Add some springtime colour to your plate
Beige might be on trend in the fashion world, but food-wise, after months of carb-heavy beige dishes, spring heralds a chance to tuck into something a little more vibrant.
What is tartiflette?
This recipe takes the basic premise and adds sweet potato, peppers and broccoli to the mix, making a glorious (but still indulgent) rainbow tartiflette. Beige need not apply.
Easy tartiflette with bacon and rainbow veg recipe
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
- 400g unpeeled purple sweet potatoes, cut into chunks (available from Ocado)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 400g finely sliced onions
- 150g lardons or diced unsmoked bacon
- 100ml dry white wine
- 160g cored and deseeded red pepper, cut into thin strips
- 160g cored and deseeded yellow pepper, cut into thin strips
- 200g Tenderstem broccoli, halved lengthways
- 100g half-fat crème fraîche
- ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
- 200g Reblochon cheese
Step 1: Cook the sweet potatoes in a large saucepan of simmering water for 6-8 minutes until cooked through but not soft. Drain, then tip into a large baking dish (about 30 x 20cm and 7cm deep) and set aside.
Step 2: Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7.
Step 3: Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the onions and fry for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown. Add the lardons or bacon and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Step 4: Pour in the wine, stirring to deglaze the pan, then simmer for 5 minutes. Throw in the sliced peppers and broccoli, season generously with pepper and cook for another 3 minutes.
Step 5: Tip the mixture into the baking dish, then toss together with the sweet potatoes, crème fraîche and nutmeg. Tear the cheese apart and dot over the top.
Step 6: Bake for 15 minutes, or until the cheese turns golden brown. Leave to cool for a few minutes, then serve.
Step 7: Serve the tartiflette with a simple leafy salad and vinaigrette for added crunch, and even more veg.
Recipe from From 10-A-Day The Easy Way by James Wong (RRP £20, Mitchell Beazley), out now.
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Words: Jenny Tregoning
Image: Jason Ingram for 10-A-Day The Easy Way by James Wong, Mitchell Beazley