After my sorting out and meal planning yesterday, I wanted to use up some of those bit nearing end of life 😇
I am making a Potato and Bacon Gratin – or Bake, however you like to say it it’s using up some spud and leftover bits of bacon, as well as a good few onions.
I start by generously buttering an ovenproof dish and preheating the oven to 180.
I finely slice 4 medium onions, and shred the bacon and the one gammon steak I have left in the fridge. Then I am finely slicing 4 large baking potatoes.
Layer these 3 ingredients up, sprinkling thyme leaves (if you like it), a bit of crushed garlic and some black pepper between the layers
go easy if you are adding salt, the bacon is pretty salty.
Finish with a layer of potatoes and add a pint or so of chicken stock, this should come upto the top of the layers.
Cover in foil, and pop into the oven for an hour, remove the foil and sprinkle with grated strong cheddar cheese.
*Tip – Grate your cheese and pop into an air tight bag or box – goes much further than slicing – I freeze half and use from frozen as long as it’s not for a sandwich you are going to eat straight away, it’s fine 😇
Pop back into the oven for another 20/30 minutes till golden brown and bubbling.
I am serving with Rocket leaves and a few cherry tomatoes – use whatever you have.
Cheap, cheerful and tasty 👍