Asiago, Potato, and Bacon Gratin Side Dish RecipeWritten by Lillian Tram on October 22nd, 2015
Sincerely, who doesn’t love potato and bacon? They are delicious in any combination, but when they come together, it seems nothing can be more appreciated by a hungry family, isn’t it true? So if you have some potatoes and bacon at home, then your meal for today is ensured. Get ready to learn the recipe that will make all your dear ones be thankful for a flavor-filled meal.
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Before proceeding with the recipe, here is a recommendation that you might want to consider, in order to give your meal a pronounced flavor. As you definitely know, potatoes need salt. Rather than salting the water that the potatoes boil in, you might want to try sprinkling the potatoes with salt after you drain them and then salt the white sauce separately. This way, you ensure a more pronounced flavor for your meal and everyone will surely appreciate your cooking talents.
1 1/2 pounds peeled Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1 teaspoon salt – divided
2 tablespoons minced shallots
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups 1% low-fat milk – divided
3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated Asiago cheese
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
4 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Start with preheating oven to 350 degrees.
Take a large saucepan and place potatoes in it, then cover with water. Bring it to a boil, then reduce heat. Simmer 5 minutes or until potatoes get almost tender, then drain them.
Use ¼ teaspoon salt and sprinkle potatoes evenly with it. Set aside and keep them warm.
Use cooking spray to coat a medium saucepan and heat it over medium heat.
Add shallots to saucepan and cook 2 minutes or until tender, remembering to stir frequently.
Using a dry measuring cup, lightly spoon flour and level it using a knife. Sprinkle flour over shallots.
Add ½ cup milk gradually and use a whisk to stir until well blended. Gradually add remaining milk, using the whisk to stir it.
Cook the composition over medium heat for 9 minutes or until thick and stir frequently. When ready, remove from heat.
Add Asiago, bacon, chives, pepper and ¾ teaspoon salt and stir them together.
Use cooking spray to coat an 8-inch square baking dish and arrange half of potato slices in it. Take half of cheese sauce and pour it over the potato slices.
Use the remaining potato slices and cheese sauce to top the composition and then use Parmesan to sprinkle it over the top.
Put the composition to oven and bake it at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned and bubbly.
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