Recipe: Cheesy fondue potatoes with bacon
Try this simple dish that is baked in a single tray and will feed the whole family this weekend.
900 g (2 lbs) floury potatoes, peeled
4 rashers smoked back bacon
25 g (1oz) butter
½ small onion, very finely chopped
1 small garlic clove, crushed
1 level tbsp cornflour
200 ml (7 fl oz) dry white wine
200 g (7 oz) Gruyère cheese, rind removed and coarsely grated
200 g (7 oz) Emmental cheese, rind removed and coarsely grated
Freshly grated nutmeg
Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6. Boil the potatoes for 12-15 minutes until tender. Drain, and when cool enough to handle, slice. Dry-fry the bacon for 3-4 minutes until crisp, then snip into strips with scissors. Melt the butter in a large saucepan, add the onion and garlic, and cook over a low heat for 2-3 minutes until softened but not colored. In a small bowl mix the cornflour with 3 tablespoons of the wine until you have a creamy paste, then blend in the remaining wine and pour into the saucepan. Stir in both cheeses and grate over a little fresh nutmeg. Heat gently, whisking continuously until thick and creamy. Layer the potatoes, cheesy fondue and bacon into 2 small ovenproof dishes (or 1 large). Add another layer of each then bake for 20-25 minutes until golden.
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