Tartiflette for Swiss breakfast and Switzerland for a day

October 19, 2017

Tartiflette for Swiss breakfast and Switzerland for a day

I had the most unique experience I could wish for in Switzerland. There was a big plan, many places to visit on my list, but after experiencing hot summer and cold winter in just one day, I realised that my van will not survive it. We left, but we will be back, next time with a regular (small and easy) to drive car or…

Tartiflette for Swiss breakfast and Switzerland for a day

Tartiflette for Swiss breakfast and Switzerland for a day

Tartiflette for Swiss breakfast and Switzerland for a day

So starting from the beginning. I entered Switzerland in the morning. I got a nice highway sticker on my windshield and got super excited that this is my first souvenir from this beautiful country. I could not believe how beautiful it is around, I could describe it, but I’ll do a better thing – I’ll attach some pictures. It was all green, warm, beautiful and it felt like summer. Switzerland is stunning and I knew that it will be. I was driving through small villages (I have a love-hate relationship with google maps because of all the too-narrow roads) and I couldn’t stop admiring green glades, forests and all the cows ?. At some point I noticed peaks somewhere far away covered in snow. I started to think that it would be awesome to experience a real snowy winter this year. Learn from me and you better be careful what you wish for. Literally two hours later I entered a road which was slightly covered with snow, but with each kilometre there was more and more and in the end it felt like a total winter in September. I was so surprised that I did not know what to do. I did laugh a lot. Locals had to be surprised as well, because most of them started to collect cows from the fields and I got stuck a couple of times in a cow traffic. It was so beautiful, cold, but beautiful. At some point the road I drove became very steep and winding. It is exactly what you can expect in the Swiss mountains, but I’ve noticed, that the snow melts in the sun and I panicked. Because if it melts, it means that in the evening it may freeze I’ll be stuck as there’s no way my summer tyres and 23 year old car will be happy for this kind of adventure. I started to drive in the direction of Italy instead, slowly but firmly and an hour later snow disappeared as surprisingly as it appeared. It was summer again. Mia loved all the snow and cow traffic, I panicked a bit, but otherwise I enjoyed each beautiful view. I definitely cannot wait to go back slightly better prepared. I want to visit so many places!

Tartiflette for Swiss breakfast and Switzerland for a day

Tartiflette for Swiss breakfast and Switzerland for a day

Tartiflette for Swiss breakfast and Switzerland for a day

Tartiflette for Swiss breakfast and Switzerland for a day

Tartiflette for Swiss breakfast and Switzerland for a day

I made a small research about Swiss breakfasting and this is how I found about Tartiflette, which is not only easy to prepare, but also delicious. I replaced the vignette cheese with Camembert, as I could not find it, but it was a good choice, so no regrets. I also added a fried egg, as I love fried eggs and if I can, I love to do so.

Tartiflette for Swiss breakfast and Switzerland for a day

Tartiflette for Swiss breakfast and Switzerland for a day

Tartiflette for Swiss breakfast and Switzerland for a day

You will need (for 1 or 2):

  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • few thick slices of bacon
  • 100g Camembert cheese (or vignette cheese)
  • sour cream (optional)
  • salt and pepper
  • cayenne pepper optional
  • bread crumbs (I forgot to use them)
  • olive oil for frying

Heat your oven to 180*C.

Boil potatoes as you usually do, but don’t make them too soft. Set aside and let it cool down. You can also use some from the previous day. Cut them into 5mm slices.

Cut the onion in small pieces and fry on one tablespoon of olive oil. Set on a side. Now cut bacon into small pieces and fry it all well, keep the fat. Pour fat into a baking dish, place potatoes, onion, bacon, season with salt and pepper. Place cheese slices on top and you can pour a bit of a sour cream as well (I prefer it with :).

You can add bread crumbs on top and season with the cayenne pepper.

Bake for 25 minutes.

Serve with a fried egg on top.

Enjoy, Marta

Tartiflette for Swiss breakfast and Switzerland for a day

Tartiflette for Swiss breakfast and Switzerland for a day

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