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Apple Compote

This vanilla apple compote is the perfect accompaniment to French potato pancakes. Ingredients 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 4 to 6 Granny Smith or Honeycrisp apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (6 cups, from about 2 pounds apples) ¼ cup granulated sugar 1 vanilla pod, split in half lengthwise and seeds scraped 2 tablespoons…

French Onion Panade

Panade is the French country cook’s answer to stuffing — a satisfying and efficient way to use up stale bread. Because there are so few components, taking care to ensure that each one is just right will make all the difference in how the final dish tastes. Start with a stale, crusty loaf of sourdough bread. Cook…