French Inspired Recipes, Perfect for the Fall
Cozy sweaters, beautiful colour, and comfort food; what’s not to love about fall? It’s a romantic time of year so this week our recipes take inspiration from the most romantic city in the world, Paris.
French food is full of flavour and pairs well with all sorts of fall beverages, from full-bodied red wines to rich stouts and porters. We can hardly wait to share these recipes with you, so let's not waste any time!
French Onion Soup:
- 3 ½ thinly sliced onions
- 4 Cups Beef Broth
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- 12 ounces of shredded Swiss Cheese
- ¾ teaspoon white sugar
- 1/3 cup white wine
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Sliced French bread
- Heat the beef broth in a medium pot on medium-high heat
- In a medium saucepan melt the butter and add the vegetable oil. Once the butter is melted stir in the onions until they are tender. Stir in the sugar
- 3.Simmer the onions in the broth for 20 minutes
- Add wine and season with salt and pepper; continue to simmer for 10 minutes
- Pour the soup mixture into an oven-safe container and place a slice of French bread over the top. Place a generous amount of swiss cheese on top and broil until the cheese melts and bubbles.
Serves 6 to 8
- 12 large eggs
- 1 ¾ cups shredded Gruyere cheese
- 2/3 cups whole milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter (unsalted)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 medium shallot, thinly sliced
- 8 ounces diced back bacon
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped thyme leaves
- Heat broiler on high with a rack in the middle
- In a large bowl whisk eggs 1 ¼ cup of cheese, milk, and salt until the eggs are smooth. Add fresh ground pepper and put aside.
- In an oven-safe frying pan melt the butter and add the olive oil over medium-high heat. Once melted add shallots and season with salt and pepper. Stir the mixture occasionally for about 3 minutes then add in the bacon and thyme. Cook until the bacon is browned.
- Combine the mixtures with the egg mixture on top and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook for 15 minutes and then place under the broiler until it is golden brown. Finally set in the middle of the broiler for 4 minutes.