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Bacon Swiss Chard Potatoes au Gratin

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Joe Boyle

Ingredients

  • 7 or 8 large Swiss chard leaves , stems removed and cut into 1" strips
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs . russet potatoes , thinly sliced, (4 med. large potatoes)
  • 10 oz . bacon
  • 8 oz . Swiss cheese , grated
  • 1 cup unsalted chicken broth
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter

Instructions

  • Add olive oil, garlic and Swiss chard to large skillet on medium heat and wilt chard, (2 mins)
  • Place bacon slices on 3 or 4 layers of paper towels on a microwave safe platter, cover with additional layers of paper towels, microwave for 4 mins. to slightly cook the bacon and render some of the fat.
  • Let the bacon cool slightly, then chop into bite sized pieces.
  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Lightly oil an 8 by 8 casserole dish.
  • Place a layer of potato slices in the dish, lightly salt and pepper, then add 1/3 of the bacon, 1/3 of the chard, and 1/3 of the cheese.
  • Repeat 2 more layers of ingredients.
  • Pour in the chicken broth, then top with thinly sliced butter, (the butter is optional).
  • Cover the casserole with foil and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and bake for an additional 30 minutes until the cheese starts to brown and the potatoes are fork tender.
  • Serve hot