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Cheesy Bacon Panackelty Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 6 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 6 rashers of bacon, chopped
- 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- Large oven-safe skillet or casserole dish
- Oven

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
2. In a large skillet or casserole dish, layer the sliced potatoes, onions, and chopped bacon.
3. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the layers.
4. Pour the milk over the layers and dot with butter.
5. Cover the skillet or casserole dish with foil and bake for 45 minutes.
6. Remove the foil and sprinkle the grated cheddar cheese over the top.
7. Bake for another 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
8. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
375°F (190°C)
Serving size:
4-6 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories: 350
Fat: 18g
Carbohydrates: 33g
Protein: 15g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Instead of cheddar cheese, you can use any other type of cheese that melts well, such as mozzarella or Gouda.
- You can use turkey bacon or vegetarian bacon instead of regular bacon.

- Add sliced mushrooms or bell peppers to the layers for extra flavor and nutrition.
- Use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes for a healthier option.
- Add herbs such as thyme or rosemary for extra flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to slice the potatoes and onions thinly to ensure even cooking.
- You can use a mandoline slicer to make the slicing process easier and faster.
- If you want a crispier top, broil the dish for a few minutes after the cheese has melted.

Storage instructions:
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
Reheat in the oven at 350°F (180°C) for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the Cheesy Bacon Panackelty in the skillet or casserole dish it was baked in for a rustic look.

Sprinkle chopped parsley or green onions over the top for a pop of color.

This dish pairs well with a side salad or steamed vegetables.

Suggested side dishes:
- Roasted Brussels sprouts
- Garlic roasted green beans
- Caesar salad

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the top of the dish is not crispy enough, broil it for a few minutes after the cheese has melted.
- If the dish is too dry, add more milk or cream to the layers.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to cook the dish to an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) to ensure that it is safe to eat.
- Store any leftovers in the refrigerator and consume within 3 days.

Food history:
Panackelty is a traditional dish from the North East of England, made with potatoes, onions, and meat. It was originally a way to use up leftover ingredients and was often cooked in a cast-iron pot over an open fire.

Flavor profiles:
The Cheesy Bacon Panackelty is savory, cheesy, and slightly smoky from the bacon.

Serving suggestions:
Serve the Cheesy Bacon Panackelty as a main dish for lunch or dinner.

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Taste: Savory, Cheesy, Bacon, Rich, Comforting, Bacon-Y