Bon Appétit! 15 Classic French Recipes to Try Now
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Bon Appétit! 15 Classic French Recipes to Try Now

Bastille Day is coming up, and here’s a little-known fun fact: You don’t actually have to be Julia Child to master the art of French cooking. I mean, you saw Ratatouille; if Remy the rat can do it, so can you. Still don’t believe us? After checking out these 15 easy breezy recipes, you’ll be on your way to effortlessly cooking French food at home. We promise!

1. French Onion Soup: Yup, this soup isn’t actually American like the fortune cookie. It’s actually from France! Turns out you’ve been dining classily all this time. (via Jenny Steffens Hobick)

2. Mostly Classic Salade Lyonnaise: We’re calling this salad a BLP because it’s a delicious combination of bacon, lettuce and a poached egg. You’ll never dread eating salad again. (via Bake and Baste)

3. Duck Confit With Spicy Pickled Raisins: For such a simple recipe, that sure looks good, doesn’t it? The best part about this dish, aside from the taste, is that you can cook the duck up to a week in advance. (via Bon Appétit)

4. Parsnip Gratin With Gruyere and Thyme: Parsnips need love, too! The root vegetable shines in this dish, along with that nutty and creamy gruyere. (via Atelier Christine)

5. Filet Mignon With Béarnaise Sauce: When it comes to Béarnaise sauce, all you gotta do is know how to use a whisk. Easy as pie. (via Weight Watchers)

6. Slow Cooker Chicken Provençal: We hardcore love slow cookers. All you have to do to make this chicken dish is pop all the ingredients in your slow cooker and let it do all the work ;) (via Skinny Mom)

7. Baked Ratatouille: You were waiting for this one, weren’t you? A traditional ratatouille is usually stewed, but ain’t nobody got time for that! We’re baking this. (via Vmac + Cheese)

8. Very Berry Galette: A galette is a freeform tart that can either be made savory or sweet. We’re showing off this season’s sweetest and juiciest fruits with this gorgeous thing. (via Chatelaine)

9. Beef Bourguignon: It’s pronounced bore-ghin-yawn, by the way. This dish was one of Julia Child’s most famous; you might remember it from the movie Julie &+Julia! (via Whipper Berry)

10. French Crepes With Chocolate Hazelnut Butter: After trying out this awesome recipe, you’ll want to eat crepes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All day, everyday. (via Chatelaine)

11. Beautiful Baked Camembert With Nutty Cranberry Crumbles: Um, baked cheese? Count us in. (via Jamie Oliver)

12. Caramelized Leek + Cheese Soufflé: Here’s yet another example of how much the French have contributed to the culinary world. And boy do we owe them a lot for the humble soufflé! (via Go Make Me)

13. Bouillabaisse: Don’t worry; you don’t need to know how to pronounce the name to make this seafood dish. Clam, lobster and fish lovers, rejoice! (via Food + Wine)

14. Skillet Roasted Chicken With Potatoes: A typical French lunch on a Sunday consists of roasted chicken with potatoes, so we’d say we’re hitting a home run with this one. (via Two Recipes)

15. Fondue Savoyarde: Ah, fondue savoyarde. The simplistic queen of all fondues, straight off of France’s national website. (via France)

What classic dish would you add to this list? Share it with us in the comments below!