Tarte flambée / Flammekuech

Tarte flambée / Flammekuech

Why do we say tarte flambée?

It is simply flammée, that is to say cooked over a flame, as the Alsatian name clearly indicates: Flammekueche.

This also explains why tartes flambées are traditionally eaten on a wooden bread shovel used by bakers.

Prep Time 30 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 40 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 1 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year




  1. Chop an onion and lightly fry in butter until brown.
  2. Mix with 40 cl. fresh cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Fry 80 g of smoked lardons.
  3. Spread 150 g of dough on an oven dish, and fill with the onion cream mixture.
  4. Baste with a tablespoon of colza oil and sprinkle with lardons.
  5. Bake in the oven at a high temperature.


The quality of the products is essential, make sure you get high quality smoked bacon from your favorite butcher.

Keywords: tarte flambee, onion, flammekueche
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