The world keeps tempting us with fake Spring. One day we prance around having picnics and then the next day we don’t want to leave the house because it’s 20 degrees colder. Here is a recipe I learned in France for the cold days; it’s called tartiflette. In France they have lardon, which is a cured pork product similar to bacon, only quite a bit thicker. Get some thick cut bacon. Chop a couple of slices and cook it up with a couple chopped potatoes and a sliced onion. In the last few minutes of cooking add a splash of white wine and salt and pepper. Put the mixture into a small baking dish. Cut a few thick slices of a soft french cheese like bree, and place the slices on top of the mixture. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. The cheese melts into the fats of the bacony wine juice and becomes this delicious sauce. It is perfect for a cold day, under a warm blanket with a good book.

Babette's family sized tartiflette.


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