BACON POTATOES AU GRATIN

This creamy cheesy Bacon Potatoes au Gratin recipe is a hearty side dish that is the perfect compliment to pork, beef or chicken

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, grated/minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika, plus more for dusting
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 cups milk
  • 4 ounces Harvarti cheese, shredded
  • 4 ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 pounds potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat oven to 375-degrees F. Spray a 1 1/2-quart casserole with cooking spray.
  2. Fry bacon in a large skillet or sauce pan. Transfer to paper towel lined plate. Leave bacon fat in skillet.
  3. Over medium heat, cook diced onion in bacon fat for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add grated garlic, salt, pepper, thyme and paprika, cook, stirring for 1 minute. Sprinkle in flour and cook stirring constantly for 1 minute.
  4. Whisk in milk; while stirring constantly, bring to a steady simmer. Simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Crumble bacon. Mix shredded cheeses together. Stir in bacon and only 1 1/2 cups of cheese until melted.
  5. Add potato slices to mixture and stir to coat. Pour potatoes with cheese sauce into prepared casserole dish.
  6. Bake uncovered at 375-degrees F for 1 hour until potatoes are tender. Spread remaining shredded cheese over potatoes along with a dusting of paprika. Bake uncovered for an additional 15 or until top is browned.Source : allrecipes,com

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