Friday, October 29
Everyone has their own recipe for potato bake. But the thing I don't like about potato bake is it takes so long to make! I always feel like it when I really don't have the one-hour-plus or motivation to make one from scratch.
So I cheat. Sue me.
1 kg new or chat potatoes, skin left on and sliced in approx 3mm slices.
1 leek, sliced
1 rasher bacon, diced
2 tb plain flour
3 cups milk
1 tb french onion soup mix
2/3 cup grated cheese
Preheat oven to 200 degrees c
Put your potatoes to cook on their own, either steam or boil (I steam mine in the microwave for 10 minutes - I really recommend getting a microwave vege steamer if you don't have one)
Whilst they bubble away, in a frypan gently fry the bacon with the leek until the leek is soft.
When the potatoes are cooked (well mostly cooked anyways) drain completely and place in oven proof dish. Mix through the leek and bacon and then the sauce. Top with cheese and bake in the oven 15 minutes (whilst you wash up and put the finishing touches on the rest of your dinner... or grab some wine..)
Print this post in friendly format