Recipe : the famous Alsatian Tarte Flambée !

Bacon, cream & oignons.

This simple recipe represents what French people, especially Alsatian people, love the most. So do the tourists that come over to discover Alsace & her gastronomy !
Even though the formula truly is simple, the real “Tarte Flambée” is a scarce resource beyond France’s borders ! 
Thanks to this easy recipe, you will be more likely to impress your friends and family. 


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So, what is really interesting about the “Tarte Flambée” ?

The “Tarte Flambée”, for whom? Food lovers who don’t want to cook for hours !

What are the ingredients?

  • 1kg 40% White Cheese
  • 250gr 30% Fresh Cream
  • 500gr Onions
  • 500gr Bacon

What are the cooking steps?

  • Work your dough so it can become elastic. Knead 5 minutes and let stand for an hour.
  • Preheat your oven to 250 degrees and cut the bacon into thin pieces of bacon.
  • Slice the onions in small strips and melt them gently for 5 minutes in butter, without coloring them.
  • Mix your cheese and cream and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • On the floured worktop, spread the dough very finely in a large round one millimeter thick. Place it on a floured sheet.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture over the dough using a spatula. Then spread the cooled onions, the bacon and water a tablespoon of oil.
  • Leave in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • The Tarte Flambée should be served crisp.

A little bit of History about the Tarte Flambée

The Tarte Flambée has been created in Truchtersheim, in Alsace, France, a while ago by some farmers that were actually recycling what was remaining from another cooking activity. Imagine a rest of bread, on which people used to add some simple ingredients. Easy to cook and way cheaper than a traditional dish, this activity has spreaded all over the important Alsatian Cities, as Strasbourg, and then all over France, like a wildfire ! The Tarte Flambée is a typical Alsatian dish and is also called Flammekueche.

 

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The Wine

Obivously, every French dish suits a great French Wine ! For the Tarte Flambée, we recommend an Alsatian Wine : Pinot Gris or Riesling will perfectly suit the Tarte Flambée !
The Old Vine Pinot Gris 2015 or the would be perfect alongside a great homemade Tarte Flambée, you can get them by clicking on their picture !

 

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