Tourtons are from the Haute Alpes Region of France, usually found on market being cooked fresh to take home and reheat or be eaten on the go!
This fresh pastry (ravioli like shaped) get filled traditionally with mash potato and goat’s cheese then deep fried. Usually eaten with cured meat like saucisson or ham on top of a salad.
At Opsono, Laurent and Stephane have used their Grand Mother’s traditional recipe but made tourtons from quality organic Scottish produce and brought the tourtons up to date with culinary fashion.
We now make three savoury flavoured tourtons and a range of sweet ones, but also make tourtons depending on the season. Like haggis, black pudding or smoked salmon.
The tourtons are now a delicacy that can be enjoyed as a tapas, to accompany soup, as a side dish or as a starter with salad and cured meat like our grand Mother used to serve it.
The sweet ones are best eaten with a steaming hot chocolate drink. Mmmm!
To reheat, just place the tourtons on a tray in a hot oven 160 degC / gas mark 5, for 10 minutes. Voilá!