Nests Of Mountain Tartiflette…..Simple & Honest.

By Simon  ,   ,

January 20, 2015

Hearty breakfast or brunch, these monumental nests are sure to sustain your day. Nutty & sweet alpine cheese, crispy lardons of smoked bacon encased in matchsticks of potato, onion & garlic, perfect with eggs your style.....

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 50 mins
  • Yields: 6 Generous


1 White onion

1 Plump garlic

1 Bay leaf

100 Grams Smoky thick sliced bacon

100 ml Dry white wine

1 tbsp Butter

3 Potatoes

2-3 Handful Alpine cheese

Sea salt & freshly milled black pepper



In a large frying pan and over a moderate heat, fry the lardons until crispy and golden, add the  chopped onion, and garlic to soften along with the ripped bay leaf, season. add the wine, and reduce until a smidgen of juice is left. Whilst this is happening peel and chop the potatoes into thin matchsticks, rip up the cheese and grease a muffin tin generously with butter.  Add the matchsticks and cheese to the pan, combine well, check for seasoning.  Transfer the mixture to the tin, baking in a moderate oven 180c until golden, bubbling and the potato is cooked.

To serve, remove the golden nests to a warmed plate and serve with a freshly cooked egg, seasoned with a little cracked black pepper.

Simple and truly delicious.


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