French culinary specialties: how to make them at home ?
France has a exceptional culinary wealth, specific to each region. During a vacation in this or that part of the’in France, one can discover unsuspected specialties and want to reproduce them at home when returning from vacation. For example, once you have discovered the Burgundian gougère, you will never want to eat Picard’s mini gougères again, whereas’it is very easy to reproduce real cheese gougères.
What are the great French culinary specialties ?
The French culinary specialties are numerous and varied. Here is a small but not exhaustive list of the greatest culinary specialties by region:
– The tarte flambée or Flammekueche Kouign-Amann : a very thin pie with fresh cream, bacon and onions
– Sauerkraut: a dish made of cabbage, sausages, smoked bacon, potatoes and onions
– Spätzle : typical thick pasta
– Streusel : a kind of brioche covered with a layer of cheese’a paste with cinnamon
– Pretzels : a kind of salted bread in the shape of a knot
– The quiche lorraine: a quiche filled with cheese and bacon
– Fricadelle: a kind of large breaded sausage
– The Flemish carbonnade Beef bourguignon: a dish in a sauce made with beef, onions and carrots’onions and beer
– Flamiche au maroilles : quiche made with maroilles, a cheese from the north of France
– Welsh rarebit: a dish made with layers of mustard, ham, cream and cheddar cheese
– Moules frites: a mixture of mussels and French fries
– Teurgoule : a kind of rice cake with calvados
– L’Normandy escalope : piece of’escalope cooked with mushrooms and cream
– Milk jam: a milk-based jam that tastes like a pastry with cinnamon’a rather sweet caramel
– Pancakes: c’is what characterizes Brittany. There are all kinds of salty and sweet ones
– The Kouign-Amann : a kind of sweet pastry turnover
– The Far breton the cake made with prunes or apples
– Gougère: a cheese turnover (a mixture of Comté and Gruyère)
– Boeuf bourguignon: a dish made with beef in a sauce’onions and carrots
– The snails of Burgundy snails: snails marinated in a butter with the same amount of fat’garlic
– La fondue bourguignonne : a dish made with snails marinated in a sauce’is a dish to share based on pieces of beef fried in the’oil
– Cassoulet: a dish made with white beans and meat (bacon, sausage, duck leg)
– The exceptional gardiane of bull Pancakes: a specialty made with bull meat and red wine
– L’Aïoli: sauce made with milk’garlic
– The coq au vin
– The small salted with lentils A dish based on lentils and pieces of pork
– La truffade : a dish made with potatoes, cantal cheese and ham
– Ravioli: small pasta filled with comté cheese
– Quenelles : a kind of dough mixed with semolina and meat
Center Val de Loire
– Pithiviers : a kind of king’s cake filled with cream of wheat’almonds
– Praslines de Montargis : caramelized almonds
– Pâté de Chartres A luxurious pâté en croute with foie gras
– Basque chicken Quenelles : a dish made of chicken pieces simmered in peppers and white wine
– Basque cake: traditionally filled with black cherries. There are also variations with’almond or rum
– Sardana potatoes: potato slices with duck fat
How to reproduce a specialty of your vacation at home ?
Whether you’re spending your vacations in Alsace, Haut de France, Brittany, Burgundy or in the South of France’No matter what region of France you live in, there are always delicious specialties to discover. To extend a little those vacations back home and diversify your cuisine, why not try some reproduce some of these specialties ?
As you can see, many French specialties are based on meat. Also, it is essential to’to have a good butchery material (sharp knife, specific container, slicer, etc.).) in order to succeed some meat specialties.
To find the recipes, you just have to look a little on the web. Marmiton is a precious site in this respect, since’it gathers thousands of culinary recipes with different levels of difficulty so that everyone can cook. Then, don’t’don’t wait any longer and go for it!’adventure ! You can even surprise your friends and family by making them discover specialties that you have never seen before’they did not know.