Tartiflette, French Apls Reblochon Cheese Casserole
Course: Main dish
Prep Time: 20minutes
Cook Time: 45minutes
traditional dishes made of melted creamy cheese (Reblochon cheese) with potatoes and deli meat. The perfect meal in winter! It's made of potatoes, reblochon cheese and bacon. Delicious with a glass of wine ad a green salad.
1wholeReblochon cheese wheelor 1 ½ if you like the dish very creamy
120mldry white wine (optional)½ cup
salt and freshly ground pepper
FIRST READ THE MAIN STEPS OF THE RECIPE
Cook onions, potatoes and bacon in a frying pan. Place in a baking dish, cover with cheese and bake. That’s it.
Start by preparing all ingredients. Peel and dice onions. Peel potatoes. Throw them in a bowl with cold water as you go. Dry potatoes and cut them into small cubes or chunk (the smallest pieces are, the quickest the cooking time will be).
In a frying pan or a skillet, heat neutral oil (such as peanut oil, not olive oil as it is too strong in taste). Throw in onions and let them fry for 5 min, adding salt (this way vegetation water will evade from onions and they won’t burn). Pour in potatoes. At first brown them (adding fat if necessary) and cover until almost cook. The cooking time depends on the size of cubes or chunks, roughly 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 190 °C. Cut cheese into 4 equal parts then each piece into 2 in thickness.
At the very end of the potatoes cooking process, add bacon and white wine (optional). Stir and immediately pour into a baking dish. Arrange over the pieces of Reblochon cheese, cut side against potatoes, crust on top (as pictured below).
Bake for about 15minutes until cheese melts. Make sure to remove from the oven when cheese becomes nicely melted and runny. Heated too long cheese will split, to reveal only its fat and lose its delicious creamy texture.