Found the original in 'Feast of Eden", a junior league cookbook from Monterey County. I've made many adaptions and variations throughout the years but one constant is that this recipe is always a show stopper for the taste buds as well as visually. A little bit of work but so worth it! —pamelia
slices of bacon, chopped
sweet yellow onions. Vidalia or 1015, for example, thinly sliced
Boil potatoes, 20 to 30 minutes. Drain and cool. Cut into 1/4 inch slices leaving the skins on. Preheat oven to 425. Fry bacon until crisp, remove bacon and discard all but 3 tablespoons of fat..Add onions, garlic and parsley and saute sprinkling brown sugar over all. Cook until onions are lightly golden and carmelized. Stir in bacon, paprika and pepper. In a 13x9 baking dish, layer 1/2 potatoes, 1/2 butter, 1/2 onion mixture, and 1/2 cheese. Repeat ending with cheese. Pour stock evenly over all and bake at 425 for about 30 to 40 minutes.