Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
I have also posted a lighter version of this classic French dish (if you can call any version of it "light") but this is the truly indulgent way to make it. Don't even think of looking at that calorie count. Just sit back and enjoy.
- 2 lbs potatoes, boiled,peeled,and thinly sliced
- 1⁄2 lb bacon, cubed
- 2 onions, finely chopped
- 1 lb swiss cheese or 1 lb emmenthaler cheese or 1 lb jarlsberg cheese, grated
- 1 cup heavy cream
- salt and pepper
- Saute onions and salt pork in some butter.
- Grease a gratin dish with some butter, then put a layer of potatoes, salt and pepper.
- Spread the cooked onions and salt pork, then half of the cheese.
- Cover with another layer of potatoes, salt and pepper.
- Pour the cream on top and finish with the rest of the cheese.
- Bake at 350F for about 30 minutes.
Being French I have to advise you the following corrections: the proper cheese to use to make a tartiflette is "reblochon" (which is very smelly) and you should also add 1 glass of white wine (more or less according to your own preference) after you have sautee the onions and the bacon.
This recipe makes plenty enough for 6 servings, but in my family, three of us all but polished it off with cries of, "More! More!" from my son! It is delicious! I varied it slightly by using 12 ounces of Jarslberg cheese instead of 16 ounces, and I feel this was plenty enough. Oh, and instead of boiling the potatoes, I cooked them peeled and whole in the microwave for 10 minutes, let them sit a while under some plastic wrap, and then sliced them. I served it with Cracked Pepper Salmon #48795, and consider they complement each other perfectly - just add a fresh green salad. Thanks for sharing this Sackville Girl. I have hidden a little container in the fridge (which my son is unaware of!) to take to work for part of my lunch today - I can't wait!
yes, this is not tartiflette, this is not indulgent either. you should be using reblochon which is way fattier than emmental!