I love Tartiflette, it is a staple component of any menu in the French Alps; although the restaurant version often comes laden with a creamy sauce which probably provides your entire day’s calories in one dish! My version is super simple, tasty and much lower in calories…
Ingredients (serves 4 hungry or 6 not so hungry)
- 1 large red onion, chopped small
- 250g pack of lardons (or cubed pieces of bacon, pancetta etc)
- 800g Parmentier potatoes (most supermarkets sell these in packs of 400g, alternatively, peel and chop 800g potatoes into small cubes or slices and bake in the oven in a little oil and garlic)
- 250g reblochon cheese (or any “melty” cheese such as brie, camembert)
- Heat the oven to 200c and cook the potatoes for 30 mins, stirring from time to time. Remove when cooked.
- Fry the onion in a little olive oil, then add the lardons and continue frying until nicely browned.
- Add the potatoes to the pan and continue cooking until the potatoes are browned and covered with the bacon and onion juices.
- Turn the mixture out into a baking dish and crumble the cheese over the top (you may have to cut it into small pieces)
- Bake in the oven for 20 mins or until the cheese is well melted.
- Serve with a green salad or green beans. I also like to serve this with pickled red cabbage. Sainsbury’s do a particularly nice one!