7 Fabulous French Recipes








By Charles Herrion


Here are 7 delicious French recipes to whet your appetite. Whether you prefer your food sweet or savory, you’ll find something here that appeals to your taste. Bon appetit!


Chocolate Mousse CakeChocolate Mousse Cake II
“Very rich chocolate mousse over a rich chocolate cake layer and topped with chocolate ganache sauce and chopped nuts. Great for special occasions. This cake takes TIME to make, and TIME to set. It’s worth every second of preparation, and is a hit every time!” — Krissyp








French Cooking_french_galettes_leadFrench Cooking
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Savory Mushroom, Spinach & Cheese CrepesSavory Mushroom, Spinach & Cheese Crepes
**Tinkerbell**’s Note:
Out of my favorite book by Marie Simmons, Pancakes A to Z. Her husband John’s recipe for a savory crepe filling. Packed with lots of fresh ingredients and can be made ahead & heated just before serving, making these crepes a perfect dish for company or a quick evening meal. Posted for Zaar World Tour 5. Prep time is an estimate & does not include making homemade crepes.







Apple Bacon Cheddar CrostiniApple Bacon Cheddar Crostini
Bacon and apples are topped on French bread! Relish this cheesy crostini for appetizers. Perfect if you love Italian cuisine.







Scallops à La ProvençalScallops à La Provençal
Scallops only taste rich: A 4-ounce serving has just 78 calories, and the shellfish can cost less than a good cut of beef. Plus, they’re super easy to cook. See and enjoy for yourself!








Brandade de Morue Recipe_brandaderecipeBrandade de Morue Recipe

Brandade is a purely French specialty of pureed salt cod, but there is some debate over the addition of potatoes. Purists insist that cod alone is enough to create the smooth texture for which the dip is renowned. Other French cuisine experts enjoy the dimension added by potatoes and fearlessly throw them into the mix. This silky version is frequently served in Marseilles.

Cook’s note: Be careful to bring the salt cod to just a simmer. If the cod is boiled, it will become tough and useless for this dip.



Little Shrimp CasserolesLittle Shrimp Casseroles
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