Easy Pork Recipes

Easy pork recipes from France include many ways to cook pork chops and pork loin, as well a great number of stews, sausages, and plats complets, making use of just about every part of the pig.

easy pork roast Easy Pork Roast

Try cooking your next pork roast in milk. You will be amazed at the results. The meat is moist and tender and the garlic infused cooking liquid can be used to make a simple milk gravy. Rôti de porc au lait cooks on the stove top in a Dutch oven and is truly delicious. fried pork chops recipe Fried Pork Chops Recipe

Several different easy pork recipes start by making a simple and surprising sauce charcutière. The pickle in the sauce is the perfect complement to fried pork chops. mustard pork chops Mustard Pork Chops

Here the chops are slowly simmered in creamy Dijon mustard sauce. The mustard completely mellows with cooking, giving you great flavor without the bite. This recipe could not be easier and is a great solution when you need dinner on the table fast. slow cooker pork roast recipe Slow Cooker Pork Roast Recipe

This is a very simple recipe that you can fix in a few minutes. The roast is quickly browned on the stove top then slathered in mustard. All that's left to do is cut up a few potatoes and carrots and a delicious dinner is ready 6 hours later.

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Popular French Pork Recipes

"Tout est bon dans le cochon." - French adage

Ground Pork

  • Boulettes - Pork meatballs. Might be served Italian style with tomato sauce and pasta or in a sweet and sour sauce on top of rice.
  • Friands - Stuffed in puff pastry, these might be made small and served as an appetizer.
  • Tomates farcies - Stuffed tomatoes.

Pork Chops

  • A la lyonnaise - Braised pork chops with onions and potatoes.
  • Au fromage - Pork chops are smeared with a mixture of cheese, cream and mustard then grilled under the broiler.
  • Au vin blanc - Chops cooked in wine along with possibly tomatos, mushrooms, and Port wine.
  • Carré de porc au four - Rack of pork baked in the oven.
  • Pannée - Breaded and pan fried chops.

Pork Loin

  • Filet mignon - In France, filet mignon is more likely to refer to a pork tenderloin then a cut of beef. Might be split and stuffed, or sauteed in slices (médaillons) or a variety of easy pork recipes.
  • Roti de porc aux pruneaux - Pork roast with prunes.

Patés

  • Pâté en croûte - A stuffing of ground pork meats cooked in a pastry crust.
  • Pâté de campagne - Another mix of ground pork meats, but cooked without a crust and served cold in slices.

Stews

  • Civet au porc - Pork is marinated, then cooked slowly in red wine. Typically pork blood is added towards the end to thicken the sauce.
  • Hochepot - A Flemish dish, this stew might be made from just about any part of the pig including the feet and ears.
  • Potée - Several regions have their own version of this dish - most feature a selection of pork meats and cabbage. One of these easy pork recipes is this French stew recipe.

Plats Complets

  • Cassoulet - A slow cooking concoction of white beans and a variety of pork meats. Lamb or duck confit might also be included.
  • Choucroute garni - Sauerkraut is a speciality of the Alsace region, where it is served garnished with any number of different sausages and hams.
  • Petit salé aux lentilles - A hearty dish of lentils and various pork products. Try the recipe here: lentil soup recipe.

And a little stranger . . .

  • Boudin noir - A dark colored sausage made from pork blood.
  • Langue de porc - Pork tongue is often cooked with tomatoes and served with pickles.
  • Oreilles de porc - Pigs' ears are sometimes an ingredient in fromage de tête (head cheese). They are also enjoyed on their own - grilled, stuffed or braised.
  • Pieds de cochon à la Sainte-Menehould - Pigs' feet cooked for several hours in white wine, then breaded and grilled to crunchy, juicy perfection.

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