5 French Bistro Dishes

Save money on that plane ticket to Paris by indulging in these favorite French dishes at home.

  • Simple Roast Chicken
    Photo: Jim Franco

    Simple Roast Chicken

    For a super easy entrée, just rub a whole chicken with oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and roast to perfection. For more French flavor, use the pan drippings to create the perfect sauce with herbs, cream, or even wine.
  • Steak Frites with Shallot Pan Reduction
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Steak Frites with Shallot Pan Reduction

    This dish is quite a step above your local Steak-Out fare. Serve sautéed sirloin steak with a shallot sauce and oven-baked potatoes for a hearty, comforting meal.
  • Quick Coq au Vin
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Quick Coq au Vin

    It's hard to beat this authentic French dish, which features juicy chicken thighs cooked in red wine with mushrooms, carrots, and bacon. Plus, our version takes just a fraction of the time usually required to prepare coq au vin!
  • Apple Marzipan Galette
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Apple Marzipan Galette

    Hone your pastry chef skills with this easy, open-faced apple tart that's a favorite dessert throughout France.
  • Chocolate-Almond Croissants
    Rob Brodman

    Chocolate-Almond Croissants

    This easy treat will wow guests and family alike. Just purchase some fresh, buttery croissants and fill with almond paste, butter, and semisweet chocolate for a sweet start to a lazy Sunday morning.
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