The 2nd Annual Homegrown Recipe Contest is in full-swing and we’ve been receiving some AMAZING recipes! With the “feels like” temperature today being -14 degrees F, my thoughts are turning towards food of warmth and comfort. Therefore, I’ve selected Barbara Engelhart’s recipe for Bacon Kissed Potato Gratin to share with you today! Barbara submits her recipe to us from her home in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan where it’s not quite as cold as it is here in southern Wisconsin, but still definitely below freezing.

Bacon Kissed Potato Gratin
Ingredients:

4 slices lean bacon, diced
1 T. unsalted butter
1/3 c. sliced scallions
1 lb. golden potatoes, unpeeled and cut into 1/2″ diced pieces (if using fingerlings, cut into 1/2″ coins)
2 T. all-purpose flour
1/3 c. milk
4 oz. goat cheese, diced
1/3 c. grated Asiago cheese

Directions:
1.) Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
2.) Grease 1 1/2 qt. shallow baking dish or apply cooking spray.
3.) Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and add bacon. Saute until lightly brown. Add butter and onion; saute until onion is tender.
4.) Meanwhile, place potatoes in a large bowl and add flour. Toss to coat and pour into skillet with bacon and onions, being sure to coat potatoes with content of pan as they are added.
5.) Add milk to pan and stir.
6.) Add goat cheese to pan and stir.
7.) Pour entire pan contents into prepared baking dish and scatter Asiago cheese over the top.
8.) Bake for 40-45 minutes or until potatoes are tender and top is crusty.

 

Thank you, Barbara for sending this wonderful recipe! I think I am going to have to try it in my own kitchen some time this weekend…Also, check your email for your $10.00 off coupon to Holland Bulb Farms as your reward for having your recipe featured on my blog! Perhaps you can purchase some golden potatoes to grow yourself this summer and make even more of this delicious dish!

With hands in the dirt and head in the clouds,

 
 
 

P.S. Just a “rule clarification” for the Recipe Contest in case any of you were wondering: simply because a recipe is featured on the blog does NOT disqualify it from making it in the top three for one of the grand prizes. Also, just because a recipe is NOT featured on the blog does by no means infer that it will not make it in the top 3 of either category 🙂 Good luck and get those recipes submitted while there is still time! (Contest officially ends at 11:59pm Central Time on Friday, February 17th!)