Rustic Decadant Potatoes au gratin

Lynn Socko


A must try if you love potatoes.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
1 Hr


  • 5 medium
    russet potatoes
  • 8 slice
    thick cut bacon, diced
  • 3 clove
    garlic, grated
  • 1 small
    sweet onion, diced
  • 1 c
    half and half
  • 1 c
    grated cheese, your favorite
  • 3/4-1 c
    panko bread crumbs
  • 4 oz
    fresh parmesan grated
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    **cilantro, parsley or scallions for garnish
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    **salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Rustic Decadant Potatoes au gratin


  1. Place HALF the bacon and the diced onion in a skillet and cook over low heat and cook till bacon is done, last five minutes of cooking add grated garlic. Remove from skillet.
  2. Scrub potato skins and rinse. Using a mandolin or knife slice into thin rounds.
  3. You can use a glass baking dish, but i used my cast iron skillet. Lightly grease bottom with olive oil. Start placing potato rounds in bottom.
  4. Make a second layer of potatoes so that you cannot see bottom of pan.
  5. Spoon your bacon, onion, garlic mixture over top of potatoes. Pour about 1/2-3/4 of the half and half over top. Salt and pepper if desired. Sprinkle 3/4 of the grated cheese on.
  6. Place one more layer of potatoes on top. Pour over the rest of the half and half, sprinkle the remaining grated cheese on.
  7. In a bowl mix together the panko, half the raw bacon and the parmesan cheese. Sprinkle liberally over top of potatoes.
  8. Cover tightly with non stick sprayed foil. Bake 350° for 30 min. Uncover and bake 30 min longer.Allow to cool for about 10 min before serving. Garnish with any green you like.

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About Rustic Decadant Potatoes au gratin

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American

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