Classic French Recipe: Tartiflette {with free printable}

French Tartiflette recipe

The traditional French Tartiflette is one of those dishes that are pure comfort food. Made with potatoes, lardons, onions, white wine and Reblochon cheese, it just oozes warmth and cold weather comfort. It’s absolute heaven as far as I’m concerned, but then I could live on cheese and potatoes. It is a recipe that originates from the Alps region called Savoie, and I suppose it is the perfect evening meal after a day in the snow. I don’t originate for there, and when I looked for a Tartiflette recipe on the French cookery forums, I couldn’t find two people who agreed with each other on the correct way to cook this dish. So I can’t guarantee this is exactly as your French grandma would cook it, but I’m sure at least one grandma did.

Anyway, the key with this Tartiflette recipe is, as always, to use the right ingredients. Just like a Raclette is nothing without actual Raclette cheese, you can’t call a dish Tartiflette if you’re not going to use Reblochon cheese, which you can find in most supermarkets in the specialist cheese section (and definitely with Ocado).

French Tartiflette recipe

Classic Tartiflette Recipe {Free recipe printable}

Serves 4; preparation: 20 mins; cooking time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

1 Reblochon cheese
1 kg of waxy potatoes e.g. like Charlotte potatoes
500 g onions, thinly sliced
200 g bacon lardons
150 ml dry white wine
butter
Black pepper

French Tartiflette recipe ingredients

Method

1. Peel the potatoes and par-boil them in salted water for approximately 15 minutes. Take them out and set aside in a colander. Once cool, cut into thin slices.

2. Whilst the potatoes are cooking, melt a knob of butter in a frying pan and add the sliced onions. Fry them on high temperature for a couple of minutes before turning it down to low/medium and cook until softened. Add the white wine and cook until all the wine has reduced and there is no juice left. Set aside.

Tartiflette recipe stage 13. Fry the bacon lardons in a pan. Once they are cooked, remove from the pan and set aside on a plate covered in kitchen roll to soak up the fat.

4. Put half of the onions at the bottom of an oven dish as well as half the lardons. Cover with the sliced potatoes before adding the rest of the onions and lardons.

tartiflette recipe stage 25. Cut the Reblochon in half, then cut again horizontally to make four parts. Place on top of the onion mix with the rind facing up. Add some black pepper but don’t add any salt.

Tartiflette recipe stage 36. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes at 180C until golden and the cheese has melted. Once it is cooked, you may wish to put it under the grill for a few minutes.

tartiflette recipe stage 4

Bon appétit!

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2 thoughts on “Classic French Recipe: Tartiflette {with free printable}

  1. I haven’t eaten tartiflette in years!! But then again, finding reblochon in Ireland is hard and when you do, it doesn’t come cheap! It might be confort food but here it’s more like a luxury!! Thanks for the recipe, I might try it with a different cheese (hope the purists won’t hang me!!)

    1. It’s not exactly cheap down here either, this was the first tartiflette I’ve ever made! hopefully you’ll find a strong enough melty cheese to do it; I can’t think of a decent equivalent though…

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