February 8, 2012

Tartiflette Savoyarde recipe

What is a tartiflette? My French is goes a long way but when we visited the Festival des fromages de Meulan back in September I came across this delicous dish for the first time. Tartiflette is a French dish from the Haute Savoie region of France. It is made with potatoes, reblochon cheese, cream, and lardons. The word tartiflette is likely derived from the Arpitan word for potato, tartifla.

Check out this simple and easy recipe which will transport you towards to the French Alps just in time for ski holidays.

Ingredients: (serves 6)
1.5 kg of potatoes, cut into slices
1 creamy Reblochon
2 onions, diced
200g smoked bacon
1 small jar of crème fraiche

1.) Cook the potatoes in boiling water for 15 min.
2.) Slice the onions thinly and put them in a frying pan with a bit of oil.
3.) When they're half-cooked, add the bacon. Fry the diced onion with the bacon until golden then add the potatoes until lighty brown.
(Optional: When the mixture is ready, add a small glass of wine and continue cooking until it has evaporated)
3.) Transer mixture into a baking dish. Pour a thin layer of crème fraiche on top.
4.) Slice a reblochon cheese in half so you have two large round pieces. Place cheese down, rind up, on the mixture.
5.) Bake for 20 minutes, Reblochon should be barely brown and runny.


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