Here we got what makes France heartbeat during winter season. I am talking about those famous winter dishes full of cheese. French people are prouder about those dishes that belong to the french food than about the Eiffel tower, I can tell ya! Those dishes are just perfect after a day of ski (In the Alps for sure), but you can simply enjoy those in your flat or in your house during cold time with your relatives. Let’s start:
La Fondue, the main ingredients are cheese, cheese and cheese. You have to dip your little piece of bread into the hot and melting cheese in a pot in the middle of the table. Next to the French Alps there is Switzerland and there are different kind of Fondue from Switzerland and France but since I am French, the one I would recommend the French one call La fondue Savoyard ( from the fancy French county of Savoie).
Here a yummy picture of a fondue:
And if you want to try it at home here the recipe (In French):
If you want to share a good moment with your friends around the dinner table as the fondue, la raclette is the perfect match. But instead of the fondue, la raclette has more ingredients: potatoes, cheese, pickles and ham. Warning: if you decide to eat raclette at your place be careful because it is going to be quite stinky! You need a machine, in French we call “machine à raclette” so translated into English, it would give “raclette machine” it looks like this:
The famous French youtuber Norman explains how works the raclette in a humoristic video (there are English subtitles):
This dish is also one of the best sellers of the winter in France: La Tartiflette. The mains ingredients are potatoes, ham (call in French “Lardon”), and the French cheese le Reblochon that you cut by two on the top of the dish before putting into the oven.
The Croziflette is an alternative to the Tartiflette. This one is not as famous in France as the three previous one. It is exactly the same recipe except that you have to switch the potatoes with the French pasta from Savoie call Crozet:
I hope you enjoy discovering those dishes and you are going to cook them (if the cheese is not too expensive where you live)! Do you want me to write other articles about French cuisine? Let me know in the comment section 🙂
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