Saturday, January 1, 2011

Coq au Vin

So to kick off my Julia Child recipes, I made her Coq au Vin for my family. As always however, I changed a little something here and there. You can find the original recipe here: Coq au Vin

My substitutions were skinless chicken breasts for whole cut-up chicken.
Turkey bacon for regular (I did not pre-boil it either).
I used brandy instead of cognac.
I used frozen pearl onions.
I used less oil and no butter in any part of the recipe.
I used a cornstarch slurry instead of butter and flour to thicken the sauce.
I sliced the meat off the bone and then put it back in the sauce at the end.

FIRE!!! So exciting haha

Served with garlic beans. 

These substitutions resulted in a delicious French dinner that I will definitely be making again soon!


  1. If there's ever going to be a models masterchef show you will probably take the title (I've been watching too much masterchef).

  2. Love this Julia Child cookbook. One of my favorite recipes to make is the Poulet Roti a la Normande. The stuffing and the sauce are fabulous! Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes during the holidays! Kathy from

  3. your blog is so cute, models blogging super fun

  4. im going to try one of your recipes oneday soon,the other day i had a cooking meltdown, i almost started a fire in my kitchen useing the broiler,do you use yours alot??? cause im finding it cooks faster,like super fast...

  5. Yummy!
    My family oughta learn a thing or two from yours! They're so picky when it comes to food...
    or maybe I'm just really bad. Hehe.

  6. Aa looks so good! I wish i had the patience to start cooking properly! :D

  7. Come back! We miss your tasty travels!

  8. good good! its looks delicious