French Recipes

You love the taste of French dishes—and cooking them yourself can be a lot easier than you think. Check out these authentic recipes, from soups to desserts. Bon appétit!

Staff Picks

Poulet de Provencal

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This always reminds me of an aromatic day in Eze, France.

Gratin Dauphinois de Solange

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Gratin Dauphinois is the perfect accompaniment to a roast or roast beef.

Traditional Layered French Croissants

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Crisp buttery outer layers and a soft, delicate interior make these delectable croissants melt in your mouth.

Cali's Sinful Creme Brulee

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Chocolate lined ramekins filled with absolutely sinful creme brulee. Top with fresh berries when in season. Perfect for that special dinner, but easy enough to make everyday!

Beef Bourguignon II

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Hearty, tender beef in a sumptuous red wine sauce. This is an easy and tasty dish. Definitely not the normal casserole.

Chef John's Creme Fraiche

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Making creme fraiche is very easy and, once you taste the magic of homemade sour cream, you'll have a hard time not repeating this esoteric exercise. Sure it takes a couple days, but the effort is minimal and the payoff is marvelous.

French Onion Soup V

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Very easy and oh, so good. This recipe is submitted from Quebec, Canada.

Chef John's Coq Au Vin

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548
I like to use bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs instead of an old rooster for my coq au vin. Like all braised dishes, tougher cuts with lots of connective tissue work best, and on a chicken that would be the thigh/leg section. Of course, someone will ask if they can use chicken breasts; please don't. They just will not add that sticky goodness to the braising liquid that the thighs will.

Basic Crepes

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Here is a simple but delicious crepe batter which can be made in minutes. It's made from ingredients that everyone has on hand.

Rich and Simple French Onion Soup

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We have been trying French onion soup in restaurants for years and my family and friends agree none can compare to my recipe for taste and simplicity of preparation.

Chicken Cordon Bleu I

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This entree is easy and delicious! It's one of my husband's favorites! Try to use the largest chicken breasts you can find so you'll be able to roll them easier.

French Crepes

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528
A good breakfast for weekends and even desserts. Serve rolled up and filled with jam or fruit and whipped cream.

Inspiration and Ideas

Salade Niçoise

"Absolutely delicious—a perfect summer salad. Extra bonus: my husband told me this is THE BEST salad he's ever had in his life!" – EMT

Chef John's Croissants

See how to make flaky, buttery croissants from scratch.

Eclairs II

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358

My family loves these eclairs and request them all the time. I usually make them as dessert whenever we have company coming, they are always a hit!