Saturday, December 12, 2009

Bacon, potatoes, eggs and broccoli gratin

I am crazy about any kind of gratin. The golden crust on top makes me wanting to eat one each day. Only if they wouldn't be such caloric bombs... Of course, one can make lighter versions, but it wouldn't taste the same, would it? :)
This recipe I don't think is any news for anybody, but it's something that I make pretty often, and it never goes wrong. You can have guests over, or just eating alone, and every time ittastes incredibly.

I used:
- potatoes
- bacon
- eggs
- broccoli
- cheese
- butter
- milk
- flower
- salt and pepper

Boil the potatoes with a pinch of salt and cut them into slices. Same with the eggs, boil and slice them. Fry the bacon in a pan and put it on absorbent sheets to get rid of the extra fat. My broccoli was frozen, so I put it in the same water the potatoes boiled, for 10 min.

I made a bechamel sauce out of the butter, flower and milk. I melted the butter and added the flower by stirring continuously. Then I added the milk and stirred again. Leave on low firefor 10 more minutes to get rid of the flower taste.

In a buttered baking pan I put layers of potatoes, egg, broccoli and bacon.

I sprinkled on top the cheese and poured half of the sauce.

Repeat the operation, but this time leave aside the cheese layer. This one will come on top of everything, after the bechamel.

Leave it in the hot oven, 25-30 minutes at 200 Celsius degrees, until it becomes golden brown.

It is extremely tasty when you take it out of the oven, but it can be served the next day too, after you microwave it!

1 comment:

  1. Your dish looks amazing! Very nice for winter time!

    Bee Happy and Enjoy!