Potato Bacon Gratin

    1 hour 5 minutes

    The French have always known how to do good potatoes but this gratin method is my favourite. I like to make this when having a roast chicken.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 medium onion, sliced
    • 2 garlic cloves, diced
    • 3 rashers bacon, cut into thin strips
    • 1 kg potatoes, peeled and very thinly sliced
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 300ml milk
    • 100ml cream
    • 50g grated Comté or Gruyere cheese

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic until tender. Add bacon and fry for a few minutes. Drain the contents of the frying pan onto some paper towels and set aside.
    2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
    3. In a large bowl toss together sliced potatoes, salt, pepper, onions, garlic, bacon and milk. Pour into a well greased baking dish. Pour in the cream and sprinkle with cheese.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until golden brown and tender. Serve hot from the baking dish.

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    This is a really good recipe, but it needs a lot longer to bake than listed. It might just be my oven but it took about 1 1/2 hours to completely cook. Compensate for extra time. We had to eat at 8 pm. Ah well, it tasted delicious.  -  10 Apr 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    After 25 minutes the top was nice and crispy and looked delicious. Although the potato was cooked, the watery milky liquid at the bottom of the dish looked rather unappetising. Overall, the dish tasted fine, but I would not cook this again.  -  10 Dec 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)