Sep 26, 2009

Potato Bake

       I think that the best think about fall is that the oven gets turned on more ( like every day). I love baking, from bread to cookies to savory foods, everything goes in the oven.
One of my favorite dishes is potato bake. A very versatile dish. I don't think I made it twice the same way ( same ingredients). I always use what I have on hand, or what I'm in a mood for. So, this is "this times recipe", but of course feel free to change it.

  • Ingredients:

  • 12 slices                           turkey bacon diced
  • 1 onion                             diced ( about 1 cup) recommended viddalia
  • 2 cloves                            garlic finely minced
  • 2 cups                               whole milk
  • 1 cup                                 sour cream ( not low-fat)
  • 3 lb.                                   Yukon gold potatoes , peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup                                sliced scallions  ( green onion)
  • 2 cups                               grated three cheeses mix ( or your favorite mix of cheeses)
  • 1 tbsp of smoked paprika to sprinkle ( optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Preheat the oven to 350˚F.

Cook bacon until crisp and remove to drain.

Sauté de onion over medium heat for about 5 minutes

Add garlic and cook for about 1 minute more. Add the milk and bring up to a simmer. Remove from heat and season lightly with salt and pepper.

In an oven proof dish spoon a little of the milk mixture and arrange a layer of the sliced potatoes.

Spoon a layer of milk mixture over potatoes and sprinkle with bacon, green onion and cheese. Dollop small amounts of sour cream on top and if desired sprinkle with smoked paprika.
Repeat the layer until all the potatoes are used. Finish with cheese and sour cream.

Cover and bake for 45 minutes. Then remove the cover an d bake for 20 minutes more.

Let cool for 15 minutes before serving.



The Chickenless Chick said...

Interesting choice to put the sour cream on before baking. Looks great!

Cookin' Canuck said...

This is a great, easy dish. I loved the addition of smoked paprika.

Oana said...

Ce bunatate ai facut!

Sage said...

Sounds so good; it brings Scalloped potatoes even better.

Laura said...

Thank you Chikenless Chick,
I like baking it with the sour cream together with the milk mixture forms a great sauce.

Laura said...

Hi C.C.
Yes, I love smoked paprika too I use it even when it seems that it doesn't belong in a dish. like this one!

Laura said...

Multumesc Oana.

Laura said...

Thanks Sage,
It's a favorite in our house. But of course put bacon in any dish and is a favorite instantly.

Anonymous said...

hi laura.
your dishes r easy 2 prepare & delicious 2 eat.keep the good work.thanks 4 sharing.could u pls post "rosemary chicken" recipe.thanks once again.

Laura said...

Hi, Rekha
Yes, i'll try to posted later on today. You are going to love that one. Very easy and not very many ingredients need it. I don't have step by step pictures because are only 2 steps. Sorry for not posting it sooner, but it's so easy that i wasn't sure if should be on the blog, so this special for you.
Hugs and kisses.
PS Of course for Kenny too.
Cass is just having some right now, I had to make just for him today for the rest I'm making goulash.

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