This recipe is part of Feeding A Crowd: French(ish!) Birthday.

Potatoes, cheese, and bacon? What could go wrong! Adapted from HERE.


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Serves: 8
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 3½ Tablespoons Olive oil
  • 4 slices Pan fried bacon, crumbled into small bits
  • ½ cup White wine
  • 6 large potatoes, cut into small cubes
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ half cups shredded Jarlsberg cheese
  • Thyme
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Heat oil in pan and add onion. Cook until softened.
  3. Add in bacon and white wine and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add potatoes and cook until tender.
  5. Stir in cream and cook for one additional minute.
  6. Put half of potato mixture into large casserole dish.
  7. Sprinkle half of cheese over potatoes.
  8. Put remaining half of potato mixture into the pan and cover with remaining cheese.
  9. Lay a few sprigs of thyme across the top.
  10. Bake until bubbling and golden, about 45 minutes.


Wanna check out the rest of the French(ish!)-inspired menu? Try one of these!

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