Mmmmmmm, potatoes, cheese, onions & bacon!
Oh yes, lets not forget a huge dollop of Créme Fraìche de Normande!
This wintry favorite is from the Savoy region in France. It usually accompanies a ski break, eaten right in front of the fire place served with a large pichet de Vin Savoie!
No! I'm not on a ski trip. It really hasn't been cold enough for my fire place yet....I was just meandering around my local Super U looking for inspiration for dinner. Scanning the cheese section I spied some cheese for a Tartiflette. The package even had a recipe provided on the back! It didn't take long to fill my panier with some potatoes, onions de Roscoff and lardons. I plunked in some of my favoite Créme Fraìche (Reo brand) and was marching out the door.
The cheese provided in the package was not the cheese a true Tartiflette is comprised of, Roblochon cheese is the 'correct' cheese of the region. But......remember.....This was quick and easy, no fuss!
First take a little oil (your choice) and add the lardons. Fry. Then
slice the onions and potatoes, plunk into the frying pan and saute' away till tender.
Cube or slice the cheese, add the Creme Fraiche to a baking dish. Cook for a few more minutes.
Bake away in the oven for about 30 minutes.
Finished result......well, see for yourself! You only need a green salad to try to balance out that cheese! Really yummy, but next time, I'm going to get the 'correct' cheese, I think the Super U cheese was a bit too mild! Still, not bad for a spur of the moment question of What is for dinner???