12 oz pkg bacon, chopped
2 1/2 cups cream
1 1/2 cups milk
3 1/2 lbs russet potatoes, peeled, thin sliced
1 1/2 tsps salt
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
8 oz arugula, coarse chopped
2 cups grated Swiss cheese
Gourmet Au Gratin Potatoes Preparation Instructions:
Heat oven to 375F. Butter 13×9 dish. Cook bacon over medium-high til crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels.
Mix cream and milk. Layer 1/3 of potatoes in dish, overlapping slightly. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Put half of arugula over. Top with 1/3 of cheese and 1/3 of bacon. Pour 1 cup cream mix over. Repeat. Finish with remaining potatoes. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper and remaining cheese and bacon. Pour the rest of the cream mix on.
Bake uncovered til potatoes are tender and cream thickens, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. You may want to cover with foil the last few minutes of baking.
If you love gourmet au gratin potatoes then this is the recipe to try.
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