Creamy bacon potato bake

SERVES: 6 TIME TO MAKE: Less than 45 minutes

As cooked by Justine Drake on Just Cooking Season 1 Episode 5

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tbsp PnP butter
  • 250 grams rindless back bacon, diced
  • 1 PnP onion, sliced
  • 1 PnP garlic clove, crushed
  • 1.5 kilograms PnP potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 dash salt and milled pepper
  • 1 cup PnP cream
  • 1 cup chicken stock, or vegetable stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp PnP thyme leaves
  • 1 sprinkle parmesan cheese

METHOD

  • Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • Melt butter in a pan and fry bacon until golden, then add onion and garlic and cook over a medium heat until onion is soft.
  • Grease an ovenproof dish.
  • Layer potatoes and bacon mixture, seasoning as you go.
  • Heat cream, stock, bay leaves and thyme in a small pot and season with pepper.
  • Pour cream mixture over potatoes. Sprinkle with parmesan.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes, then reduce temperature to 180°C and cook for a further 15 minutes, until cooked through and golden.