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French Food Recipes

No other cuisine in the world has gathered as much fame as the French cuisine. It is considered to be one of the finest styles of cooking. Some of the most famous chefs in the world have been masters of French food and wine. French food and culture techniques are the basis of almost all culinary schools in the western world today. Here are some traditional French food recipes you can recreate in your kitchen.
Soupe a l’oignon gratinee (Onion soup “au gratin”) Serves-: 4
A traditional soup, the French start their New Year with this soup. After all the revels on New Year’s Eve, Onion soup is had early in the morning of January 1st to cure all the ‘excesses’ of the night!

  • 250 grams brown onion
  • 80 grams (3 oz.) Swiss cheese, grated and 30 (1 oz.) grams butter
  • 3 spoons olive oil
  • 1 glass (100 ml) white wine
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 4 slices of toasted farmhouse bread
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Melt butter and oil in a large pan on medium flame and then add the chopped onions. Cook till they are browned (about 5 minutes)
  • Sprinkle flour and stir till blended. Let it cook for about 5 minutes and then add the wine and water (1 liter). Add salt and pepper and let it simmer on low flame for 15-20 minutes.
  • Pour the soup in the soup bowls and float a piece of toast in each. Top with grated cheese.
  • Place the bowl in an oven till it browns and the cheese melts. Serve right away.

Filet Mignons aux Oignons (Pork Filet Mignon with onions) Serves-: 4 (main course)
This is a popular French food recipe. Filet Mignon is the finest pork meat. This recipe is extremely easy to prepare and should ideally be served with a side dish of oven-baked potatoes. Or you could also serve it with steamed or boiled potatoes.

  • 800 grams (3 lb) of Filet Mignon.
  • 4 brown onions
  • 7 fl oz (fluid ounce) of Dry white wine.
  • 5 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Peel and mince the Onions. Chop the Filet mignon into 4 sections
  • In a non-stick stew-pot, heat the Olive oil and brown the onions on a medium flame for about 15 minutes. (Stir regularly with a wooden spoon.)
  • Add the Filet mignon along with salt and pepper into the pot and brown it along with the onions for 5 minutes.
  • Pour the wine, cover the lid and let it simmer for 30 minutes. (Turn the filet mignon from time to time)
  • Serve the meat as it is or cut it into small slice and then serve.
End the meal with a delicious ‘Salade de fruits frais’ or Fresh fruit salad. Enjoy cooking!