Winter Bacon & Potato Gratin

Serves 6


  • 200g Cumberland streaky bacon
  • 800g potatoes,thinly sliced (Agria Potatoes work really well with this dish)
  • 1 cup tasty cheese, grated 
  • black pepper, freshly ground


  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC.
  2. Line the base of your dish with greaseproof paper. Brush with soft butter.
  3. Cover the bottom and overlap the side of the dish with bacon. Layer sliced potatoes and grated cheese (neatly and tightly). Season with pepper (the bacon provides the salt).
  4. Cover with tinfoil and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes at 200ºC. Remove from the oven and press down the potatoes with a wooden spoon. Reduce temperature to 180ºC and continue cooking, uncovered, a further 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven when the potatoes are tender. Recover with tinfoil and leave to rest for at least 10-15 minutes.
  6. Carefully use the tip of a knife to edge away the bacon from the sides and turn out onto a serving plate.
  7. Cut into wedges or serve directly from the serving plate.