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  • thriftlady
    Potato,onion and bacon hotpot
    This is one of the most delicious dishes I know. It is adapted from Jocasta Innes' Pauper's Cookbook.

    2hrs cooking, serves 4-6

    Slice a medium potato per person into thin slices(about 2mm thick)
    Slice one large onion(or 2 small ones!)
    Chop up some bacon or ham - 1 rasher per person is what I ususally use,but it depends on how much you can spare.

    Make a basic white sauce,add cheese if you want(I do).
    Sauce - melt a tbsp butter,add a tbsp flour cook until sandy in texture(a roux).Gradually stir in about half a pint of milk.Stir until thickens.

    In a deep,greased oven-proof dish layer the potatoes,onion and bacon,season with pepper(no salt because of the bacon)
    When you have put half the ingredients in,pour on half the sauce.
    Continue with the layers,ending with potato.
    Pour on the rest of the sauce.

    Bake in the oven at 200c covered for 1 hour.Then take of the lid and bake for a further hour at 180c.

    It's easy to increase/decrease quantities for this dish.The long cooking is the secret.
    I serve it with carrots and a green veg.
    Last edited by thriftlady; 27-07-2009 at 3:50 PM.
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