About French Food's readers have a few tried and true favorites, like carrot salad and crepes, that consistently take the top spots on the most popular recipes list. The recipes on this list are the ones that have been trending this month.
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This classic French potato salad is incredibly easy to make and compliments any kind of meal. Prepare it when dinner is simply too much to handle and you still want to eat healthy food.
When the occasion calls for something refreshing, make this watermelon raspberry salad recipe. It makes a wonderful addition to brunch and picnic menus, and is so very easy to prepare. Feel free to substitute any combination of fresh berries for the raspberries.
For a taste of summer, no matter what the season, make this blackberry sorbet recipe. It uses a bit less sugar than most other versions, so the resultant flavor is one of pure, fresh-picked blackberries.
This tomato salad recipe bursts with the fresh flavor of a sunlit garden. Serve it on chilled plates for an effortless salad or layer the mixture onto thick slices of country bread to absorb the tangy dressing and tomato juice.
This bouquet garni recipe makes a neat bundle of aromatic seasoning for a fairly large dish. If you’re preparing a small dish, the ingredients can easily be halved for a smaller bouquet garni that will not overwhelm your recipe.
Pure red currant jelly the color of scarlet stained glass is something of a French obsession… and a fantastic one, at that. It can be used on a lightly toasted baguette or brushed over fruit tarts for a sweet, glossy sheen. Above all, there’s satisfaction in beholding the simple beauty of a jar of translucent, succulent jelly you made by hand. Try making some delicious artwork today.
This rose petal apple jelly recipe makes a lightly fruity, subtly fragranced gel. The fresher the rose petals, the more heady the finished product will be, so take the time to choose the best flowers from your garden. Serve the jelly with a cheese board for a wildly delicious contrast in taste, texture, and aroma.
If you’re longing for the fresh taste of summer without the cloying sweetness of a dessert fruit soup, this chilled fennel melon soup is for you. Boasting an incredible garden-fresh flavor, this recipe is an easy preparation of blending fennel and melon with French anise liquor and rich crème fraiche. It makes a particularly impressive presentation when served at special occasions.
This cream of roasted tomato soup recipe tastes great with cheese and a fresh baguette. The slightly smokey flavor of the roasted tomatoes can be accentuated to perfection with a petite garnish of creme fraiche and a sprinkle of your favorite chopped, fresh herbs. Serve the roasted tomato soup warm for a soup course or chilled in small cups for a savory appetizer.
Chicken a la Maryland is none other than famous fried chicken. This chicken Maryland recipe is a loosely adapted take on Escoffier's version in Ma Cuisine, in which he dredges the chicken in flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs, and then fries it in butter. Escoffier's version, and countless others, include some form of banana garnish, because bananas were one of Baltimore's prime imports around the time this dish became popularized.