The ultimate fast food: Bacon and potato gratin By Rachel Allen Updated: 22:15 GMT, 16 September 2011 View comments Rushed off your feet? That doesn’t mean you can’t rustle up mouth-watering meals – as these fuss-free dishes from Saturday Kitchen’s Rachel Allen prove… Serves 6-8 Tasty top: An extra layer of grated cheese is optional INGREDIENTS 2tbsp olive oil 375g (13oz) bacon (in piece or 10 rashers), diced 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped 1tbsp chopped thyme leaves Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1kg (2lb 4oz) potatoes, peeled and cut into 5mm (¼in) slices 300ml (½ pint) single or regular cream 50g (1¾oz) Cheddar cheese, grated (optional) METHOD Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6. Pour the olive oil into a frying pan on a medium heat and, when hot, add the diced bacon and fry for about 5 minutes.
Stir in the onion, garlic and thyme, season with salt and pepper and cook for a further 6-8 minutes or until the onion has turned soft and golden. Meanwhile, arrange half of the potato slices in a gratin or Pasang Iklan Gratis Media Jual Beli Online Indonesia ovenproof dish, season with salt and pepper, then spread over the cooked bacon and onion. Arrange the remaining potatoes over the top and season. Pour over the cream. Add the grated cheese in a layer on top (this is optional), then cover the dish with aluminium foil and place in the oven.
Bake for 45 minutes, then remove the foil and return to the oven for a further 30-35 minutes, or until the potato is lightly browned and crispy on top. Extracted from Fast Suppers And Easy Meals by Rachel Allen, published by HarperCollins at £25. © 2011 Rachel Allen. To order a copy for £20 (incl p&p) call 0843 382 0000. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next The ultimate fast food: Tomato and goat’s cheese tart The ultimate fast food: Smoked sausage, bean and root veg soup The ultimate fast food: Chocolate, toffee and peanut squares The ultimate fast food: Quick fruit brulée Share this article Share