Dutch Oven Au Gratin Potatoes
2 Lbs russet potatoes
1 Large onion cut into rings
1 Tbs olive oil
1/2 Lb bacon cut into 1 inch slices
1/4 cup all purpose flour
3 cups milk
4 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
3 Tbs Montreal steak spice
Slice the potatoes into 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick slices. Place the slices in a bowl of water until ready for use.
Slice the onions into rings and set aside.
Heat olive oil in a large sauce pan. Add bacon. Cook bacon until the fat renders. Add flour and stir until a light roux forms. Stir in the milk and continue heating. When the milk is hot, add Montreal steak spice. Add 3 cups of the cheese and continue heating until the cheese is fully melted.
Layer potatoes, onions and sauce in a 10 inch Dutch oven. Top with the remaining cheese.
Bake for 90 minutes using 7 coals beneath and 14 coals on top to get 350 Degrees in your 10 inch Dutch oven.
After 90 minutes remove from heat and let it rest for 15minutes to allow the cheese mixture to thicken a bit. Serve and enjoy.
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