7 Ways With French Bread
Use this versatile bread for way more than dipping and appetizers.
Baguette or loaf, French breads are versatile enough to star in sweet and savory dishes, alike. Try them as a stand-in for pizza crust, a strong base for gooey bread pudding, and the crispy star of French onion soup.
French Bread with Cauliflower Cheese Sauce
Ooey-gooey cheesy bread gets an extra dose of vegetables (and more creaminess) from steamed cauliflower. Use this mixture for your next grilled cheese sandwich.
Hot Caramelized Onion Dip with Bacon and Gruyère
Serve this addictive onion dip with a sliced baguette or apples, or thick-cut potato chips.
Serve stew with a crusty baguette for a satisfying off-the-coast dinner.
Mint and Pea Pesto on Toasted Baguette
We serve Mint and Pea Pesto on Toasted Baguette on the side with pasta, but Mint and Pea Pesto is also good mixed in with your favorite pasta.
Choripanes are signature sausage sandwiches native to Argentina. Sold by street vendors, at restaurants, and commonly prepared at home, they can be served as an appetizer or entree and are both incredibly simple and incredibly delicious. Choripanes consist of grilled chorizo sausage (often butterflied before being cooked, as we do here) served on bread, slathered with plenty of fresh chimichurri. The bread this simple sandwich is made with varies by region, but hot dog buns, other small rolls, and split baguettes are all commonly used. Use any leftovers of this bright, herbaceous chimichurri sauce to liven up any number of grilled proteins, veggies, or sandwiches.
Steak Baguettes with Pesto Mayo
Piled high with steak and veggies, the real treat on this sandwich is the sauce, a pesto mayonnaise. Use sirloin for a more tender bite than you get with cuts like flank steak.
Poached Cherry and Goat Cheese Crostini
These elegant toasts, featuring sweet poached cherries and tangy goat cheese, are the perfect pre-meal nibble for a summer dinner party. While the recipe sounds fancy, it’s super easy to prepare. You’re simply simmering fresh cherries in a poaching liquid made by mixing orange liqueur, water, and a few other ingredients.This enhances the stone fruit with sweet, zesty flavor and creates a stunning crimson-hued sauce, perfect for spooning over rich and tangy goat cheese. A toss with fresh herbs and a light sprinkle of black pepper brings mellow earthiness for full harmony in every bite.