French cuisine is famous worldwide for its inventive use of flavors, incredible sauces, and beautiful presentations.
classic dishes like mussels and fries to lovely flaky croissants bursting with buttery goodness, the French certainly have their finger on the pulse of the culinary world.
Although we usually think about French cuisine through the lens of delicious soups, stews, and seafood dishes, there are plenty of French sandwiches that are culinary art forms all on their own.
But, of course, these traditional sandwiches must be tasted to be believed, and once you do, you’ll want to eat them again and again.
Croque Madame sandwiches are Croque Monsieur sandwiches with
an over easy egg on top.
Essentially, these hot treats are a luxe combination of ham and cheese sandwiched between two slices of buttered bread.
The egg only adds other elements of sophistication to the sandwich, making it a creamy and tasty breakfast and lunch hybrid.
Jambon Beurres are baguette sandwiches with tons of butter and ham on the inside.
The result is a crunchy, salty treat with plenty of savory ham and smooth butter on the inside.
It’s an easy sandwich to make, and while it’s certainly not the healthiest option on our list, it’s one that you should undoubtedly try at home or in a restaurant.
Hailing from Nice, France, Pan Bagnat sandwiches are simple affairs with whole wheat bread and a tuna salad inside.
Sometimes you’ll find anchovies instead of tuna.
Along with the fish, these sandwiches contain hard-boiled eggs, plenty of vegetables, and a dressing with olive oil and pepper.
The classic French sandwich, Croque Monsieur, is a hot cheese and ham sandwich with two slices of buttered bread around it.
Thanks to the gooey cheese and savory ham, it’s easily one of the most accessible and universally loved sandwiches on our list, or maybe even in the entire world.
The French Dip Sandwich is a saucy and savory favorite popular in France and the rest of the world.
Essentially, it’s very thinly sliced beef on a baguette, with a bit of cheese to add taste contrast.
The real kicker is the sauce, though. French Dip Sandwiches come with an “au jus” or delicate sauce for dipping in.
While not one of the most famous French sandwiches on our list, Pate-Cornichon deserves a special place in French sandwich infamy.
You’ll get an excellent contrast between the creamy pate and crunchy, sour cornichons, plus a big jolt of flavor from the
This sandwich has a lot going on, but it all works together splendidly.
A simple but delicious combination of flavors, Prosciutto and Brie sandwiches are excellent for picnics, thanks to their sturdy consistency.
This sandwich is a combination of fatty, delicious prosciutto,
smooth French brie, and a little bit of arugula salad.
The mixture is exquisite, and it only takes minutes to put together and pack up for your picnic.
Like the Croque Monsieur, Croissant Jambon Fromage is a rich mix of ham and cheese; only it’s served on one of
France’s favorite breads; the croissant!
Generally, these sandwiches come with a little extra bechamel sauce for additional flavor and texture, making them a true French treat.
Bursting with flavors, Roasted Pepper Tartine With Goat’s Cheese combines the bold, spicy flavors of different types of peppers with smooth cheese to create a fantastic interplay of textures and tastes you’re bound to love.
With a sherry vinaigrette dressing and a bit of arugula, this sandwich is a real winner.
Monte Cristo Sandwiches take the Croque Monsieur’s standard mix of cheese and ham and add a little turkey to it.
Like Croque Monsieur, the lovely blend of cheese and meat adds a lot to the taste and texture of the sandwich, but you just get a little bit more.
The exterior of the sandwich is deep-fried and crispy for plenty of texture and taste.
If you haven’t given one, or more, of these fabulous French sandwiches a try, what are you waiting for?
They are decadent, delicious, and busting with premium ingredients bound to elevate your next get-together or sophisticated picnic.
Whether egg topped, full of crunchy pickles and pate, or served with a side of au jus, these sandwiches are the pinnacle of French cuisine.
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