I tried a new recipe for dinner tonight.
It's basically scalloped potatoes with a twist...
... a peameal bacon twist!
Earlier in the week, I cooked a peameal bacon roast (is that what it's called?)
in the crock pot.
It's a nice change from a beef roast
- both in flavour and in price
(I can usually find the peameal for around $8).
So tonight's recipe is the answer to those leftovers.
6 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
3 cups peameal bacon, cooked and chopped
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup all purpose flour
2 cups of boiling milk
freshly ground black pepper
- I would've also added some sliced onion, but we were all out.
* a good tip to keep your potato slices from turning brown - put them in a bowl of salt water*
Once your potatoes, bacon, and cheese are sliced, chopped, and grated...
...pour a little bit of olive oil into casserole dish.
Brush up the sides of the dish.
Then it's time to start the layering!
potatoes, peameal, cheese...
then sprinkled with...
salt, pepper, flour...
then dot with...
...until you reach the top of your dish or run out of ingredients.
Boil up that milk...if (unlike me) you keep an eye on it, you may just avoid it boiling over EVERYWHERE.
Pour over your layered creation.
I baked mine at 360 for 60 minutes - until the potatoes were cooked and the cheesy top was golden brown.
We had it with a side of corn, but it would be good with broccoli, a salad, or whatever floats your boat!
I just tested it as a midnight snack...