All Things French – Celebrate Bastille Day in Style

View from the Paris Opera House.

The Louvre Museum, Paris


Bastille Day is Monday! Also known as the French National Day commemorates  Fête de la Fédération on 14 July 1790, the day France became a nation. Think of Bastille Day as France’s version of our Independence Day. Celebrations often include fireworks, picnics, concerts and enjoyment of French food. Celebrations are going on today throughout the United States.

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Recipe – from the Food Network:

6 baking potatoes, like russets
1 quart vegetable or peanut oil
Curry Ketchup, recipe follows
Honey Mustard Mayo, recipe follows
Curry Ketchup:
1 teaspoon curry powder
5 ounces ketchup
5 ounces mayonnaise
1/4 finely chopped onion
Honey Mustard Mayo:
5 ounces mayonnaise
4 ounces mustard
1 teaspoon honey

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Peel the potatoes, and cut them into batons that are about the length and width of your index finger.

Preheat a deep pot of oil to 325 degrees F.

For the first fry, deep fry potatoes in the oil for 5 to 6 minutes, or until a light golden color. Do not over load fryer. Fry in 3 batches if necessary. Remove the potatoes using a slotted spoon, and allow them to cool to room temperature.

Raise the temperature of the oil to 375 degrees F.

For the second fry, deep-fry the potatoes for 2 minutes, or until crispy. Remove potatoes, and transfer into a colander or bowl. While still hot, salt the potatoes.

Serve with favorite dipping sauce.

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Arc de Triomphe at Place de l’Étoile

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Crepe Recipe

To make crepes all you need is a really hot, nonstick frying pan – for the ingredients you just need 1 cups of flour, 1/2 cup of water, 1/3 cup milk, 2 eggs, 1/4 tsp sale, 2 T melted butter and then mix.

Once the pan is hot pour a small amount of the batter into an oiled frying pan – and distribute it evenly and lightly across the entire pan.

Wait until it thickens and cooks to a pancake consistency.

Then flip. Enjoy with whipped cream, fresh pineapple, and a homemade passionfruit syrup.

All you need is passionfruit puree, water and sugar. To make a simple syrup boil the sugar, water and passionfruit juice in a pan and wait until the mixtures boils and thickens. Slice fresh pineapple and place it inside the crepe, fold and top with cream and syrup. Bon Appétit!

Eclairs, french fries, crepes, macarons


paris opera
Paris Opera House

Photos from Paris – May 2014.
Enjoy Bastille Day! Find a Bastille Day Celebration in your area and go celebrate!