Bastille Day Recipe Round Up

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Celebrate Bastille Day with these tasty French recipes, like this smooth and creamy crème brûlée. [Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Happy Bastille Day, Serious Eaters! We're observing French Independence with a round up of some of our favorite French recipes for appetizers, sides, mains, desserts, and drinks. What better way to celebrate the French than with some of their delectable food? Bon appétit!

Appetizers/Sides

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Niçoise fried olives. [Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]

Beet Salad with Goat Cheese
Provençal White Bean Dip
Creamed Leeks
Saffron Lobster Tea Sandwiches
Boursin and Tomato Mini Tartines
Braised Fennel Crunch
Carrot and Brie Puffs
Niçoise Fried Olives
Provençal Calamari Salad with Tarragon and Mint
Chilled Asparagus Mélange with Fines Herbes Aïoli
Pork and Liver Pâté
French Bistro Salad with Bacon, Croutons, and Garlic

Mains

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Steak au poivre with truffle microgreen salad. [Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]

Salmon with Summer Tomatoes and Rosemary en Papillote
Herbes de Provence Grilled Steak
Pasta with Sweet Pea Pistou and Chèvre
Tapenade Baked Chicken
Moroccan Baked Scallops
Provençal Mussels and Clams Over Shells
Daube Roast Beef Sandwiches
Braised Lamb Shanks with Lemon Confit and Sweet Pearl Onions
Steak au Poivre with Truffle Microgreen Salad

Desserts

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Chouquettes. [Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]

Sweet Vanilla Quiche
Crème Brûlée
Profiteroles
Quatre Épices Candied Nuts
Chouquettes
Summer Berry Rissoles
Citrus Oreillettes
80-Cent Citrus Corn-Muffin Madeleines with Raspberry Confiture
Cheated Cherry Clafoutis
Apple and Pear Beignets with Vanilla Bean Sugar

Drinks

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Pernod. [Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Cosmopolitan Kir Royales
My Favorite Summer Drink: Pernod
Absinthe Frappe
The French Kiss Shooter
French 75

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