Cheat’s flammkuchen

This is my cheat’s version of flammkuchen or tarte flambée which is an Alsatian/German version of pizza. It’s normally made with thinly-rolled bread dough shaped into a big rectangle (= hard work!) and topped with crème fraîche, onions and lardons. My cheat version uses wheat tortillas and it’s super quick – great for when you don’t have a lot of time for cooking. Oh…and I add cheese!


Cooking the tortillas in the oven for just 5 minutes crisps them up perfectly so I like to cut them into little pizza-like slices and serve with some fresh crunchy salad.



Serves 2

  • 2 flour tortillas
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese or crème fraîche
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 100g pancetta
  • 1 cup grated cheddar


  1. Heat the oven to about 200 degrees Celsius.
  2. Heat some oil/butter in a pan and gently fry the onions and pancetta until the pancetta is cooked and the onions have started to caramelise.
  3. Spread the cream cheese/crème fraîche thinly over the flour tortillas, top with the cooked onions and pancetta, and finish with a light sprinkling of cheddar cheese. If you like you can season with some black pepper as well.
  4. Pop in the oven for just 5 minutes.
  5. Take them out of the oven, they should be starting to crisp. Slice them into little pizza-like slices and enjoy!

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