Potato bake with beer
• 1kg potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced • 200ml beer • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil • salt and freshly ground black pepper • 2 large onions, thinly sliced • 200g smoked bacon cubes • 85g pecorino (romano) cheese, grated
1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°f/gas mark 6. 2. Put the potatoes in a bowl and toss together with the beer, olive oil, salt and pepper. 3. Lift the potatoes out of the mixture and line an ovenproof dish with a layer of potatoes, followed by a layer of sliced onions; sprinkle over a few cubes of bacon and some of the grated pecorino. Continue layering in the same way until all the ingredients are used, finishing with grated pecorino. Pour over the beer mixture, cover with foil and bake in the oven for 1 hour. Remove the foil and bake for another 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to rest for a couple of minutes before serving.