Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook Time: 1 hr 30 mins | Total Time: 1 hr 50 mins | Yield: 10 Servings
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2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 onions medium, thinly sliced
12 ounces of bacon cooked and crumbled
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups whole milk
3 pounds potatoes thinly sliced (use Yukon or russet)
8 ounces cheese I used a combination of sharp cheddar and Gruyere, any cheese will work
salt and pepper to taste
Step 1: Prepare the oven and preheat to 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Brush with butter a 9×13-inch baking dish.
Step 3: Place a medium skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium.
Step 4: Add olive oil and allow it to become hot.
Step 5: Add the sliced onion, salt, and pepper. Sauté for a few minutes while stirring from time to time until the color turns brown.
Step 6: Remove the onions from the skillet and place them on a clean plate, then set them aside.
Step 7: Use paper towels to wipe clean the skillet.
Step 8: Add the bacon and cook until greasy and crispy.
Step 9: Remove the crispy bacon from the skillet and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess grease.
Step 10: Use paper towels again to wipe clean the skillet.
Step 11: Add butter in the same skillet and allow it to melt.
Step 12: Add flour and whisk until well mixed. This will take about 2 minutes.
Step 13: Add the milk gradually and whisk until well blended and thick. This will take about 2 minutes as well.
Step 14: Remove the skillet from the heat.
Step 1: Place 1/2 of the potatoes on the prepared baking dish followed by 1/2 of the caramelized onions, 1/2 of the bacon, 1/2 of the cheese, and 1/2 of the sauce.
Step 2: Repeat step 1 until everything is arranged in layers.
Step 3: Cover everything with aluminum foil.
Step 4: Place the baking dish inside the preheated oven and bake for about an hour.
Step 5: Remove the baking dish from the oven and remove the aluminum foil cover.
Step 6: Put the baking dish back into the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender.
Step 7: Remove from the oven and allow the potatoes to cool at room temperature for at least 10 minutes.
Step 8: Serve and enjoy!
Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 413mg | Potassium: 780mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 498IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 295mg | Iron: 5mg
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