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Baked Potatoes with Gruyère and Onion

. . . and, oh — BACON! We’re not sure how ‘bacon’ got left out of the recipe title, but the, perhaps, more amusing mislead here is in calling these ‘baked’ potatoes: they are indeed heated through in a warm oven just before serving, but the cooking takes place first by boiling, then sautéeing. The baking is essential to the flavor meld of the relatively few but delicious ingredients, and the dish can be assembled ahead to the point of baking, making it a boon for use as a side to a roast, say, when entertaining. But baked on its own and served up with crusty bread and a salad of bitter leaves tossed with mustard, olive oil, salt and pepper, it makes a lovely supper meal. However you decide to make use of this, we’re certain you won’t be disappointed!

Baked Potatoes with Gruyère and Onion

2¼ lbs. very small Yukon Golds or fingerling potatoes, cut into walnut-sized chunks
4 tbs. unsalted butter
extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, diced
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
7 oz. smoked bacon, cut into strips crosswise
8 oz. Gruyère cheese, grated
2 tbs. crème fraîche
fleur de sel

Heat the oven to 350°F.

Place the potatoes in a large pot of cold salted water and bring to the boil, then drain after 2-3 minutes.

Heat half the butter with a little olive oil in a large skillet and sauté the potatoes with the onion over a medium-high heat until golden. Season with salt and pepper and add half the thyme, then remove with a slotted spoon to a baking dish. Add the remaining butter to the pan and cook the bacon pieces until crisp. Add the remaining thyme, then scatter over the potatoes. Sprinkle with the Gruyère and dot with the crème fraîche. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper and flour de sel, and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden.

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Yum! These look delicious!

    January 10, 2017

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