Boy Scout Bacon Potato Skillet

Ready For the Oven!

I’m not sure where I came across this recipe, but for some reason, when I was assembling all the layers, it reminded me of something boy scouts might create while camping in the great outdoors. I like it, too, that when using Yukon gold potatoes, there’s never any need to peel them – yee haw. 

8-10 bacon strips

3 sprigs fresh thyme

2 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes, unpeeled, sliced thin

¾ cup shredded Gruyere cheese, divided use

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 ½ – 2 cups cooked, crumbled beef or pork sausage

1 sweet yellow onion, thinly sliced

4 garlic cloves, minced

 Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.  Using your favorite 10-12 inch cast iron skillet, line it with bacon strips, leaving 1/3 of each strip hanging over sides of skillet.  Sprinkle thyme over bacon strips in skillet.  Layer half the potatoes onto bacon and thyme, covering the entire surface.  Sprinkle ¼ cup cheese over potatoes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.  Repeat layering with sausage and ¼ cup cheese, then continue layering with onions, garlic, remaining potato slices, salt, pepper, and remaining cheese.  Fold hanging bacon strips towards the center of the skillet, over the top of ingredients within.  Transfer skillet to stove top and cook over medium high heat, 10 minutes.  Cover skillet with foil and transfer to oven, cooking for 30 minutes.  Remove foil and continue to cook until bacon is crisp and potatoes are fork-tender, approx. 30-40 minutes longer.  Let meal rest for 10 minutes, then drain drippings if needed and loosen edges around outside of skillet.  Cut into wedges and serve.
Now You’re Cookin’, Chef Alli 



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