Every day, we try to find better ways of improving our diets not just for the sake of optimising our health but also to make eating enjoyable and something to look forward to.
The major setback with today’s eating habits is the mindless fast food consumption and irregular meal planning. The fast-food industry is getting richer and richer every day.
With our busy lifestyle, it is inevitable to completely do away with fast food eating however the least you can do is to opt for healthier options.
Compared to countries like the United States and the United Kingdom, France is not so well into the fast-food eating culture. People prefer to eat at home or dine out in a restaurant.
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In this article, I will share some of the best French recipes you should introduce to your diet, whether you want to cook at home or order in.
1. French omelette
French omelette is probably the easiest will you can prepare. The ingredients are eggs butter and chyme.
The secret to a good French omelette is to serve while still silky and smooth. The omelette is folded over and garnished with your ingredients of choice.
It is very easy and makes the perfect quick breakfast.
Ratatouille is a French vegetarian staple that has been there for about 150 years.
It is a combination of vegetables that are mixed and cooked together.
The main ingredient in the dish are; tomatoes, Onions capsicum zucchini eggplant fennel basil thyme and other vegetables and herbs to your preference.
There’s a variation on how it’s prepared. However, the common way to prepare ratatouille is to cook the vegetables together until they are smooth and appear to be creamy.
The food can be taken as the main course during dinner or lunch and served while still hot.
This type of dish is highly recommended for people who are on diet and prefer a diet of plant-based foods.
3. French onion soup
One other signature meal that is very popular in France and even outside France is the French onion soup.
The main ingredients in an authentic simple French onion soup are; onions, bread. Cheese, white wine, butter, flour, garlic, and parsley.
The onions are cooked In the butter until they’re nice and caramelized then the rest of the ingredients are added together with the wine.
The food is left to simmer in the broth for about 45 minutes. When the soup is done that is when you float a bread with grated cheese on top before placing them in an oven until the cheese melts.
But there is a classic French onion soup the preparation and ingredients may differ depending on somebody else preferences.
4. Coq Au Vin
Coq Au Vin is the traditional French dish that will burst your taste buds.
The main ingredients are chicken, wine, bacon, and mushrooms. You can have time pepper parsley bay leaves and salt as your seasoning.
The chicken is marinated in wine and left overnight. The chicken is then fried in butter then all of the ingredients are added together with wine and broth.
The mushrooms are prepared aside before mixing them in the simmering chicken and cooking for a few minutes before serving.
The meal can be served with mashed potatoes and bread accompanied by wine for dinner.
5. Beef Bourguignon
Beef Bourguignon Is one hearty French dish. The main ingredients in this are; beef, bacon, wine, garlic, carrots, onions, and herbs.
The bacon is prepared first, followed by seasoning beef before slowly frying them.
In the same pot, the wine is added and lead to simmering adding in all other ingredients (carrots, potatoes, onions, spices and herbs).
The delicious meal can be served with rice, or mashed potatoes and bread. It is best served while still hot and taken for lunch or dinner.
The five listed French recipes are the simplest and one that I find easy to get the ingredients. Some honourable mentions that did not make it to my list and I think everyone should include in their diet are; the spinach and Feta Crepes, aFlamiche, and Chocolate soufflé.