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Top 10 Delicious French Food You Need To Try

June 7, 2022
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Would you like to know what the top delicious French food is? France has accumulated a lot of prestige in food. French cuisine is considered high-class because it creates delicacies prepared with unique flavors.

The rise of French cuisine can be traced back to the 18th century when it developed as an alternative to spicy foods, which were the most eaten at that time.

The French cuisine was centered on herbs and buttery dishes with rich, smooth flavors.

Since that time, a lot of French dishes have been famous worldwide.

Top Delicious French Food

There are a lot of French specialties famous worldwide, and it would be impossible to list them all, but some of them are worth mentioning.

Here are the top French dishes you should try when visiting France:

1. Foie Gras

The 'Foie Gras' is a traditional French dish, also famous worldwide.

It is a soft and buttery pâté made with duck liver and contains black pepper and sea salt. This dish is perfect as a spread for toasted garlic bread or warm bread, or a simple toasted bread.

This food is good with a lot of things such as caramelized onions, fig jam, black truffle, beef steak, porcini, etc.

2. Steak Au Poivre

Steak Au Poivre means "Pepper steak." It is a simple traditional French dish with pepper sauce and a cut of steak covered with live oil and peppercorns.

It is a delicious, elegant dish used at French parties. You can enjoy this dish with red wine or even white wine.

3. Steak Frites

Steak Frites is a classic French dish served with steak. It is a typical food, and although it is considered a simple dish, it is pretty famous for its flavor.

The steak is cooked with butter and parsley on top and a sauce béarnaise.

Although it is simple to make, it is a flavorful dish always present on the menu of French restaurants, and it could be said to be a national dish.

4. Mousse Au Chocolat

The Mousse Au Chocolat is a mouthwatering chocolate mousse. A classic French dessert that you will always find on restaurant menus.

You will get an intense, sweet, and rich taste if you try it out. The chocolate soufflé is perfect for getting a nice sweet and enjoyable taste that satisfies at the end of a meal.

The Frech chocolate mousse is intense and has a sweet and rich taste.

5. Soupe à l'Oignon

The onion soup (Soupe à l'Oignon) can't miss on a French menu. It is an amazing dish and goes back hundreds of years of tradition.

The French onion soup is a very simple dish and originally was food that poor people used to eat. But it soon has become part of the top best French recipes.

It is made with sliced onion (caramelized) and beef stock and topped with melted cheese (some use swiss cheese too) and croutons.

6. Blanquette De Veau

This French dish is a veal stew (blanquette de veau). It can be considered a version of the red wine chicken stew from Burgundy made with a French cooking technique. 

It is a piece of veal cooked with red wine sauce with butter, lemon juice, and raw egg yolk.

This French specialty, famous worldwide, is completed with carrots and onions, with a side of mushrooms and rice to make it into a luxurious dish.

In French, you can say "coq au vin" (chicken cooked in wine) to indicate how this dish is made.

7. Steak Tartare

Steak tartare is cold food, and it is not related to tartare cheese. It is raw meat with a raw egg on top. It could resemble sashimi. It is served with French fries to make it more interesting and tasty.

It is a French classic worth trying and should be part of the French foods to try at least once in a lifetime.

8. Salade Landaise And Salade Périgourdine

Both salads could be called duck salad, and you could understand them better. The salad Landaise is composed of tomatoes, cucumbers, green leaves, asparagus, apples, and several duck pieces on top of the salad.

You can serve it with a slice of French bread and foie gras.

The périgourdine is made with potatoes, walnuts, ham, and crispy bacon.

9. Boeuf Bourguignon

The Burgundy beef stew is made with Charolais beef stew and red wine (this type of meat is tasty and tender). The added ingredients are onions, carrots, mushrooms, potatoes, and carrots.

It needs to be cooked for several hours to ensure the meat becomes tender.

10. Poulet Basquaise

In English, it is called Basque chicken stew. It is a braised chicken recipe cooked with a rare breed of chicken or duck. What makes this dish famous is the soup in which the meat is cooked.

The soup is composed of ham, herbs, tomatoes, and unique pepper.

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