About French Food's readers have a few tried and true favorites, like the French breakfast menu and pain au chocolat, 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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Rich and savory sage brown butter sauce is a quick way to dress up roasted poultry, pasta, and vegetable dishes. It tastes especially luxurious drizzled over caramelized butternut squash or simple mashed potatoes.
A classic in every French cookbook, this steak au poivre recipe is the perfect main course for a romantic meal. The bonus is how quick and easy it is to prepare; it can be done nearly effortlessly on a weeknight, with deliciously beatiful results.
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This Coquilles Saint-Jacques recipe is traditionally served on little scallop shells, but ovenproof ramekins are a great substitution. It features scallops and mushrooms, sautéed in butter with seasonings, and then made even richer with a Gruyere and breadcumb topping. Coquilles Saint-Jacques is most often eaten as a first course, or appetizer, but can be used as a delicious seafood entrée.
The mild sweetness of butternut squash soup is perfectly offset with a trio of fresh, savory herbs. Add heavy cream to the already velvety texture of pureed squash and you have rich, thick bisque to serve for a first course or a light main dish.
This chicken in cream sauce recipe, famously known as volaille a la crème in the Bresse region, is delicious in its simplicity. Brown high-quality chicken in butter and then simmer it in a cream sauce. That’s all there is to it!
This frangipane recipe is the secret to making artisan-quality bakery goods in your own home. Velvety almond cream, warmed up with just a hint of vanilla, gives any pastry delicious added richness and texture.
This is the quintessential French tart, found at patisseries and cafes year-round. Cool, sharp lemon filling contrasts nicely with the flaky, slightly sweet pastry. A little dollop of Chantilly cream served with the dessert makes the ideal treat.
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This tempting honey lacquered duck breast recipe is fantastically easy to prepare and creates such a beautiful showpiece entrée for guests. Serve the duck with honey glaze beside colorful steamed vegetables and a rich gratin to create a full, special occasion meal.
Crispy around the edges and buttery rich, this chateau potatoes recipe is fantastic with any roasted meat or poultry dish. Traditionally cut into ovals, chateau potatoes taste just as delicious cut into slices and sautéed in butter and seasoned with parsley.
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This dark chocolate truffles recipe is so rich, so flavorful, that they require being eaten slowly. These luxurious candies make a delightful gift for the chocolate lover in your life, and an impressive addition to the office party dessert table. Learning how to make smooth ganache and the proper rolling technique are the secrets of this recipe's success.