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About this recipe: This is a beautiful French dish that is perfect for a cold day. I came across this dish in a French market and looked up the recipe in a book. But when making I gave it a Welsh twist by adding a medium sized leek.

tishtash Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK

Serves: 6 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 150g ventreche, or smoked bacon
  • 250g of cubed potatoes
  • 250ml of white wine (vina albali is great in for this)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 500g of sliced cheese (Reblochon is the original and tastes great)
  • 1 medium leek

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Stir in the onions and leek and cook, stirring ocasionaly for 4 mins. Add the bacon and cook, stirring for an additional 10 mins. Add the potatoes, white wine, salt and pepper; bring the mixture to a simmer, cover and cook for 8 mins.
  3. Add the cheese, stir until melted and the mixture is hot and bubbling.

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