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Tartiflette, the ultimate comfort food! This classic dish from the French Alps is made with potatoes, cheese and bacon

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  • Serves 6-8

  • Prep time 20 mins

  • Cooking time 1 hr

  • Total time 1 hr 20 mins

  • Skill level Easy

  • Calories 768-576 per serving

  • Prepare ahead yes


  • 1kg (2lb 4oz) floury potatoes (peeled weight), very thinly sliced
  • 150g (5oz) smoked bacon lardons
  • 2 small onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 250g (9oz) Reblochon or Livarot cheese, cut into long strips
  • 500ml (18fl oz) double cream
  • 50ml (2fl oz) white wine


  1. Boil the potatoes in a pan of boiling water for 3 minutes, then drain and pat dry with kitchen paper. Allow to cool slightly.

  2. Heat a frying pan and add the lardons. Cook on a high heat until crispy. Remove and drain, leaving a bit of the fat in the pan. Fry the onions and garlic gently until softened.

  3. Heat the oven to 180C, 160 C fan, 350 F, gas 4. Cover the bottom of a 1.7 to 2 litre (3pt) gratin dish with a third of the potatoes, then half the onions and lardons. Season. Lay half the slices of cheese on top and pour over a third of the cream and a splash of wine. Repeat, then top with a layer of potatoes, the rest of the cream, and pepper. Transfer to a baking tray and cook in the middle of the oven for 1 hour, until the top is golden brown and crisp. Rest for 10 minutes before serving with a green salad.