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rustic decadant potatoes au gratin

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Lynn Socko
San Angelo, TX

A must try if you love potatoes.

★★★★★ 1
serves 6-8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For rustic decadant potatoes au gratin

  • 5 md
    russet potatoes
  • 8 slice
    thick cut bacon, diced
  • 3 clove
    garlic, grated
  • 1 sm
    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
  • **cilantro, parsley or scallions for garnish
  • **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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