Raclette, Fondue, and Moules Frites (Miam Miam!)

Some of my favorite French dishes include raclette, fondue, and moules frites.

Raclette is both a type of cheese and a Swiss dish based on heating the cheese in a machine which is placed in front of the table. Then, you scrape off the melted part onto your plate. The melted cheese is then eaten alongside potatoes and dried meat, such as jambon cru/cuit and viande des Grisons.

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Fondue comes from Swiss, Italian, and French origins. It consists of pouring melted cheese served in a communal pot (caquelon) over a portable stove (réchaud), and eaten by dipping long forks with bread into the cheese. There are also oil-based fondue for cooking meats as well as chocolate-based fondue for desserts.

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Moules frites are mussels and French fries, and something in which I indulge whenever I get the opportunity. You mix the two and it simply is perfection.

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I’ve been quite lucky to have shared delicious raclette, fondue, and moules frites meals with various friends during my time in France. Some of my other favorite dishes include galette and crêpes. What are your favorite French dishes?

Bisous,

Dana

5 thoughts on “Raclette, Fondue, and Moules Frites (Miam Miam!)

  1. Moules frites is definitely on my list too! After that, I’d have to say tartiflette, galettes, and cassoulet because all those things all but require eating in a group of good friends and are delish.

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