French Tartiflette Recipe
This is a delicious French dish. I think an American would call it a potato casserole of some type. Now that I am in France, I am trying to experiment for my honey's sake!
This potato, onion, bacon, and cheese casserole makes a rich, delicious main course served with a tossed green salad.
was VERY yummy! a quick warning...if you can find the reblochon like it calls for, it smells pretty nasty (a combo of sweaty feet and B.O) BUT the final product DOES NOT taste like you are eating feet! I loved it!
I have had Tartiflette in France, and this was a nice reminder. I had a little trouble with the bacon -- I think the dish could have done with more bacon, but that might be my faulty memory. I also think there could be more salt and pepper throughout the cooking process. I did put some on at the end, but it only affected the top of the casserole. I think adding just a little with each layer when assembling the dish would have worked better. On the whole, though, this was a great recipe, and I'm sure I'll make it again sometime!
I could not find any lardon so I replaced it with ham that I cubed and fried up with the onion. I also split the round of cheese length-wise and placed it on both sides of the middle level of potatoes. Thus the progression was potato, onion/ham, cheese, potato, onion/ham, cheese, potato. I also used a few dollops of sour cream on the top since I was out of creme fraiche. The end result was FANTASTIC. P.S. Use a nice, dry white wine.
I gotta admit, words almost fail me. This is the most decadent, tasty, cheesy, amazing thing I have eaten since moving back here from Europe. I couldn't even wait for it to cool to try it - I burnt my tongue - and it was worth it! The cheese, the creme fraiche (don't cheat on these!!!), an entire package of bacon; it came out even better than I had hoped! I used 4 large yellow potatoes (not peeled; I like the flavour the skin imparts), a pound of Oka cheese (works nicely), 1 cup of Chef John's homemade creme fraiche, an entire package of bacon, and the two onions. It made a bit larger quantity than the recipe, so it went for 60 minutes - the top is a golden sight to behold! I'm done writing - I'm going to eat a plate of this before it cools! So good!
This creamy potato casserole topped with melted Brie cheese is a spin on the traditional French dish.