste. To this add the sliced bread pieces and keep it dipped until it is coated well. In another frying pan, fry the bread pieces until it is golden in color. Repeat the same procedure with all the four slices of bread and serve it in a plate. Turn off the flame of the caramelized mix and pour it over the fried bread slices.
Chicken Confit With French Beans Chicken Herb Juice
Preparation Time: 30 min Serves: 4
Garlic cloves – 5 French beans – 300g Chicken legs – 4 Shallots (finely chopped) – 2 Dry white wine – 100ml Dried thyme – pinch Parsley , finely chopped – small bunch Coarse sea salt -2 tsp Plum tomatoes , skinned – 3 Good-quality chicken stock – 400ml Olive oil – 1 litre Bay leaves – 2 Peppercorns – 4
At first, you have to marinate the chicken. For this, grind finely: thyme and peppercorns in your pestle and mortar and rub it well on the chicken to be cooked. On the side of each leg, place a clove of garlic along with a bay leaf. Transfer the chicken to a non-metallic container and keep it overnight so that the flavors gets added on well to the chicken. Heat the oven to 150C/fan. Wash the chicken leg thoroughly in cold water and dry it using a kitchen paper. Using a brush spread olive oil on the chicken on its sides and place it in the roasting tin. Cook the chicken in the oven for about 2 hours. Remove when done and keep it outside to chill.
Refrigerate the chicken while its juice is ready. To make the juice, add wine and shallots to a saucepan and stir until the shallots soften. By this time, the wine will start evaporating and at this point of time, add the chicken stock. Stir until the quantity of the sauce is reduced to half and then add in the herbs. In the meantime, cook beans in a separate bowl with a pinch of salt added to the water. Remove when cooked and keep it aside. In another pan fry a clove of garlic and to this add the cooked beans. Keep it on the flame until the beans are hot and the flavor of garlic gets added on well to it. Take two or three teaspoon of beans and place it on the plate. Place the chicken and its juices at the side.
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Delicious French Omelette
Preparation Time: 5 mins Serves: 1
Bread Crumbs: 2 bread crumbs Pepper: as required
Eggs – 3 Finely, freshly grated Parmesan – 1 tsp Unsalted butter -2 tsp
Take a saucepan and keep it on medium flame until the pan is hot. In a bowl, break the eggs and beat it using a fork or a egg beater. But, be careful not to beat it completely as you would do for making scrambled eggs. To this add pepper, Parmesan cheese and some salt. When the pan is hot, put two teaspoon of butter in it and melt it. Spread butter evenly in the pan but should not be burnt. To this, add the egg mixture and wait for it to boil. Using a fork slowly gather the end of the omelette so that it does not break while taking it out. The mixture is cooked properly when the mixture slides through the pan easily. Using a wooden fork, remove the omelette carefully from the pan and place it on the serving plate. Immediately fold it in half to give it a neat finish in the end. You may rub some butter over the folded side if you wish to give it some glaze. As the final touch up to this dish, you may garnish it with fried bread pieces.
For this, you need to cut small cubes of bread and deep fry it in oil for about 2 minutes. Remove the bread pieces when it is slightly brown in color and serve it alongside the omelette. This makes the omelette look unique and you have something crunchy in it too. These dishes are really simple and easy to make. Time to gather your ingredients and start making these French dishes now itself. Grab this opportunity to exhibit your culinary skills and move ahead with some technique in cooking.