Mastering the art of French cooking is something I think I’ll be working on forever. I love to bake, but I have never felt that I am good cook. But living in France, it is essential to be able to whip something up that is quick, delicious, and homemade. While French food has a reputation for being fussy (and it can be), I have learned some of the best dishes are the most simple.
Two things I have always felt the French do better than anyone else is salad dressing, and crispy fingerling potatoes. I tried to re-create these things for years, and it always failed. But last year, when I began taking cooking classes at Cook’n with Class in Paris, I learned these two recipes in my first day.
#1 French Vinaigrette
#2 Crispy Fingerling Potatoes
(when I made this, I was in Ohio with no access to fingerling potatoes so I used red as pictured – but use fingerling potatoes for the best result.
#3 Poulet Roti
This one doesn’t fit on only one page. So take a look at the full post where I made this last year when confinement started as a way to have a little taste of France.