Step by step recipe:
Chop 2 shallots.
Melt 2 tablespoons goose fat in a frying pan.
Put in 1 kg 500 g cooked potatoes sliced, in a single layer.
After 5 minutes turn over potato slices, and cook until golden brown.
Don't salt at this stage, otherwise your potatoes will stick.
Put onto absorbant paper to remove the excess fat.
Repeat operation until all potatoes are cooked.
Clean the frying pan, melt the remaining fat, add chopped shallots, salt and pepper, and cook 1 or 2 minutes.
Add 100 g small pieces of bacon.
And cook for a further 3 or 4 minutes.
Note: Everything so far can be prepared in advance (the day before or so). But what follows must be done at the last minute for a better and crusty result.
Put cooked potato slices back in the frying pan.
Mix well and reheat on medium heat.
Taste and adjust seasoning.
It's ready !
Serve piping hot, alone or with a good green salad.
Remarks:In the swiss version, potatotes are grated rather than sliced (thanks to Nicole for this detail).
Source:My grandmother Solange.
Last modified on: February 21th 2011