Published on August 2nd, 2021 | by Nellie Rodriguez1
Interesting French Food and Drinks to Try at Home
French food is famous globally because of its rich style and luxury. Paris is known for its savory cocktails; the drinks are loved by the locals and tourists.
French food has always been a mystery to many; it is associated with complicated recipes and hard to pronounce words. French cuisine is associated with gourmet food; this is why most people think it is hard to try the recipes at home.
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Easy French Food and Drinks to Make at Home
Although most people think French food is hard to make, you can try these delicious but easy recipes at home.
If you want to impress your guests with traditional French food, the Boeuf Bourguignon will leave a lasting impression. Unlike in the past, you don’t need to cook this dish for 12 hours. Red wine is used to tenderize beef, which is slow-cooked for several hours. You end up with a smooth stew with succulent meat that makes this dish unforgettable.
Dishes like ratatouille are delicious and easy to make at home.
Ratatouille is a delicious vegan French food. The veggies are shallow-fried, placed in a casserole dish, and then baked. You can cook the vegetables beforehand or use them raw; the results are the same. It can be the main course, appetizer, or side dish. You can serve it with red wine, pasta, rice, pizza, and fresh bread. The good thing is you can use your best pellet smoker to make this dish.
You’ve probably heard of the famous French toast made by dipping sliced bread in milk and beaten eggs and then fried. You can serve it as a sweet dish by adding cinnamon, vanilla, sugar, and milk before frying. Powdered sugar, syrup, fruit, or butter can be used as a topping. You can also make it a savory dish with pepper or salt and then served with sauces like mayonnaise or ketchup (our American touch!).
French Onion Soup
Did you know that the French onion soup recipe has been around since the 1800s? This soup is loved because of its soothing properties. It is made with caramelized onions and meat stock topped with cheese and croutons.
The Black Rose
When you think about French drinks, what comes to mind? French drinks like the Black Rose are sophisticated yet easy to make. You only need French Vermouth, blackberry cordial, blackberry syrup, rosemary, and blackberries to garnish. The amount of ingredients depends on how much you want to make.
Have you ever wondered whether you can make delicious homemade French fries? They are easy to make; the secret is to ensure that the inside is cooked before the outside turns brown. You can achieve this by using high-starch potatoes and cooking them twice with peanut, safflower, or canola oil. Cooking them twice makes the fries crispy and light. The first round cooks the inside, while the second round makes the outside crispy and golden brown.
Cassoulet is delicious French food for kids and adults; it is a comfort dish made with white beans slowly cooked with meat. The dish is typically made with duck or pork, but you can use goose, sausages, mutton, etc. This dish is popular during cold months.
This is a light dessert; it is easy to make French food. It can be served as a main dish or dessert. This dish dates back to the 18th century and now is one of the most popular desserts globally. Chocolate soufflé doesn’t have to be sweet, you can try cheese soufflé, which is salty but tasty.
The sidecar is a famous French drink made with cognac, bourbon, or Armagnac, Cointreau or Triple Sec Orange Liqueur, lemon juice, sugar for rimming, and lemon to garnish. Mix the cognac, lemon juice, and Cointreau in a shaker with ice. Strain your cocktail into a glass and add a lemon twist to sweeten it.
The French Martini
The French Martini is a luxurious drink made for royalty.
A few sips of this drink will make you realize why it is so popular. Its rich purple color comes from the famous Chambord; it reflects its heritage.
Louis XIV was the first to taste the liquor. It was created as a luxurious love portion crafted in the city of love, and if it was approved by the king, It’s good enough for you. It requires Chambord flavored vodka, pineapple juice, Chambord liqueur, and fresh raspberries to garnish. Mix the ingredients and ice in a mixer and strain in your glass, then add raspberries.
If you love everything about hipsters, you are going to enjoy this drink. This bitter drink requires patience to make. You need gin, preferably Tanqueray, St. Germain, 1 dash Rhubarb Bitters, King L’avion D’or, egg white, Star Anise to garnish, and Club Soda. Use an iced cocktail shaker to mix all the ingredients. Serve in an oversized teacup.
French people enjoy a variety of dishes and drinks, that’s why most of the world envies their cuisine. Most foods are easy to make at home, while others require a little patience.
Which dish would you like to try? Please leave a comment.
This article was translated in English by Anne-Cécile Baer Porter.