ounces thick-cut bacon, diced
medium yellow onions, diced (about 2 1/2 cups)
garlic cloves, finely grated or minced
teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
pounds Yukon gold or other waxy potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 5 1/2 cups)
cup dry white wine
Kosher salt and black pepper
8 to 10
ounces soft cow’s milk cheese with a bloomy rind, such as Reblochon, Camembert or Brie
cup crème fraîche
- Heat oven to 400 degrees. Add bacon to a cold (10- to 12-inch) skillet and place the pan over medium heat. Let bacon cook until some of the fat renders and the edges turn golden, about 7 to 10 minutes. (You’re not looking to crisp the bacon.)
- Add onions to the pan and raise the heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden and soft, about 10 minutes longer. Stir in garlic, thyme and nutmeg, and cook for another minute until fragrant.
- Add potatoes, wine, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and toss until well combined. Cover the pan and cook, stirring every once in a while so nothing sticks, until potatoes are just tender and the liquid has mostly evaporated, 20 to 25 minutes. If the pan dries out while the potatoes are cooking, add a splash or two of water.
- Leaving the rind on, cut the cheese into slices or wedges. Stir crème fraîche into the potatoes, then nestle the cheese in evenly. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake, uncovered, until the cheese melts and the potatoes are very tender, 25 to 35 minutes. Serve hot or warm.