Richard Bertinet’s recent post got me inspired to try out two recipes together but … one didn’t turn out well and I had to throw it in the rubbish bin. Trust me, it was not edible at all.

On the good note, my ‘Halal-fied’ Tartiflette was extremely yummy (yes, the only way to get compliments is by complimenting yourself first). It is basically potato gratin with beef bacon and cheese on it. The French use Reblochon but I dont have any in my fridge, so, the next best substitute is Brie or Camembert. Edit: My dearest Melati Prohoeman just gave me a list of places I could check out for French cheese and Im definitely getting that Reblochon to get the feel of eating an actual Tartiflette. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So, lets just get into the recipe which is not hard at all… By the way, this recipe is for 2 because I used a small dish for this. You can double it up if it is too small for you.

INgredients for Tartiflette
  1. 1/2 onion, sliced
  2. 3 garlic cloves, minced
  3. 2 potatoes, sliced (not so thinly)
  4. A dollop of butter
  5. 1/2 packet of beef bacon
  6. 1/2 cup vegetable stock
  7. Brie/Camembert/Reblochon
  8. 1 cup of cooking cream / creme fraiche
  9. Salt + Pepper
  10. Olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 200c.
  2. Butter your pan/tin/gratin-dish/ casserole dish.
  3. Boil the sliced potatoes until just soft. Drain and let it cool. You can choose to boil the whole potatoes but this momma has very little time and need it to boil pronto.
  4. On the side, fry the beef bacon pieces, onions and garlic until the onions and garlic are soft and translucent.
  5. Add the vegetable Stock to the mixture, turn the heat up and deglaze it for a couple of minutes until the stock has cooked down with the ingredients.
  6. Then, add the potatoes and GENTLY mix it together.
  7. Get your dish ready and spoon half of the mixture into it.
  8. Cut the cheese and layer half of the cheese over the mixture and spoon the remaining onion mixture over the cheese.
  9. Layer the rest of the cheese over the top and pour the creme fraiche/cooking cream over the top. Season it with pepper.
  10. Bake it in the oven 20 – 25 minutes until the cheese has melted and bubbling. ๐Ÿ˜€

Basically this the halal-fied version of Tartiflette. I had everything non-halal ingredients substituted;

  1. The lardon/bacon with beef bacon,
  2. the dry white wine with veg-stock, and
  3. Reblochon (which is hard to get) with Brie or Camembert. (this is halal lah but just hard to get)

It is as simple as that. The cooking takes less than hour (Prep + Baking time).

Not the best looking dish but once baked, …

I wanted to have this wrap in a galette but that didn’t turn out well. Next one, when I have Reblochon with me. Lucky for everyone that I ordered sourdough and it came just in time.

Overall, this is pretty much a potato gratin recipe with added beef bacon and fancy cheese on it. LOL. Will I make it again ? Yes, because I don’t have to peel so many potatoes and yes, it’s delicious. We had it with bread, salad, and gherkins on the side. Simple lunch but very filling. Give it a try. You won’t regret it.

Note: I added cili padi powder to give the heat that I like because at the end of the day, ‘saya tekak Melayu’. Thats basically me saying “I have Malay tastebud’. #youdoyou ๐Ÿ˜‰



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