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fat pancake or potato galette

Matefaim et salade

Matefaim or matafan ‘the hunger queller’ is an age old dish from Lyon that has evolved. Some versions, especially the sweet ones, are like a fat crêpe filled with apples or rolled up with fruit or jam.

Or it could be a fat savoury crêpe made with flour, eggs, water and soft cheese, and sometimes with potatoes crushed inside. Some versions are made mainly with potatoes, similar to a crique ardéchoise, as a side dish.

Auvergne Rhône Alpes

Bread, pancakes, etc

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Christian Heilmann