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April 12, 2017

5 Vegetarian French Dishes That Will Have You Licking Your Fingers

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French dishes

French dishes are not just about fancy names and wine pairings, but also comfort food that makes you feel warm on a cold winters morning! And if you thought French only ate weird stuff such as snails and other insects then you are again wrong. Most of the French cuisine is not vegetarian but there are some dishes that are only vegetarian but are a must-try and will make you ask for more.

#1 Pissaladière

Similar to pizza, Pissaladière has a somewhat similar dough to that of a Margherita Pizza. Originating in Southern France, this dish has toppings of onions, olives, garlic and anchovies.

#2 St. Honoré cake

The cake is named for the French patron saint of bakers and pastry chefs, Saint Honoré or Honoratus (d. 600 AD), bishop of Amiens. Named after Saint Honor, this cake is made of puff pastry with a base ring of choux pastry. The middle is filled with creme anglaise and whipped cream, topped with caramel.

#3 Baked Camembert 

This dish is cheesy, gooey and decadent at its best. Made out of cheese, garlic and sprigs of thyme, it tastes like heaven. All you need to do is baked a wheel of camembert cheese with some seasoning.

#4 Ratatouille 

Ratatouille originated in the area around present day Provence and Nice.Tomatoes are a key ingredient, with garlic, onions, zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, marjoram, fennel and basil, or bay leaf and thyme, or a mix of green herbs like herbes de Provence. Ratatouille is a traditional stew dish where each vegetable is sautéed separately before being layered into a baking dish and baked.

#5 Pommes de terre dauphinoise

The gratin dauphinois is made with raw potatoes, thinly sliced, and cream, cooked in a buttered dish rubbed with garlic. This classic potato dish with its glorious caramelised top and rich, melting interior will always be a favourite. Something magical happens when you bake potatoes, thinly sliced, in garlic-scented cream.

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