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Chamouni farçon recipe

Farçon de Chamouni
Preparation time
45 min
Cooking time
240 min

Some history

Chamouni is the old name for Chamonix. The name appears in a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley: "Mont Blanc: Lines Written in the Vale of Chamouni", written in 1816.
But Chamonix was also known as Chamouny, as evidenced by "Travel Impressions”, written by Alexandre Dumas in 1833.


  • 10 thin slices smoked bacon (to bard the mould)


The stuffing:

  • 1kg potatoes (Bintje)
  • 200g prunes
  • 50g currants
  • 100g smoked bacon pieces
  • 1 large onion, finely sliced
  • 1dl single cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 50-100g flour (depends on size of potatoes)


The stuffing: Grate the uncooked potatoes with a cheese grater. Sweat the onions and lardons in butter. Mix all the ingredients together and season (salt and pepper). Check it is well seasoned.


The cooking: Line the mould with the smoked bacon slices. Pour the stuffing into the mould. Close the mould and cook in a bain-marie in a casserole dish with lid for around 3-4 hours on a simmering heat. At the end of cooking, leave to stand for 15 minutes and turn out onto a serving plate. Serve immediately or enjoy the next day by slicing the farçon into thick slices and pan-frying them in butter.

Wine suggestion

Chignin Bergeron
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