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Cheesy Cauliflower and Bacon Gratin

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“This recipe from BBC Good Food makes a nice main course for lunch served with a green salad but can also be served as a side dish with beef, pork or chicken.”
1hr 5mins

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  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the pancetta for 5 minutes, until just starting to crisp.
  3. Add the onion and cook for 12 minutes until soft and golden.
  4. Meanwhile, put the potatoes into a large pan of water, making sure they are well covered.
  5. Bring to a gentle boil, then add the cauliflower and cook everything for 6 to 7 minutes until both are tender.
  6. Tip into a colander and drain thoroughly.
  7. In a gratin dish, layer the potato and cauliflower, then scatter with the bacon and onion mixture and a handful of cheese.
  8. Drizzle each layer with a little cream and season with salt and pepper.
  9. Continue until all the layers are finished, pour over the remaining cream and scatter with the remaining cheese.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes until bubbling.
  11. Remove from the oven and let rest for 1 minute, then serve with a nice green salad.

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