Tartiflette – French for easy, peasy comfort food

Today marks just one day before my 35th birthday and I’ve been on a cooking roll all day. I made French onion soup as soon as I woke up and then got started on this dish – tartiflette. I just love the name, and maybe because Ratatouille was on tv last night I maybe have been a bit influenced to cook French dishes. This is a total comfort food dish. It’s creamy, it’s got bacon (my fave), potatoes . . . it’s simply delicious!! And super easy. Below is BBC’s picture and at the bottom is my outcome. Not that huge of a difference I think 🙂 Here’s what you’ll need:


Preparation method

  1. For the tartiflette, preheat oven to 200C/400F/Gas 7.
  2. Cook the potatoes in a saucepan of salted boiling water for 5-10 minutes, or until tender.
  3. Drain and set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Meanwhile, heat a frying pan until hot and fry the bacon, shallots and garlic for 4-5 minutes, or until golden-brown. Deglaze the pan with the white wine and continue to cook until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  5. Slice the potatoes thinly and layer into an ovenproof gratin dish with the bacon mixture. Pour over the double cream. Season with salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper. Layer the Reblochon slices on top.
  6. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is golden-brown and bubbling.


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