Our Tantalising Tartiflette Recipe
One of the great things about self catering in Morzine is having the ability to cook for your friends and family. This doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the local cuisine. Fortunately a lot of the local Savoyard dishes are relatively straight forward to prepare meaning you can enjoy them with your loved ones in the comfort of your own cosy Morzine accommodation.
Dishes don’t get more Savoyard than the tartiflette and it’s one hell of a winter warmer. Essentially the dish is a gratin of potatoes, bacon, onions or shallots, cream, cheese and wine all baked up in a hearty dish. Traditionally it’s accompanied by charcuterie, salad leaves and pickles for the complete Savoyard experience.
After a big day on the slopes the tartiflette is the perfect meal to fill those empty stomachs. Find our easy to follow recipe below for the perfect tartiflette.
- 1kg/2lb 4oz Charlotte potatoes, peeled
- 250g/8oz bacon lardons (replace with mushrooms for meat free version)
- 2 shallots or onions
- 1 garlic clove
- 100ml/3½fl oz white wine (we naturally recommend the house white; Maréchal Apremont)
- 200ml/7fl oz double cream
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 whole Reblochon cheese (about 450g/1lb), sliced
- charcuterie meats and bread, pickles and salad leaves to accompany
- For the tartiflette, preheat oven to 200C/400F/Gas 7
- Cook the potatoes in a saucepan of salted boiling water for 5-10 minutes, or until tender.
- Drain and set aside to cool slightly.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is golden-brown and bubbling.
- Serve the charcuterie and salad in sharing bowls so everyone can help themselves and get dipping
Et Voila the perfect Tartiflette. We hope you enjoy making and of course devouring the Tartiflette and we will be adding more of our favourite recipes for the best Savoyard dishes in due course.
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