Gluten Free Bacon & Emmental Nids de Tartiflette

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

These crowd-pleasing cheesy potato nests get a punch of flavor from smoky bacon!
Bacon & Emmental Nids de Tartiflette
This recipe, this potatoy, bacony, cheesy recipe is an adaptation from Rachel Khoo's Nids de Tartiflette from The Little Paris Kitchen.

Nids de tartiflette is roughly translated by Rachel as being cheese and potato nests. And that is exactly what they are. Scrumptious little nests that your family will want over and over again.

I made 9 from this recipe, and my toddler ate 1 1/2 of them! Rachel suggests them as an appetizer or a side dish. But I bumped up the bacon, served it with a fresh salad of iceberg, tomatoes, red grapes and pistachios and some homemade garlic bread courtesy of a special recipe and they were very filling!

Rachel's original recipe calls for Reblochon cheese, a cheese from the Alps. She describes it as having a pungent aroma and a nutty taste. An alternative, she suggested, is Brie. Except, I cannot stand the flavor of Brie. So I took inspiration for her nutty comment and went for the nuttiest cheese I know: Emmental. Or, as it's colloquially referred to in the US, Swiss. I'm thinking Edam, Munster and Provolone would all be equally good substitutes too. Keep reading for the recipe!

A plate of bacon & emmental nids de tartiflette with a tomato, pistachio and grape salad with homemade roasted garlic bread


For the potato nests
1tbsp softened butter
1 onion, diced
1tbsp garlic granules
1 bay leaf
100ml white wine
200g Emmental or Swiss cheese, cubed
500g Charlotte potatoes, grated
salt and pepper

Nids de Tartiflette (Cheese and Potato Nests)

Gluten Free Bacon & Emmental Nids de Tartiflette

  1. Roast the garlic ahead of time per Lynn's instructions. While it is cooling, get on with the potato nests.
  2. Reduce the oven to 180C and brush the muffin tin with butter.
  3. Put the onion, salt, pepper, garlic granules, bay leaf an bacon into a large skillet and cook until the bacon is golden. Add the wine and reduce to only a few tablespoons of liquid remain.
  4. Add the potato to the pan, remove from the heat and tumble in the cubed cheese.
  5. Divide the potato mix in the muffin tin, be sure to overfill it as it will shrink during cooking.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden.
Bacon & Emmental Nids de Tartiflette with Homemade Roasted Garlic Bread with Thyme

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  1. These sound very good as an app or like you stated, a main course with a salad. YUM!

    1. Yes, I would love to have them as a starter sometime!

  2. Yum! Potatoes, Bacon & Cheese!?! You're killing me. lol.

    I'm a new follower from the Thursday Favorite Things Link Up. :)

    Have a fantastic day!

    Krys @ Sunshine&Rain

    1. Lol! I know all the "bad" things! :) Thanks for stopping by and for the follows!

  3. Thank you so much for featuring and making my recipe for Roasted Garlic;) I really appreciate you going out of your way to make a frustrating and disappointing situation into a positive one for me~ Thanks~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

    1. You're welcome, Lynn! I'm going to try the garlic again and roast it for even longer :)

  4. Oh my friend, you had me at bacon!!!! Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

  5. Ooo la la! So French! :) Thanks for linking up to Two Girls and a Party! 365ish Days of Pinterest

  6. These look delicious! This is on my list of must-try dishes

    1. Thank you Taylor! :) They're so delicious and easy!

  7. These look so so good, Anyonita! I wish I had one right now. And it's 11:08pm where I am! Thanks so much for sharing at Marvelous Mondays. Pinned and sharing on Facebook tomorrow!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    1. Hahaha nothing wrong with a potato-y midnight snack! :) Thanks for sharing!

  8. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing over at the pin it proudly link party. I can't wait to see what you link up this week!

  9. Oh wow! These are phenomenal!! Thank you for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  10. I love your recipe for the potato nests. The individual servings are very cute and the kids will love them. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    1. Yes, my kid LOVED them! He's 18 months & he ate two all on his own! :) Thank for stopping by, Kathy!


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