Bacon Hot Pot

bacon hotpotYou will need a large casserole dish with a lid for this recipe. Remove the lid for about 3/4 of an hour at the end of the cooking time to brown the top layer. Serves 8.

Ingredients:

1kg Bacon pieces – trim off excess fat

8 – 10 Good sized potatoes – peel and then slice to about 3mm

2 Large leeks – quartered and sliced quite thinly

1 Large Onion -chopped finely

1 pint chicken stock

Seasoning – Use black pepper but no salt as the bacon and stock provide enough.

Pinch of mixed herbs per layer.

Method:

Butter dish and then starting with bacon, layer ingredients as follows…..

Bacon – Potatoes – Leeks and Onion – Pepper and sprinkle of herbs.

Continue until dish is almost full – finishing off with potatoes.

Add stock – you do not need much as quite a lot comes off the potatoes.

Add a few small knobs of butter to the top layer.

Cover and cook for 1 ½ hours at 180 degrees Celsius. Remove lid and cook for a further ½ – ¾ hours to crisp and brown the top.

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