Guinness Scallop Cheddar Bacon Potatoes Recipe

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Well here is a perfect side dish with any meal who can resist bacon, potatoes and cheese?  Another comfort food the whole family will love.

1/2 cup Guinness Beer
1/4 butter and 1/4 flour
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
dash of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper or use regular
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 pound of extra sharp ( cheddar cheese)
1/2 cup heavy cream, half and half or whole milk
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 pound of bacon cooked until extra crispy for the top
3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes thinly sliced
1 cup shredded Dubliner Cheese for the top

Make a paste with the flour and butter in a saucepan.  Heat and whisk until smooth. Add all seasonings. Stir to combine evenly.
Add the beer, chicken broth and heavy cream stir till smooth.  Add the cheese Worcestershire sauce.
Stir until all is melted.
In a large buttered baking deep casserole dish, add the potatoes on the bottom, cheese sauce, more potatoes and keep layering with cheese sauce until it's all in the casserole. Add more grated to the top.
Bake on 375 degree preheated oven for at least 70 minutes or more until top is browned and potatoes are soft.
Sprinkle with crumbled bacon.

+claudia lamascolo  Author

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