La Truffade

Potato Cake with Cheese and Bacon

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Country Cooking of France

By Anne Willan

Published 2007

  • About

If you can’t afford truffles, you indulge in Truffade, say the inhabitants of the Auvergne, notoriously among the coldest and most rugged areas of France. Often served with sausages, Truffade is a potato cake flavored with bacon and laden with cheese, a buttress against the worst weather. Nippy Cantal is the local hard cheese, and Gruyère may be substituted.