Sunday, February 14, 2016

A Valentine Request!!! Potato Bacon Cheddar Tart

We watched the video "Food Country with Chef Michael Smith Potato Bacon Cheddar Tart Episode" a week ago.  If you didn't know bacon is a staple in our house...  we don't eat if everyday but it is used a lot in cooking here!

Yesterday Mike asked if we could make the bacon dish for Valentines... well a quick trip to the store to pick up parchment paper and a little more bacon. 

Chef Michael Smith makes it look so easy!  Here is our version of his dish...

Ingredients: Potatoes, bacon, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper!

Line the dish with bacon, not overlapping in the center
 (to keep from having a big mound in the middle).
I didn't have an oven proof skillet so I used a glass pie plate. 
 
Mike thinly sliced 5 potatoes.

First layer of potatoes with cheese.

 Another layer of potatoes.

We had 5 layers of potatoes and cheese.
Just like Chef Michael Smith we tucked in the last few layers.

Wrap the pile of potatoes with the bacon.

In the oven it goes..... with a weight to keep the bacon from curling!

OPPS!!!  Almost forgot the cookie sheet under the pan to catch any drippings!
Bake at 350 degrees for 2 1/2 hours...

This is one hour... another hour to go! 
 
Ready to come out of the oven...

Drain off all the fat and put on a plate...

Ready to serve! 

This is YUMMY!
Recommend making it again!!!
 

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