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Traditional french vegetarian recipes


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When you think of French cooking, you probably think of steak frites, frog legs, or broiled chickens. You also probably think of a cuisine that does not typically offer many choices when it comes to vegetarian-friendly fare. However, with these French vegetarian recipes, you'll be dreaming of traveling to Paris and enjoying a gourmet meal at a local French bistro.

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Traditional french vegetarian recipes

  1. 1. One type of food that has dozens of variations of French vegetarian recipes isthe crepe. While you might think of a crepe as being served only for dessert,you can actually make delicious savory crepes as your main course. Crepesare easy to make, especially if you have a crepe pan or an omelet pan.Otherwise, a small skillet will work, too. All crepes start out with similarrecipes. Mix together some flour, baking powder, and salt, and then beat insome eggs, milk, and water. Add a small amount to a hot skillet that you havesprayed with a little bit of cooking spray, and quickly swirl the pan around sothe batter spreads out thinly across the whole pan. After the bottom turnsbrown-less than a minute-flip the crepe and cook the other side. You canmake a bunch of these at one time and just stack them on a plate until youare ready to build your dinner crepes.When it comes to filling your crepes, the sky is the limit. Thereare a huge number of great vegetables that you can steam orroast and place inside of your crepe. Try green beans,mushrooms, artichoke hearts, cauliflower, and asparagus in yourcrepe. You can even scramble some eggs or sprinkle withcheddar or Swiss cheese before you roll up the crepe. Afteryouve rolled up your crepes, you shouldnt be afraid to try out avariety of toppings that go with your crepe fillings. Try a freshpesto and walnut sauce, some melted cheese, or even a saucemade of roasted red peppers. If you want to warm up yourcrepe, place in a baking pan and bake for just a few minutes.Another kind of French vegetarian recipes that you can try is Frenchonion soup. Traditionally, French onion soup is made with a beefbroth that vegetarians are unable to enjoy. However, you can createyour own vegetarian French onion soup that is just as good as theoriginal. Sauté some thinly-sliced onions and salt in some butter atthe bottom of a Dutch oven until the onions are soft. Then, addsome mustard and thyme, cover, and simmer for at least half anhour. Remove the lid and add some vegetable stock, soy sauce,white wine, and pepper. Let this simmer for another ten minutes toallow the flavors a chance to combine.Finally, spoon the soup into oven-proof individual serving bowls.Top with a slice of stale or toasted French bread and gratedgruyere cheese. Place the bowls of soup on a baking tray, andthen place this in the oven under the broiler. Broil the bowls ofsoup for a few minutes or until the cheese starts to turn brown.If you are serving this dish to guests, they wont even know thatthe French onion soup is vegetarian unless you tell thembecause this dish is just as rich and savory as the real thing.