Thursday 29 June 2017

Globecooking recipe : Flammkueche (Alsace)

Flammkueche is a dish that has its origins in the Alsace region of France, close to the German border (and beyond). It makes a great alternative to pizza, especially if your kids aren't keen on a tomato sauce base. I made a really quick version with a ready-made pizza base but you could make your own dough from scratch or even use flatbread as an alternative and even speedier base.


ingredients :

1 ready-made pizza base (or make your own)
250g bacon lardons
2 onions
4tbsp thick crème fraîche

Roll out your pizza base on a baking tray lined with baking parchment. To save time, I popped it in the oven to precook while I prepared the bacon.

Fry the bacon lardons for a few minutes until they release some fat.

Add the sliced onions and continue to fry for a few minutes, until they are soft and translucent but not browned.

Turn off the heat. Drain off any excess fat then stir through a few spoonfuls of crème fraîche.

Spread the lardon mixture over the pizza base and pop it back into the oven for a few minutes until it's piping hot and has taken on some colour.

Cut into slices and eat with your fingers (or a knife and fork if you prefer), as you would pizza.


  1. I love, love LOVE Flammekueche, thanks for reminding me that it is far too long since I made it! Yours looks really delicious

    1. It's so simple and makes a nice change to pizza. My base was thicker than I'd have liked but it was still very nice :)

  2. I've never tried this - sounds nice though!


  3. I have never tried Flammkueche, it sounds very tasty and filling.

    1. It's very popular all over France I think - definitely in the north and east anyway. Your guys would love it - although as a "rival" to pizza, maybe not actually !!

  4. oooh I have never tried this, it does look good

    1. I almost didn't share this recipe because I thought it was too simple, but I'm glad I did now !


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