Taste of Home: Tartiflette

Very recently, we added a new welcome addition to our menu. It’s called Tartiflette – such a cute charming name for a recipe, isn’t it?

Tartiflette is a French-style cheesy potato bake, and a popular scrumptious winter dish in France. It’s a combination of potato, bacon, camembert cheese and white wine – I love it!

Tartiflette

We really enjoy a good home-made Tartiflette. It’s cheesy, rich and delicious! Personally, I think, I could eat this any time of day, and I’m sure you’ll crave it all times.

If you are like me and my family who love cheesy potatoes, you may wish to give Tartiflette a try. Here’s a simple recipe, and I hope you’ll enjoy the way we like it with pleasure.

Ingredients good for 6 servings:

  • 2 kg of potatoes, peeled, cut in thick slices and boiled
  • 600 grams bacon striped, sliced
  • 500 grams of camembert cheese, sliced
  • 1 bottle of white wine
  • 5 big onions, sliced
  • black pepper, freshly crashed, to taste

Tartiflette

How to make it:

  • Peel and cut the potatoes into thick slices. Then boil the potatoes. Check if the potatoes are cooked by inserting the tip of a knife – if there’s no more potatoes sticking to the blade it means that the potatoes are cooked.
  • Slice the bacon according to your desired size.
  • Peel and slice the onions.
  • In a frying pan, put the bacon. Add the onions. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Add freshly crashed black pepper. Stir.
  • Add the wine. Mix it thoroughly. Bring it to boil, and let it cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Let the mixture rest for about 30 minutes in order to bland the flavors.
  • Cut the camembert cheese into slices.
  • Scoop half of the mixture (bacon, onion and wine) into an oven dish. Spread some sliced camembert cheese on top. Put in the other half of the mixture on top of the cheese. Then topped it with the rest of the camembert cheese.
  • Cover the oven dish with aluminum foil.
  • Bake it at 200 ⁰C for about 30 minutes. After 20 minutes, uncover the oven dish to allow the cheese to melt.
  • Et voila! Serve, share and enjoy!
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Taste of Home: Chicken Fajitas

I love cooking Chicken Fajitas! And, it’s the family’s favourite too!

Chicken Fajitas

It’s a feast of flavours and colours! It looks so colorful and so pretty. It’s mouth-watering, tasty and healthy!

We love it even more because it’s as easy as pie to cook and perfect for parties.

Indeed, I’m tickled pink to share with you my colorful recipe.

Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients good for 6 servings:

Marinade:

  • 400 grams of boneless chicken breast, cut in stripes
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • lemon juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 10 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 piece jalapeno, seeded and cut in stripes

Fajitas vegetables:

  • 1 medium-sized green bell pepper, cut into thin stripes
  • 1 medium-sized red bell pepper, cut into thin stripes
  • 1 medium-sized yellow bell pepper, cut into thin stripes
  • 1 medium-sized onion, cut into thin stripes

Fajitas vegetables

Methods:

Step 1: Prepare the marinade. In a mixing bowl, put in the lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, black pepper, salt, garlic, cilantro, spring onions, and jalapeno. Mix thoroughly. Add the chicken. Combine it well. Marinade it for about 15 minutes or, if you can, marinade it longer or overnight, the better so that the chicken could absorb the mixture.

Step 2: Sautéed the vegetables. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan. Put in the vegetables. Stir occasionally, and sautéed it for about 3 minutes. Put it on a plate.

Step 3: Cook the meat. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the same frying pan. Put in the meat. Stir occasionally. Add 1 tablespoon of tomato paste. Stir. Add a small glass of water, and cook it for about 10 minutes over high heat.

Step 4: Putting together. When the meat is cooked, add the sautéed vegetables. Mix well. Cook for about 3 minutes.

Step 5: Serve, share and enjoy. Put the chicken fajitas to a large bowl, and serve with warmed tortillas, guacamole, and tomato salsa.