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Old and new favourites

I am a little loathe to start writing any long blog posts right now as the switch to WordPress is imminent and I am paranoid of losing half-written posts but fear not, as soon as we’re up and running on WordPress, there are many more tales of Brittany to come!!

In the meantime, I thought I would leave you with a few images of a dish I created on a whim to enter in Food 52′s “best mashed potato recipe” contest this week. Remember the tartiflette I made a few weeks ago? All that creamy, cheesy goodness??? Well I had the idea to create a tartiflette brûlée where the potato would be mashed with the cream, onion and bacon and baked in a small ramekin dish covered in cheese that would melt and crisp up, not unlike a proper crème brûlée… Result?



Looks good, huh? You can find the recipe here and I would definitely check it out if you are a fan of potato gratin dishes. The crunchy cheese top gives way to fluffy, creamy potatoes studded with bacon (or in my case, home-cured pancetta). So. Good. And I prepared it in less than 30 minutes this evening! Couldn’t ask for more!


In other recipe news, I submitted my red roast pork with pomegranate glaze recipe to the Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook Competition. Check out the entry here.


You can vote for the recipe by clicking on the badge below and rating it with the stars you see on the post.


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27 Responses to Old and new favourites

  1. Simply Life February 2, 2010 at 12:35 #

    Oh wow those potatoes are making me drool! :)

  2. Cocina Savant February 2, 2010 at 13:07 #

    this looks delicious with the potato browned on top, and of course that pancetta! why the switch to word press? (unless you said why in your previous post that i'm now getting to :))

  3. bunkycooks February 2, 2010 at 13:44 #

    The potatoes sound so yummy…might have to give that one a try with pancetta!

  4. Emily Ziegler February 2, 2010 at 14:20 #

    Absolutely a beautiful dish, I can see why it's a fave!

    Thanks for sharing :o)

  5. Trix February 2, 2010 at 14:43 #

    Oooh potatoes … puffy, crunchy, cheesy. Beauteous!

  6. Conor @ HoldtheBeef February 2, 2010 at 14:49 #

    CHEESE!!! Gimme a spoon :D

  7. motherrimmy February 2, 2010 at 14:57 #

    The potatoes sound delish! How can you miss with yummy cheese!

  8. Lyndsey February 2, 2010 at 21:35 #

    Oh my, potatoes and cheese baked to a nice crisp! Yum! The presentation is lovely too!

  9. Kitchen Butterfly February 2, 2010 at 22:32 #

    Yummy, yummy, yummy. I love bruleed things….

  10. K a b l o o e y February 3, 2010 at 01:07 #

    Oh my God — I want them side-by-side!

  11. April Cavin February 3, 2010 at 04:00 #

    Potatoes and cheese, potatoes and cheese– yes, yes please!

  12. Fuji Mama February 3, 2010 at 04:16 #

    Oh my goodness, you are a genius! That brulee looks beyond good–and SO creative!

  13. citronetvanille February 3, 2010 at 04:32 #

    An intersting version of tartiflette! great pictures!

  14. Megan Gordon February 3, 2010 at 07:16 #

    O.k., 1) Can't wait to see the WordPress site and 2) Hello, this looks amazing! I don't know how you go to school yourself, teach school, post practically every day, and whip up original recipes. Maybe you'll share your secret with the rest of us someday :)

  15. penny aka jeroxie February 3, 2010 at 10:29 #

    cheese. potatoes. drool on keyboard.

  16. Table Talk February 3, 2010 at 13:19 #

    I think I gained 10 pounds just looking at/reading about your Tartiflette! Sounds fantastic.

  17. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction February 3, 2010 at 18:07 #

    Good luck with your switch to WordPress! Love all of the recipes, especially the pom pork!

  18. Juls February 3, 2010 at 20:39 #

    Mardi it is really delicious: it sounds really like a comfort food!

  19. 5 Star Foodie February 3, 2010 at 23:39 #

    What a unique and delicious preparation of potatoes, sounds like a must try for sure!

  20. Mr. P February 4, 2010 at 09:52 #

    You're moving? But why? :0

  21. taste traveller February 4, 2010 at 13:29 #

    I'm also thinking of moving to wordpress but I just can't seem to migrate just yet… Hope it goes well!

  22. French Cooking for Dummies February 4, 2010 at 17:16 #

    OMG, Mardi! Your tartiflette brûlée looks AMAZING! Next time we have tartiflette we'll try your version :D

  23. Brad February 4, 2010 at 22:54 #

    Lovin' the bacon on the potatoes thanks!

  24. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite February 5, 2010 at 01:58 #

    Simply Life – they are droolworthy indeed!

    Cocina – thanks and WP offers a bit more functionality than Blogger.

    Bunny Cooks – Everything is better with pancetta!

    Emily – you're welcome!

    Trix – thanks :-)

    Conor – I thought of you as I wrote this post!

    motherimmy – I know!!

    Lyndsey – thanks so much!

    Kitchen Butterfly – me too!

    Kablooey – might be a bit much, no? ;-)

    April – LOL!

    Fuji Mama – thanks – I am glad it worked out!

    Citron et Vanille – thank you so much – means a lot coming from you!

    Megan – it's all gonna come crashing down around me one day, no doubt! Thanks for your support and comments!

    Penny – wipe that drool off the keys!

    Table talk – :-D

    Jen – thanks! High Praise coming from you!

    Juls – definitely!

    5 Star – it's so easy too!

    Mr P – Blogger was not offering everything I thought I needed until today when they announce that they will support "pages". Of course they do. Just when I am in the last stages of making the stressful switch!

    Taste Traveller – you might want to check out the new blogger features before you put yourself under all that stress!

    French Cooking – I am so glad you liked my version!!

    Brad – cheers!

  25. Stacy February 5, 2010 at 03:08 #

    That potato dish looks so so good! Great idea!

  26. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella February 5, 2010 at 10:01 #

    Those dishes are perfection Mardi! Particularly the potatoes, they look just divine! Good luck with the blog transition! :D

  27. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite February 6, 2010 at 19:51 #

    Stacy – thanks, I was pretty pleased with it!

    Lorraine – Thank you – coming from you that is high praise indeed!

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