Before I post this recipe, I would like to warn my readers that this recipe is not lean, and is not for those who wish to lose some weights. But it is one of those recipes you want to keep on hand for those days you are pressed with times. It is very rich and can be eaten by itself with a green salad. My mom often made this recipe in the winter times and it was truly one of my favorite. Nowadays, I only prepare it occasionally. But it is a favorite of my potatoes lovers. A very good friend of mine reminded me of it last week, and this is one of the reason you see it on my blog today.
This recipe is also known as Etouffade if the recipe is cooked in a heavy saucepan rather than in the oven as I prepared it today. But if cooked in the saucepan, the recipe takes a good 40 minutes to cook. The way I prepared it today only took 20 minutes!
All you need for 4: 8 small potatoes, 1 Tbsp of fresh thyme chopped, 1 whole red onion thinly sliced in layers, 8 oz of strong cheese such as Emmenthal, Comte or Cantal grated. 1 pack of center cut bacon, or lean cut bacon thinly sliced. Salt and Pepper to taste.
Peel the potatoes and thinly sliced them. Layer them on your silpat, sprinkle the chopped thyme over the potatoes. Season with pepper and salt. Layer the onions slices on top of the potatoes. Layer the cheese, then the bacon. Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes at 450.
Serve with a green salad or/and a lean meat. I suggest serving with sundried-tomato and roasted pine nuts roasted chicken. Recipe I will post tomorrow. Until then, I let you drool over those some yummy potatoes:-)
There are worth the calories!!!!