10 French Dishes You Should Try

France is perhaps one of the most well known country when it comes to cuisine. Michelin stars

1. Foie Gras

Foie Gras

Foie gras is probably one of the most recognizable luxury food after caviar. It’s fabrication process is quite controversial, since they have to force-feed gooses or ducks.

But foie gras when well chosen is absolutely divine. French people eat it especially during the end of the year holidays.

2. Snails

Escargots de Bourgogne Copyright KL Discover

Snails is definitely the food that most people would not be ready to eat. We are not talking about sea snails but real snails.

The French cook this speciality with some snail butter meaning : garlic, persil, salt, pepper and of course butter.

3. Crêpes

French Crêpe

Crêpe is definitely famous all over the world but french people uses crepe not just as a dessert but as a salty dish as well. Britany or Bretagne is the birthplace of these types of crepes.

In France you can try Sarrasin crêpe and you can even find some huge Salty Crêpes in Paris, full of meat, almost filled like a burrito.

4. Steak Tartare

Steak Tartare

Tartare steaks is another controversial food, especially in Asia, since it’s basically raw mixed beef patties mixed with ingredients.

In Asia you would never eat raw meat unless you want to spend your day in the bathroom. Here in France raw meat is safe and it’s one of the favorite dish of meat lovers.

5. Andouillettes

Andouilette de Troyes

Andouillette is a dish originating from the city of Troyes. It’s a saucisse made of intestines and stomach, it’s perfume is quite strong but for the ones who enjoy that kind of taste, it’s fabulous.

Vietnamese actually love to fry chicken intestines but this time it’s pork mainly and the saucisse is also cooked until it’s a bit crispy.

6. Raclette

Raclette Copyright Raclettemania

Raclette is a Mountain dish consume especially in the winter. It’s basically mixing melted cheese with all sorts of cold cut meats.

Raclette necessitate a specific machine and it’s quite rich in fat to be fair. But it’s definitely something you should try and eat during the winter or while skiing.

7. Boeuf Bourguignon

Boeuf Bourguignon

Boeuf bourguignon is the equivalent, perhaps even the originator of Banh Mi Sot Vang. It’s basically tender beef cooked in red wine with carrots and potatoes.

This dish is delicious, also best enjoyed in cold weather. You can add some lardon and mushroom to the recipe and if you have a cocotte you won’t have to cook the meat for hours.

8. Pot au feu

Pot au feu Copyright Grutto

In the same tradition as bourguignon, Pot au feu is also a dish with beef cooked in the cocotte, but the emphasis is put on veggies.

Pot au feu is basically the kind of food you eat when you are sick, since the broth of the beef and veggies will give you a boost in immunity.

9. Magret de canard

Duck breast with figue

Magret de canard in France or duck breast, is something quite hard to find in other countries and the ones in France are quite often quite bigger since they use some for making Foie Gras.

Magret de canard use to be a cheap way to eat delicious meat but with inflation it became more expensive. Around 7 euros to 12 euros a piece to cook at home. This meat is simply my favorite when well cooked. The meat which is technically poultry is cripsy, tasty, fatty at the same time. Much closer to red meat in taste.

10. Quiche Lorraine

Close up of Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine is basically when pastry meets regular cuisine. It’s basically a sort of pie with lardons, eggs, butter and cream.

It’s quite salty but taste very delicious overall. You can generally find some in regular bakery if you don’t want the hassle to prepare one.

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