Potato and Bacon Hotpot


serves 4
700 g (1 1/2 lb) potatoes, peeled and sliced
8 oz (225 g) bacon
175 g (6 oz) Gouda cheese, grated
1 large onion, chopped
1 tbsp parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tbsp (25 g) flour
2/3 cup (150 ml) 1/4 pt vegetable or chicken stock
Parsley for garnish


1. Boil the potato slices in lightly salted water for 5 minutes, then drain well.

2. Cut off the rind and chop the bacon.

3. Reserve one third of the cheese and layer the remainder in a greased casserole dish with the potatoes, bacon, onion and parsley.

4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

5. Blend together the flour and stock until smooth, then pour over the casserole ingredients.

6. Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese and cook in the oven Gas mark 4, 350°F (180°C) for 45 minutes.

7. Serve garnished with parsley sprigs.

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Potato and bacon hotpot
posted by anne @ 02:10PM, 3/11/07
Make extra as the portion size is a little small and its very moreish
posted by Dan @ 05:00AM, 8/10/08
This was very good. I used good old Lancashire cheese and smoked back bacon. I added two cloves of garlic. In our fan-assisted oven it took 40 minutes at 160°C. I agree with the previous comment that it's very moreish - I ate half of it myself at one sitting! Enough here to serve three I think, with another vegetable and/or salad.
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posted by Rina @ 07:52AM, 2/23/10
I add to my hotpot (always use smoked back bacon) 2 cloves of garlic, a few mixed herbs and some baby button mushrooms, I was taught this by my mum and its a meal that i have taught to my 13 year old daughter and 12 year old son, both of whom find it quite easy to cook. Isn't this the kind of food we need to teach kids how to cook rather than junk food with all the added E numbers?
Potato and bacon hot pot
posted by Jeff @ 11:57AM, 2/13/12
Try putting leeks in when you layer up the dish. They give a wonderful flavour.
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