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Authentic French Recipes

Authentic French recipes are a labor of love. Here you’ll find authentic vintage French recipes.

A few modifications have been made to accommodate for modern appliances now available, making these dishes easier to accomplish.

It is highly recommended that you read through every step of these recipes, as some require preparation hours or days in advance.

Preparing these authentic French recipes is truly an artist’s effort that will be pleasing to the taste and the soul. Enjoy!

Potage Crecy: Puree of Carrot Soup


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 3 cups of carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons plain white rice, raw
  • Salt
  • White pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 additional tablespoon soft butter
  • Shaved carrot for garnish

Authentic French Recipes In a heavy 4 quart saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add onions and cook until they are soft but not brown.

Add carrots, chicken stock, tomato paste and rice. Cover and cook over medium low heat for 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Puree the soup in a food processor.

Season with salt and white pepper to taste and add the heavy cream.

Before serving heat the soup once again over a low flame and add the additional tablespoon of butter. Stir well and ladle in to soup bowls. Garnish with carrot curls or shavings.

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