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Crunchy Layered Potato Casserole

Crunchy Layered Potato Casserole

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Cups leftover mashed potatoes (with butter, salt, pepper, etc.)
  • ½ Cup sour cream
  • 3 medium potatoes, boiled or baked whole, then sliced ¼-inch thick
  • ½ Cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, cut into tiny cubes
  • 1 Cup shredded colby jack, Cheddar, or pepper jack cheese
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a small (8-inch) casserole dish.

Lay the bacon strips out in a large, cold skillet, and then place the skillet over medium heat. Cook the bacon until it becomes crispy, about 6 minutes, then transfer to a plate to cool.

Pour all but 1 tablespoon of bacon fat from the skillet and then add the sliced onions and peppers along with some salt and pepper. Cook until the vegetables become tender, about 6 minutes. Transfer the softened vegetables to the plate along with the bacon to cool.

Spread the mashed potatoes in the bottom of the prepared casserole dish. Top with the sour cream and spread into an even layer. Crumble in the bacon followed by the softened vegetables. Shingle the sliced boiled potato over the vegetables, sprinkle with salt and panko, and dot with the cubes of butter. Finish with a layer of shredded cheese and sprinkle with ground black pepper. Bake the potato casserole until the cheese melts and becomes slightly browned, about 30 minutes. Allow the casserole to cool for 5 minutes, then dig in!

Nutritional Facts

Servings4

Calories Per Serving737

Folate equivalent (total)57µg14%

Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg18.8%


Crispy layered thyme potatoes

Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Slice the peeled potatoes as finely as possible on a mandolin, with the fine slicing blade of a food processor, or with a very sharp knife. (The more finely you slice them, the quicker and more evenly they will cook.)

Pat the potatoes dry with a clean tea towel and tip into a large bowl. Pour over the melted butter, sprinkle over the thyme and some salt (preferably sea salt or rock salt), and toss until each slice is coated in butter.

In a roasting tin, measuring about 20 x 20cm, assemble the potato slices vertically, tightly packed together like a deck of cards, until the dish is full and you’ve used all the potatoes. Sprinkle with a little more salt and place in the oven for 45-50 mins until crisp and cooked. Use a skewer or small sharp knife to check that the potatoes are completely soft and cooked in the centre. Serve from the tin alongside the lamb.

RECIPE TIPS
GET AHEAD

To get ahead, peel and slice your potatoes and keep in cold water until ready to assemble.


Crispy layered thyme potatoes

Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Slice the peeled potatoes as finely as possible on a mandolin, with the fine slicing blade of a food processor, or with a very sharp knife. (The more finely you slice them, the quicker and more evenly they will cook.)

Pat the potatoes dry with a clean tea towel and tip into a large bowl. Pour over the melted butter, sprinkle over the thyme and some salt (preferably sea salt or rock salt), and toss until each slice is coated in butter.

In a roasting tin, measuring about 20 x 20cm, assemble the potato slices vertically, tightly packed together like a deck of cards, until the dish is full and you’ve used all the potatoes. Sprinkle with a little more salt and place in the oven for 45-50 mins until crisp and cooked. Use a skewer or small sharp knife to check that the potatoes are completely soft and cooked in the centre. Serve from the tin alongside the lamb.

RECIPE TIPS
GET AHEAD

To get ahead, peel and slice your potatoes and keep in cold water until ready to assemble.


Crispy layered thyme potatoes

Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Slice the peeled potatoes as finely as possible on a mandolin, with the fine slicing blade of a food processor, or with a very sharp knife. (The more finely you slice them, the quicker and more evenly they will cook.)

Pat the potatoes dry with a clean tea towel and tip into a large bowl. Pour over the melted butter, sprinkle over the thyme and some salt (preferably sea salt or rock salt), and toss until each slice is coated in butter.

In a roasting tin, measuring about 20 x 20cm, assemble the potato slices vertically, tightly packed together like a deck of cards, until the dish is full and you’ve used all the potatoes. Sprinkle with a little more salt and place in the oven for 45-50 mins until crisp and cooked. Use a skewer or small sharp knife to check that the potatoes are completely soft and cooked in the centre. Serve from the tin alongside the lamb.

RECIPE TIPS
GET AHEAD

To get ahead, peel and slice your potatoes and keep in cold water until ready to assemble.


Crispy layered thyme potatoes

Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Slice the peeled potatoes as finely as possible on a mandolin, with the fine slicing blade of a food processor, or with a very sharp knife. (The more finely you slice them, the quicker and more evenly they will cook.)

Pat the potatoes dry with a clean tea towel and tip into a large bowl. Pour over the melted butter, sprinkle over the thyme and some salt (preferably sea salt or rock salt), and toss until each slice is coated in butter.

In a roasting tin, measuring about 20 x 20cm, assemble the potato slices vertically, tightly packed together like a deck of cards, until the dish is full and you’ve used all the potatoes. Sprinkle with a little more salt and place in the oven for 45-50 mins until crisp and cooked. Use a skewer or small sharp knife to check that the potatoes are completely soft and cooked in the centre. Serve from the tin alongside the lamb.

RECIPE TIPS
GET AHEAD

To get ahead, peel and slice your potatoes and keep in cold water until ready to assemble.


Crispy layered thyme potatoes

Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Slice the peeled potatoes as finely as possible on a mandolin, with the fine slicing blade of a food processor, or with a very sharp knife. (The more finely you slice them, the quicker and more evenly they will cook.)

Pat the potatoes dry with a clean tea towel and tip into a large bowl. Pour over the melted butter, sprinkle over the thyme and some salt (preferably sea salt or rock salt), and toss until each slice is coated in butter.

In a roasting tin, measuring about 20 x 20cm, assemble the potato slices vertically, tightly packed together like a deck of cards, until the dish is full and you’ve used all the potatoes. Sprinkle with a little more salt and place in the oven for 45-50 mins until crisp and cooked. Use a skewer or small sharp knife to check that the potatoes are completely soft and cooked in the centre. Serve from the tin alongside the lamb.

RECIPE TIPS
GET AHEAD

To get ahead, peel and slice your potatoes and keep in cold water until ready to assemble.


Crispy layered thyme potatoes

Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Slice the peeled potatoes as finely as possible on a mandolin, with the fine slicing blade of a food processor, or with a very sharp knife. (The more finely you slice them, the quicker and more evenly they will cook.)

Pat the potatoes dry with a clean tea towel and tip into a large bowl. Pour over the melted butter, sprinkle over the thyme and some salt (preferably sea salt or rock salt), and toss until each slice is coated in butter.

In a roasting tin, measuring about 20 x 20cm, assemble the potato slices vertically, tightly packed together like a deck of cards, until the dish is full and you’ve used all the potatoes. Sprinkle with a little more salt and place in the oven for 45-50 mins until crisp and cooked. Use a skewer or small sharp knife to check that the potatoes are completely soft and cooked in the centre. Serve from the tin alongside the lamb.

RECIPE TIPS
GET AHEAD

To get ahead, peel and slice your potatoes and keep in cold water until ready to assemble.


Crispy layered thyme potatoes

Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Slice the peeled potatoes as finely as possible on a mandolin, with the fine slicing blade of a food processor, or with a very sharp knife. (The more finely you slice them, the quicker and more evenly they will cook.)

Pat the potatoes dry with a clean tea towel and tip into a large bowl. Pour over the melted butter, sprinkle over the thyme and some salt (preferably sea salt or rock salt), and toss until each slice is coated in butter.

In a roasting tin, measuring about 20 x 20cm, assemble the potato slices vertically, tightly packed together like a deck of cards, until the dish is full and you’ve used all the potatoes. Sprinkle with a little more salt and place in the oven for 45-50 mins until crisp and cooked. Use a skewer or small sharp knife to check that the potatoes are completely soft and cooked in the centre. Serve from the tin alongside the lamb.

RECIPE TIPS
GET AHEAD

To get ahead, peel and slice your potatoes and keep in cold water until ready to assemble.


Crispy layered thyme potatoes

Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Slice the peeled potatoes as finely as possible on a mandolin, with the fine slicing blade of a food processor, or with a very sharp knife. (The more finely you slice them, the quicker and more evenly they will cook.)

Pat the potatoes dry with a clean tea towel and tip into a large bowl. Pour over the melted butter, sprinkle over the thyme and some salt (preferably sea salt or rock salt), and toss until each slice is coated in butter.

In a roasting tin, measuring about 20 x 20cm, assemble the potato slices vertically, tightly packed together like a deck of cards, until the dish is full and you’ve used all the potatoes. Sprinkle with a little more salt and place in the oven for 45-50 mins until crisp and cooked. Use a skewer or small sharp knife to check that the potatoes are completely soft and cooked in the centre. Serve from the tin alongside the lamb.

RECIPE TIPS
GET AHEAD

To get ahead, peel and slice your potatoes and keep in cold water until ready to assemble.


Crispy layered thyme potatoes

Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Slice the peeled potatoes as finely as possible on a mandolin, with the fine slicing blade of a food processor, or with a very sharp knife. (The more finely you slice them, the quicker and more evenly they will cook.)

Pat the potatoes dry with a clean tea towel and tip into a large bowl. Pour over the melted butter, sprinkle over the thyme and some salt (preferably sea salt or rock salt), and toss until each slice is coated in butter.

In a roasting tin, measuring about 20 x 20cm, assemble the potato slices vertically, tightly packed together like a deck of cards, until the dish is full and you’ve used all the potatoes. Sprinkle with a little more salt and place in the oven for 45-50 mins until crisp and cooked. Use a skewer or small sharp knife to check that the potatoes are completely soft and cooked in the centre. Serve from the tin alongside the lamb.

RECIPE TIPS
GET AHEAD

To get ahead, peel and slice your potatoes and keep in cold water until ready to assemble.


Crispy layered thyme potatoes

Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Slice the peeled potatoes as finely as possible on a mandolin, with the fine slicing blade of a food processor, or with a very sharp knife. (The more finely you slice them, the quicker and more evenly they will cook.)

Pat the potatoes dry with a clean tea towel and tip into a large bowl. Pour over the melted butter, sprinkle over the thyme and some salt (preferably sea salt or rock salt), and toss until each slice is coated in butter.

In a roasting tin, measuring about 20 x 20cm, assemble the potato slices vertically, tightly packed together like a deck of cards, until the dish is full and you’ve used all the potatoes. Sprinkle with a little more salt and place in the oven for 45-50 mins until crisp and cooked. Use a skewer or small sharp knife to check that the potatoes are completely soft and cooked in the centre. Serve from the tin alongside the lamb.

RECIPE TIPS
GET AHEAD

To get ahead, peel and slice your potatoes and keep in cold water until ready to assemble.