According to Wikipedia, tartiflette is a typical dish from the Savoie and Haute Savoie region of France. It is made with potatoes, reblochon cheese, lardons and onions. I wanted to try this dish that my Belgian friends love so much so made a vegan version. Obviously, I can’t compare with the ‘original’, but I do know it was GOOD ! Real comfort food for the upcoming winter season. It’s not a sattvic recipe, as there are onions and garlic in it, which you can leave out, please share your variations of this recipe!
- 1- 1,5 kg medium sized potatoes
- 2 leeks, thinly sliced
- 1 shallot, thinly sliced
- Some garlic cloves, crushed (to your taste)
- 2 packages of vegan bacon (any brand you can get your hands on, I used ‘de vegetarische slager’ available in The Netherlands and Belgium)
- 2 cartons (200 ml) of soy cream (I used Provamel), or more if you use more potatoes
- Vegan mozzarella or other vegan cheese (optional)
- Olive or coconut oil
- Salt (Himalaya or sea)
- Black pepper
- Peel the potatoes and boil them in slightly salted water in about 20′ or until tender (put a fork in them to find out).
- Cut as much as possible from the leeks in slices, wash and set aside.
- Peel the shallot and garlic.
- Heat up some oil in a non sticky skillet, stir fry the sjalot and leek and add the garlic and ‘bacon’ after 4 minutes or when the sjalot is sligthly golden.
- Stir fry for another few minutes.
- Once the potatoes are done, pour out the water, rinse with some cold water and slice the potatoes in equal slices of about 0,5 cm lengthwise.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C
- Grease a baking dish with some of the oil.
- Add a layer of potatoes, follow with a layer of the leek, shallot, garlic and ‘bacon mixture and continue until the baking dish is full, ending with a layer of potatoes.
- Fill the baking dish with the soy cream until the potatoes are completely covered with the cream.
- Add a layer of the vegan cheese on top of your dish.
- Put the baking dish in the oven and back for about 30 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
You can add nutritional yeast and/ or mushrooms as well in the veg and ‘bacon’ mixture.
Serve with stir-fried green beans (see photo) or some other vegetables of your liking or a salad.