Bacon and brie potato bake
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Easy bacon and brie potato bake

This potato bake flavoured with crispy bacon and melty brie cheese cooked in cream is an indulgent, delectable side dish you will make over and over again.
Course Casserole, Potato bake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 -10
Author Alida Ryder

Ingredients

  • 250 g streaky bacon chopped
  • 2 kgs approximately 8 large potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 250 g brie cheese sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves sliced
  • 500 ml cream
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme leaves removed
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 200°c.
  • Place a large, oven-proof frying pan over high heat then fry the bacon until crisp and golden. Remove from the pan, leaving the rendered fat behind.
  • Layer the potatoes, brie cheese (reserve a few slices for the topping), bacon and garlic in the pan, seasoning the layers as you go.
  • Season the cream with salt and pepper then pour over the potatoes.
  • Cover the potatoes with foil/a lid and place in the oven.
  • Allow to bake for 45 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.
  • Top with the remaining brie cheese then place back in the oven and allow to bake until golden brown on top.
  • Remove from the oven and serve.