SAUCE & POTATOES
About 1kg of cooked and chopped potatoes… you can also slice them should you wish
3 hard boiled eggs duly sliced ( not a deal breaker but nice all the same)
1 cup of breadcrumbs ( golden or be a Diva and do them yourself from wholemeal bread)
1 tsp of butter… real butter… to mix the breadcrumbs together with
Make your sauce first…..
3 slices bacon or salami or chorizo ( something with flavour)
1 large onion
Cook all the above together in a saucepan. Cook – don’t brown!
then add; 4 tbsp. flour to thicken together with 1 tsp mustard to give it the tiniest of kicks
salt; pepper and paprika to taste.
then add 2 cups of milk, slowly so that it doesn’t curdle or go lumpy
when duly thickened add half a cup of cheese. This should be quite strong or you can liven it up with a few chunks of blue cheese to it.
And to finish….
Place your sliced or chopped potatoes in an ovenproof dish. Layer them and then add the sliced eggs ( either in between or just on top)….then your buttered/mixed breadcrumbs and finally a light dusting of cheese or, as I said before, some blue cheese grated on the top
( Blue cheese on the top goes well with the bacon or salami and gives it a rather nice salty taste)
Pop in oven – 180 c for about 30 minutes…
Serve with whatever or whoever you fancy……